Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife

Japanese cult pop punk trio Shonen Knife celebrate their 35th Anniversary this year with a brand new album Adventure (out on 1 April via Damnably). They will be hitting the road for their most extensive UK and Eire tour in April, which includes a gig at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester

Formed in Osaka by guitarist and chief songwriter Naoko in 1981, Japan’s Shonen Knife rose from humble DIY beginnings crafting their own idiosyncratic songs, and fashioning their own brightly coloured outfits, to sharing a stage with Nirvana on their Nevermind tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands.

For this, their 19th album, original drummer Atsuko returns to play bass, joining Naoko (vocals + guitar) and relative newcomer Risa on drums, whilst some bass parts were provided by regular member Ritsuko (who is on maternity leave) and Naru, who became an official member from a support band.

14 – Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15 – ATP 2.00, Stewart Lee
16 – Birmingham, Oobleck
17 – London, Dingwalls
19 – Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
20 – Southampton, Joiners
21 – Brighton, The Haunt
22 – Guildford, Boileroom
23 – Norwich, Arts Centre
24 – Colchester, Arts Centre
26 – Leeds, Brudenell
27 – Gateshead, Sage 2
28 – Edinburgh, Summerhall
29 – Glasgow, CCA
30 – Dublin, Whelans
1 – Belfast, CQAF
2 – Cork, Crane Lane
4 – Liverpool, Arts  Club
5 – Nottingham,  Maze
6 – Leicester, Musician
7 – Bedford, Esquires
8 – Bristol, Fleece

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