Damnably Presents: Shonen Knife "Overdrive Tour"

Damnably Presents: Shonen Knife "Overdrive Tour"

Performing: Good Grief, Shonen Knife and Smallgang

The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

This event is for over 18s only in the standing area. No refunds will be issued for under 18s.

All female Japanese legends 'Shonen knife' return to Manchester '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 the heights of touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, 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 Manchester 'Rock City' & The Ruby Lounge 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

Supports
SMALLGANG
Half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows. 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.
https://soundcloud.com/damnably/smallgang-library
http://www.damnably.com/smallgang/

Good Grief
Liverpudlian noisy pop trio, influenced by Superchunk, Teenage Fanclub and Dinosaur Jr.
http://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/

Press :

The Independent: 8/10 "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"

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