Basement of the Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way
London, England WC1H

Shonen Knife EXTRA London Show!
With Smallgang (London)/Sputniko!(London/Tokyo) & Damnably DJ’s and Special guests.
Shonen Knife are a super influential all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981, by sisters Naoko Yamano and Atsuko Yamano. The Ramones loving food obsessed trio (with Michie Nakatani) effortlessly create kooky songs with upbeat infectious melodies and exuberant lyrics often about sweets and animals. The bands twenty-seven-year career has seem them tour the world with Nirvana (on the Nevermind tour), Sonic Youth, the BMX Bandits, and as part of Lollapolooza.
They also recorded sessions for John Peel, appeared on MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, 120 minutes, the Conan O’Brian show and even wrote “Buttercup (I’m a Supergirl)” for that for the hugely popular cartoon ‘The Powerpuff Girls’.
The band have a new Bassist (Ritsuko Taneda), a new album called ‘Super Group’ and have now decided to embark on a world tour again!

“When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” Kurt Cobain

Added by bloomsburybowlinglanes on June 5, 2009