Siouxsie & the Banshees frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux and drummer Budgie created this "band offshoot" in the early '80s.

Siouxsie & the Banshees frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux and drummer Budgie created this "band offshoot" in the early '80s. On this fourth album (the title means "yes" in Japanese), the rhythmic pair connected with Taiko drum master Leonard Eto. In fact, immediately following the Banshees' Seven Year Itch tour last year, an impromptu drumming session between Budgie and Eto ensued. The end result, "Hái!," sparkles and dazzles with spontaneity and newfound energy. The explosive "Say Yes!" opens the set and segues into the hypnotic "Around the World." The haunting "Imagoró" recalls "Slave to the Rhythm"-era Grace Jones. Sioux may have found her perfect match in Budgie's percussion and Eto's drums.—MP