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ZZZ’s Post-Punk Noise Wakes Up Japan

ZZZ’s Post-Punk Noise Wakes Up Japan
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Industrial Strength Music For A Post-Industrial World

By Beverly Bryan
December 19, 2012

Name: ZZZ’s

Where They’re From: Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

When They Started: 2012

Genre: Post-Punk Garage Noise

Most Similar:Le Butcherettes, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Intelligence

Sounds Like: Killing Joke covering Television through really fucked up speakers.

Emerging from the industrial city of Amagasaki, Japanese trio ZZZ’s marries the clatter and monotonous grind of industrial bands like Einstürzende Neubauten to the grooves and freak outs of proto-punk bands spawned industrial centers like The Stooges. Operate heavy machinery while listening to these ladies.

Part machine and part beast, their roots burrow deep into the history of the underground (We suspect their song “Suicide” be an homage to the early no wave band.) but the energy is promisingly in line with the frequency of this (or next) year.

This new, old feeling makes a lot of sense in terms of the band’s backstory. In the sense that ZZZ’s rises from the ashes of Hystoic Vein, which broke up last year when lead singer Inko left the band, they are less than a year old. But Youkaku, Yukary, and Lyn, who decided to push on and start a new project have been playing together since they were in high school. It explains how they can sound tight and just a little chaotic at the same time. That’s nowhere near as easy as they make it seem.

Though this incarnation just started, they’ve got a couple releases out already and they’ve taken a spin around the US to a warm reception. They’re not wasting any time, so hurry up and check them out.

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