Nango. Photo by Daryl Feeheley
Nango are Toshiaki Takeda (guitar, vocals), Akane Terui (bass) and Ryutaro Iwasaki (drums). The trio emerged from the burgeoning underground scene of Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Citing influences as disparate as Zazen Boys and The Mars Volta, theirs is an idiosyncratic approach melding together punk-prog howls and feedback-laden psych rock. The band’s new album Setsuwasetsu combines their two domestically released EPs.