Japan’s legendary punk pop princesses; SHONEN KNIFE, will be releasing ALIVE! In Osaka via Good Charamel Records in North America, Europe and The UK on May 4th 2017.
The DVD/CD package was recorded live at Juso Fandango in Osaka, Japan in December of 2017 and includes 21 tracks from the band’s 3+ decade long career as Japan’s most loved Indie rock import.
Featuring classics such as “Twist Barbie”, “Bear Up Bison” and “Sushi Bar Song”, newer tracks like “Jump Into The New World” and “Rock N Roll Tee Shirt” as well as a cover of Nick Lowe’s classic “Cruel to be Kind”, the band is captured in their true element, entertaining fans in the city that made them who they are today.
ALIVE! In Osaka will be released as a limited edition CD/DVD set, and will also be available digitally in audio and video formats for streaming and download.
Shonen Knife has enjoyed sharing their ever-evolving career for decades, touring the world with rock royalty such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, BMX Bandits and Redd Kross. After 36 years, the band still receives rave reviews from outlets like Noisey who said, “Japan’s Shonen Knife certainly aren’t acting their age… Full of shimmering girl group melodies and immediately hummable guitar lines, ‘Jump Into The New World’ will make you leave you bummers behind”
With incendiary and icon-building appearances on Lollapalooza, MTV’s 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead as well as a well-received tribute to The Carpenters where they covered “Top of the World“, Shonen Knife have secured their rock solid cult status as they march into the future.
SHONEN KNIFE 2018 UK/SCOTLAND TOUR
04/01 Cardiff The Gate
04/03 Exeter Exeter Phoenix
04/04 Southampton The Joiners
0405 Guildford The Boiler Room
04/06 Bournemouth Sound Circus
04/07 Brighton Patterns
04/10 Colchester Colchester Arts
04/11 Cambridge The Portland Arms
04/12 Norwich Norwich Art Center
04/13 London The Garage
04/14 Bedford Esquires
04/15 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
04/17 Reading Sub89
04/18 Bristol Exchange
04/19 Nottingham Bodega Nottingham
04/20 Manchester Night and Day Cafe
04/24 Hull Adelphi
04/25 Sheffield The Plug
04/26 Leeds Brudnell Social Club
04/27 York Fibbers
05/01 Edinburgh Summer Hall
05/02 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
05/03 Glasgow Stereo