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Shonen Knife

16/04/16

Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio

formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko Yamana first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop,

particularly The Ramones. Inspired, the band crafted their own idiosyncratic

songs, fashioned brightly coloured outfits and DIY albums. In 1985, K Records

released ‘Burning Farm’ in the United States. Deals with Sub Pop and various

majors followed. 1989 saw the crème of the alt. rock scene (including Sonic

Youth, L7 and Redd Kross) covering their favourite Shonen Knife songs on the

tribute album ‘Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them’. They toured

with Nirvana (on the ‘Nevermind’ tour), The Breeders, as part of Lollapalooza,

wowed the Reading Festival and Roskilde, recorded sessions for John Peel and

appeared on MTV’s ‘Beavis and Butthead’. The band returned to the UK after a

gap of 16 years in 2009 and since toured regularly throughout Europe gaining

many generations of fans.

2016 will be the band’s 35th year of rock and will see them release their 20th

studio album. With no signs of slowing down, Naoko continues to say: “Let’s

Rock!”.

Time: 19:00

Price: £12

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