Damnably Presents: Shonen Knife "Overdrive Tour"

Damnably Presents: Shonen Knife "Overdrive Tour"

Performing: Former Utopia, Shonen Knife and Smallgang

The Fleece, Bristol

Doors Open: 7:00PM
Starts: 7:30PM

This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.

All female Japanese legends 'Shonen knife' return to Bristol 'Rock City' in May with their 20th album "Overdrive", released April 14 on Damnably.
Formed in Osaka 33 years ago the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to joining Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour and trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands.
 Arguably the most influential and beloved Japanese rock export.

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All female Japanese legends 'Shonen knife' return to Bristol 'Rock City' & The Fleece in May 2014 with their 20th album "Overdrive", released April 14 on Damnably.

Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.

Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife’s joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let’s Rock!”

Shonen Knife new 'Bad Luck Song' Video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gifQpJmnlY
Shonen Knife Home site: http://www.shonenknife.net/
Shonen Knife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShonenKnifeOfficial
Shonen Knife Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShonenKnife

Press :

8/10 The Independent: "There are two types of people: those who enjoy thrashy Japanese girl-punk, and those who have something wrong with them."
The Sunday Times: "irrepressible slice of bounce-along indie-pop. Beguiling." Stewart Lee
7/10 Uncut
7/10 Clash "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"
4/5 The Skinny "..it's fucking AWESOME..."
4/5 The List "hard to resist"
5/5 Narc "you won't hear a more fun record this year"


Supports

SMALLGANG (new album 'san' released June 2)
Half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows exploding tight poppy post-punk with effortless complexity and crazed solo's. Last year the band toured the UK with Bored Spies (members of-Seam/Bitch Magnet/OWC) and this May release their 3rd album on Damnably.
“Stylish art rockers “ - Time Out
“deceptively deadpan songs often mutate into noisy but controlled thrashing. (Cockpit) is a particularly fine tune.” - Artrocker
“Great record” - The Line Of Best Fit
https://soundcloud.com/damnably/smallgang-dust-from-san
http://www.damnably.com/smallgang/


Former Utopia
East London's post punk trio who've toured throughout the UK, Italy and Europe with Shonen Knife & Julie Doiron. Released their Collapsar
EP in 2013 that saw mostly 8/10 reviews and garnered radio love from Gideon Coe & Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music.
John Kennedy XFM Radio “FANTASTIC!”
Pocket Jury “The overall highlight is the fantastic ‘Blue Fugue’, which sounds like a collision between Frigid Stars era Codeine and Zuma era Crazy Horse"
Slowthrills “…subtle melodies delivered in an understated baritone vocal coupled with edgy, occasionally heavy guitars. The way the songs creep up on you and develop is reminiscent of that great, often overlooked band Silkworm.”

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/formerutopia/a-love-like-infinity
More info: http://www.damnably.com/former-utopia/

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