Shonen Knife 35th Anniversary UK and Eire 2016 tour announcement


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, brought to you by Damnably.

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 LollapaloozaReading FestivalRoskilde FestivalFuji 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 IncubateLe Guess Who? Handmade Festival The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, released the critically accailmed 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.”

Shonen Knife 35th Anniversary Tour of UK & Eire
*Tickets go on sale on Thursday November 5th at 9am via
WeGotTickets SEE Tickets Gigantic Tickets Songkick TicketWeb UK Bristol Ticket Shop Resident Brighton plus some venues own box offices & internal ticket systems.

April 14th Thur Manchester – The Ruby Lounge
April 15th Fri Prestatyn Pontin’s Holiday Centre-  ATP 2.0 Spring 2016 curated by Stewart Lee
April 16th Sat Birmingham – Alfie Bird & The Oobleck
April 17th Sun London – Dingwalls
April 19th Tue Falmouth – Princess Pavilion
April 20th Wed Southampton – The Joiners
April 21 Thur Brighton – The Haunt Brighton
April 22 Fri Guildford – The BOILEROOM
April 23 Sat Norwich – Norwich Arts Centre
April 24 Sun Colchester – Colchester Arts Centre
April 26 Tue Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
April 27 Wed Newcastle – Sage Gateshead 2
April 28 Thur Edinburgh – Summerhall
April 29 Fri Glasgow – CCA Glasgow
April 30 Sat Dublin – Whelan’s

May 1 Sun Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival – Belfast

May 2 Mon Cork – Crane Lane, Cork
May 4 Wed Liverpool –  Arts Club
May 5 Thur Nottingham – The Maze
May 6 Friday Leicester – The Musician Pub
May 7 Sat Bedford Bedford Esquires
May 8 Sun Bristol – The Fleece Bristol

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