It’s time to SUPER ROCK Osaka style!
“When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” Kurt Cobain
The groundbreaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop like 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 US. 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 and as part of Lollapalooza. They recorded sessions for John Peel and appeared on MTV’s ‘Beavis and Butthead’. Shonen Knife were the first Japanese act to break through to the west, and they remain one of the most influential. Almost 30 years on, a few line-up changes and 15 albums later, they're still as super-punk-pop rockin and fun as ever. The band will play All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Matt Groening in May, as well as a UK/Europe Tour.
Shonen Knife UK/European Tour Dates
Thu 6 May – Thekla – Bristol, UK
Fri 7-9 May – Matt Groening’s ATP – Minehead, UKhttp://www.wegottickets.com/f/1389
Mon 10 May – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
Tue 11 May – The Musician – Leicester, UKhttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/73480
Wed 12 May – Brudnell Social Club – Leeds, UK
Thu 13 May – Sala Matisse – Valencia, Spain
Fri 14 May – Sala Becool – Barcelona, Spain
Sat 15 May – Sala Gruta – Madrid, Spain
Mon 17 May – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tue 18 May – Kultchurbunker – Cologne, Germany
Wed 19 May – Cafe Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Thu 20 May – Kato – Berlin, Germany
Sun 23 May – Freebutt – Brighton, UK
Mon 24 May – Scala – London, UK
SUPER GROUP (UK Version)
Featuring exclusive Artwork and 3 bonus live tracks!
“Part Shangri-La’s, part Ramones, you can’t resist the charm of lyrics … so give in, and don’t.”