Leader and Bucho agreed to share yelling duties, named their band in honor of the film version of Death in Venice, and started gigging in Tokyo. And, yes, you really can just go to see a bunch of hardcore bands and then decide to start one yourself. That is actually the only way it has ever it worked. Furthermore,Tadzio’s crazy-fun self-titled debut, out now on Japanese indie label P-Vine, proves that system is still working. It consists of eleven tracks of totally unfiltered thrashing and serious garage rumble and growl.
On songs like “Beast Master” the ladies show off a talent for anarchy that recalls Japanese noise-rock duo Afrirampo and the lovable hyperactivity of the US’s Mika Miko. The ladies wisely kept a few hints of Nirvana’s hooks around for songs like “Belgium” too. “Buzz” is another album highlight because it’s a tribute to Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne. This is definitely the kind of music that inspires people to start bands. Get your hands on a copy and complete the cycle.
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