This new video from wild Japanese favorites Trippple Nippples reminds us at Impose of something they told us when we interviewed them a little while back.
"IMPOSE: Where does the inspiration for your costumes and performances lie?Joseph: Oceania.Jimmy: We’re just trying to pay respect to our ancestors.Joseph: And the Pacific. Literally we are–we’re not kidding. That’s where it comes from. There’s a little bit of Africa and a little bit of China, but it’s mainly Oceania through a Japanese filtration system.Jimmy/Joseph: Ancestor worship…(giggle)Yuka: I think we didn’t worship our ancestors enough before, but we realized our ancestors made us be here. So we thought we should respect our ancestors – Jo's ancestors used to chop up enemies heads and make human Xmas trees–he is Scottish. We may not do that, but once upon a time we were all warriors! It's in the blood, cant you feel it every now and then?"