Ruins was the first artiste I saw on Sunday – frenetic drum fills and random gibberish. OK but not really my thing.

Nisennenmondai were excellent last year and this year they were even better. Their playing is amazingly tight and precise and their drummer (Sayako Himeno) is just an incredible machine, battering out rock solid rhythms, at one point towards the end of the set it looked like she was headbutting the toms. The guitarist (Masako Takada) also had an interesting technique of coaxing scratchy percussive sounds from her axe. I don’t think I stopped dancing for the entire set. They ended the set with “We are Nisennenmondai from Tokyo, we are very happy to be here”. Ahh the sweeties. Definately one of my favorite live bands ever.