Shonen Knife

QRO's spotlight cuts back across the Pacific to Osaka and garage-rock icons Shonen Knife....
Shonen Knife

QRO’s spotlight cuts across the Pacific to Osaka and garage-rock icons Shonen Knife.


Name: Shonen Knife

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Members: Emi Morimoto, Etsuko Nakanishi (former), Michie Nakatani (former), Mana Nishiura (former), Ritsuko Taneda, Atsuko Yamano (former), Naoko Yamano

Albums: Minna Tanoshiku (1982), Burning Farm (1983), Yama-no Attchan (1984), Pretty Little Baka Guy (1986), 712 (1991), Let’s Knife (1992), Rock Animals (1993), The Birds & the B-Sides (rarities & b-sides) (1996), Brand New Knife (1997), Happy Hour (1998), Strawberry Sound (2000), Heavy Songs (2002), Candy Rock (2003), Genki Shock! (2006), fun! fun! fun! (2007), Super Group (2008), Free Time (2010), Osaka Ramones (covers) (2011), Pop Tune (2012), Overdrive (2014), Adventure (2016), Sweet Candy Power (2019)

Shonen KnifeRelated Articles:

Review of Super Group

Interview with Shonen Knife

Live review at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR on October 23rd, 2009

Photo gallery from Doug Fir Lounge

Review as part of All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, U.K. on May 7th, 2010

Photo gallery from ATP

Review of Free Time

Review of Osaka Ramones

Photo gallery from Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY as part of CMJ Day Four on October 22nd, 2011

Photo gallery, with special guest CJ Ramone, at Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on November 18th, 2011

Review of Pop Tune

Review of Overdrive

Review of Adventure

Live review at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, U.K. on April 26th, 2018

Photo gallery from Brudenell Social Club

Review of Sweet Candy Power

Tour dates:

July 16 – Leicester, U.K. – The Cookie
July 17 – Oxford, U.K. – The Bullingdon
July 18 – London, U.K. – The Underworld
July 19 – Leeds, U.K. – Brudenell Social Club
July 20 – Newcastle, U.K. – The Cluny
July 21 – Menteith, U.K. – Doune the Rabbit Hole
July 23 – Manchester, U.K. – Night & Day Cafe
July 24 – Birmingham, U.K. – Hare & Hounds
July 25 – Portsmouth, U.K. – Wedgewood Rooms
July 26 – Brighton, U.K. – Hope & Ruin
July 27 – Halifax, U.K. – Square Chapel Arts Centre


Shonen Knife playing live at All Tomorrow’s Parties:


Shonen Knife playing “Ramen Rock” live at Brudenell Social Club:

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