Shonen Knife Go Into Overdrive with New Album and New 2014 UK Tour

Shonen Knife 2014

Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Following an extensive tour of Europe in 2013, the band are returning for 15 dates across the UK and Ireland this May before heading to Europe, to promote the release of their 20th album, Overdrive, out 14th April on Damnably Records.

Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife’s joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let’s Rock!”

30 April 2014: Ruby Lounge, Manchester [Tickets]
1 May 2014: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
3 May 2014: Handmade Festival, Leicester
6 May2014: Whelans, Dublin
7 May 2014: Dolans, Limerick
8 May 2014: Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
9 May 2014: Cathedral Quarter Festival, Belfast
10 May 2014: CCA, Glasgow [Tickets]
11 May 2014: Electric Circus, Edinburgh
12 May 2014: Cluny, Newcastle
14 May 2014: The Fleece, Bristol [Tickets]
15 May 2014: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff [Tickets]
16 May 2014: Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton [Tickets]
17 May 2014: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
18 May 2014: Dingwalls, London [Tickets]

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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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