The Stompin’ Riffraffs hit Australia for the first time after performing at the 2018 Halloween Ball. In a lightening strike four gigs in four days, the band are hitting Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, then back to Melbourne before returning to Japan. Australia, you are in for a treat.
“Stompin’ Riff Raffs, formed in Tokyo in 2006, are comprised of three chicks—Rie (bass), Miku (keyboard and theremin), and Saori (drums)—and fronted by their man Nao (guitar and vocals).
Stompin’ have been regular fixtures of the Tokyo underground since their inception and regularly tour around their native Japan while still finding time to play internationally with regular frequency. Their first major release on Wild Records, 2015’s A Man and Three Chicks highlights the band’s fuzz-soaked late ‘50s sound, consisting primarily of original live staples such as “Parabellum” and “Screamin’ on Wheels” with a few covers thrown in for good measure.
Stompin’ Riff Raffs combine all the elements of the golden age of ferocious rock and roll without sounding simply derivative, providing irrefutable proof that despite their homeland being known for propriety, orderliness, and manners, these Nipponese can still hit as hard and fast as anyone else.