The hardest working ladies in pop punk are back in session tonight! Must be Shonen Knife!
Shonen Knife started out back in 1981 in Osaka, Japan, at a time when all-female punk groups weren't common place.
Taking their influences from 1970s punk/pop/new wave, Naoko Yamano, Ritsuko Taneda and Emi Morimoto, describe their sound as "oo-oo-ultra-eccentric-super-cult-punk-pop-band-shonen-knife". It is a sound that has attracted a lot of attention over the years from the likes of Kurt Cobain, Fugazi, BMX Bandits and John Peel all being fans.
With so many releases they could open a Shonen Knife record shop (latest is Pop Tune on Damnably), their last session was loud and exciting and we've no reason to suspect this one will be any different.