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Shonen Knife Announce New Zealand Tour

Shonen Knife Announce New Zealand Tour

Thursday 6th November, 2014 8:47AM

Legendary pop punk three-piece Shonen Knife are heading to New Zealand for four shows in the new year. The Osaka trio will be visiting these shores off the back of their nineteenth studio album Overdrive, which came out in April and gives an enthusiastic nod to 1970s rock pillars like Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy. Here's the details...

UndertheRadar Presents....

Shonen Knife Overdrive Tour

Wednesday 28th January, Kings Arms, Auckland
Thursday 29th January, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Friday 30th January, San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 31st January, Churchills, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE at UTR

Check out the video for 'Bad Luck Song', taken from Overdrive...


Under The Radar & bFM presents...
 Step into Overdrive NZ Tour 2015

The number one world famous Japanese all girls band Shonen Knife released their 19th album “Overdrive” earlier this year.  And in their own words… "It’s a very ROCK album!”

Currently touring all over the world with this new release they finally make it down again to the great southern hemisphere in January 2015.

Shonen Knife worked very hard in 2013 and continue to do so. They toured all over the world and their song “Osaka Rock City” from the album “Pop Tune” released in 2012 was used as the theme song for the Japanese movie “Soul Flower Train”; as well as releasing their Ramones tribute album “Osaka Ramones” in 2011. Ever rocking band leader Naoko wrote 10 songs with passion and love for the new album... an album of warm, overdriven, abrasive guitars, doubled harmonic solos, dissonant power chords, menacing bass and thunderous drum rolls. The theme of this album is ‘70’s Rock and ‘70’s Hard Rock! Shonen Knife took over the great ROCK spirit of ‘70’s rock music. Inspired by legendary bands like Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Runaways, ZZ Top, Judas Priest... Yes, it’s “School of ROCK”.


 "While the fuzz-filled punk vibe is still present and correct, there’s also a hard rock thread running through Overdrive, with “Black crow”, about a bird that never shuts up, and “Ramen Rock”, a thunderous ode to their preferred noodle dish, containing unmistakable nods to thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath” (7/10 Uncut Magazine)

“In a world of pomp and seriousness it benefits to have a band like Shonen Knife to counteract the cynical earnestness of a lot of rock music. ‘Overdrive’ shows a newfound menacing dissonance, but also a warmth that shows no sign of the band’s life-affirming charm waning” (7/10 Clash)

“Overdrive’s sugary take on 70s dinosaur rock also stands unexpectedly in its favour, but ultimately all you need to know about the Osaka trio’s nineteenth album is this: it’s fucking AWESOME. Best not to question love when it’s inevitably, irredeemably absolute.” (4/5 The Skinny)


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Wed 28th Jan
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Thu 29th Jan
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Fri 30th Jan
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 31st Jan
Churchills, Christchurch

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