Shonen Knife, the All-Female Pop-Punk-Rock Pioneers from Osaka, Japan celebrate their 35th Anniversary and (as yet untitled) new album with their most extensive UK & Eire tour to date.
The band return to Edinburgh Rock City, to play the awesome Summerhall venue April, 2016.
TICKETS on sale at 9am, Thursday November 5th
"When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.”
The 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.
They toured with Nirvana (on the ‘Nevermind’ tour), Sonic Youth and Breeders. they rocked Lollapalooza, Reading Festival, Roskilde Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, recorded sessions for John Peel and appeared on MTV’s 'Beavis and Butt-Head’ and wrote a song for The Powerpuff Girls .
More recently, Shonen Knife have: played Matt Groening's curated ATP Festival, toured the UK, Continental Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, China and India, played Incubate, Le Guess Who? Handmade Festival The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, released the critically acclaimed albums Supergroup, Freetime, Osaka Ramones, Poptune and Overdrive, recorded regular BBC6 Music sessions for Marc Riley and Gideon Coe and been sited as a trailblazing influence on many of today's young female bands.
2016 will be the band’s 35th year of rock and will and with no signs of slowing down, Naoko continues to say: “Let’s Rock!”.
The Independent (Simon Price): 8/10 “There are two types of people: those who enjoy thrashy Japanese girl-punk, and those who have something wrong with them.”
Noisey: "Shonen Knife Write Sick Songs About Cats, Cookies, and Cake"
The Sunday Times ( Stewart Lee ): “…irrepressible slice of bounce-along indie-pop. Beguiling.”
Wobbly Grunge trio from Barnsley, South Yorkshire who have played alongside the likes of Allusondrugs, Fizzy Blood, Yawning Dog and Bi:Lingual and released their debut EP in August 2015 with a 7” Single following on Damnably in January 2015.
Louder Than War “‘Bruja’ is a fantastic collection of songs, one that no doubt will show off the band at their best in a live setting.”
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