Shonen Knife Get Charitable for Christmas

Osaka’s premier all girl punk-rock unit Shonen Knife welcomes in the season of goodwill with a brand new festive single, and a rare charity auction that hopes to raise plenty of cash on behalf the Japanese Red Cross Earthquake and Tsunami fund.

The threesome’s 2011 Christmas single ‘Sweet Christmas’ is available now across the UK digitally via iTunes UK, and, as well as a limited edition 7″ white vinyl from HMV or directly from the group’s European label and management; Damnably. The single contains the title track, plus the girls’ cover of ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, and an acoustic version of ‘Sweet Christmas’.

Damnably has also teamed up with Shonen Knife to offer one lucky bidder the chance to own rare Shonen swag, including their Osaka Ramones (faux) leather jackets, a selection of CDs, merchandise and more! The auction is now live from today until Christmas and can be viewed by clicking here.

The auction includes:

  • 3x signed ‘Osaka Ramones’ faux leather jackets – as worn by the band at their only European Osaka Ramones concert at The Brixton Windmill on 8 Sep 2011.
  • 1x Shonen Knife’s Osaka Ramones album.
  • 1x Shonen Knife’s Free Time album.
  • 1x Shonen Knife’s Super Group album.
  • 3x Shonen Knife London concert postcards.
  • 1x Shonen Knife London concert A3 poster.
  • 5x Shonen Knife stickets.
  • 1x Test pressing of Shonen Knife’s Sweet Christmas single (one of only six in the world, the others belonging to the band and Damnably).
  • 1x Physical actual copy of Sweet Christmas.

Happy bidding, and spread the word!


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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