The Boileroom, Guildford.
This event is for 18 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
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Shonen Knife 40th Anniversary UK tour 2021
"We started Shonen Knife on 29th December 1981 when we did the first
rehearsal in Osaka. This year is the 40th anniversary of the band. Thanks to
our fans, all members of the band and staff, I could continue the band.
But actually I can’t believe that so many year have passed. My motto of the
band is “Let’s have fun” and I’ve never look back and never having long
time future plan. I just move forward.
I would like to continue to make people and ourselves happy through our
music. See you at our 40th Anniversary UK tour 2021!"
Shonen Knife - from Osaka, Japan - formed in 1981 by sisters Naoko and Atsuko. Long before terms like 'riot girrrl' entered the lexicon, the all-female trio were happily snapping guitar strings to the sound of imported Ramones covers. Like fellow cult Japanese girl group The 5,6,7,8s, Shonen Knife have weathered decades of musical change by adhering to what they know best: belting out their own infectious brand of feelgood pop-punk.
Over the last 40 years they might not have packed out out stadiums but have been credited as a huge influence on alt rock acts from Sonic Youth to Nirvana. Despite years on the road, their enthusiasm for live performances remains a joy to see as they delve into an extensive back catalogue ranging from solid thrash rock through to hit parade melodies.