14th September A new band photograph wearing 712 stage costumes is up now!
They wore this new costumes first time at "712 Day Party 2022" Japan tour.
Our bassist Atsuko designed and made them by herself.
The theme is "712" which is a secret code of the band.
In Japanese, 7 — nana — Na, 1 — ichi — i, 2 — futatsu or ni — fu.
na-i-fu — knife.
This photograph is taken by our official photographer Tomoko Ota.
We found something wrong for the archive streaming of our live at Club Goodman, Tokyo on Feb 19. We fixed it and extend the archive viewing date until Tue Mar 8. Sorry about that. Live streaming archive ticket is on sale until Mar 8. Thank you!
Considering the recent situation, we are very sorry but have to announce the reschedule of our UK tour 2022.
The new tour dates are fixed in April and May 2023. We would like to share pleasant time with you at our tour.
See you there. We will rock you!
Shonen Knife 40th Anniversary UK tour 2023
Wed 12 GUILDFORD, BOILEROOM
Thu 13 READING, SUB69
Fri 14 CAMBRIDGE, PORTLAND ARMS
Sat 15 LONDON, GARAGE
Sun 16 LEWES, CON CLUB
Tue 18 NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS
Wed 19 HEBDEN BRIDGE, TRADES CLUB
Thu 20 EDINBURGH, SUMMERHALL
Fri 21 NEWCASTLE, CLUNY
Sat 22 CARLISLE, BRICKLAYERS
Sun 23 HULL, NEW ADELPHI
Tue 25 LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
Wed 26 CARDIFF, THE MOON
Thu 27 BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS
Fri 28 MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY CAFE
Sat 29 BRISTOL, EXCHANGE
Sun 30 BEDFORD, ESQUIRES
Mon 1 RAMSGATE, MUSIC HALL
Tue 2 RAMSGATE, MUSIC HALL
Shonen Knife planned Scandinavian Tour in 2022 but we had to re-schedule them to 2023.
These are new dates. We are very excited to go back to Scandinavian countries. Rock!
Shonen Knife Scandinavian Tour 2023
2 March Loppen / Copenhagen, Denmark
3 March 1000Fryd / Aalborg, Denmark
4 March Showdown / Goteborg, Sweden
5 March Odal Rock Club / Austvatn, Norway
7 March Arnemoen Gard / Ringebu, Norway
8 March Bla / Oslo, Norway
9 March Bastard Bar / Tromso, Norway
10 March Debaser / Stockholm, Sweden
11 March Plan B / Malmo, Sweden
12 March Bar Loose / Helsinki, Finland
Ritsuko left the band.
Ritsuko, bass and vocal, left the band for focusing on her project as a solo artist and a composer.
We thank to her contribution over 10 years for Shonen Knife and we are praying for all of her success in the future.
Wed. 13 April, GUILDFORD BOILEROOM
Thu. 14 April, READING SUB89
Fri. 15 April, CAMBRIDGE PORTLAND ARMS
Sat. 16 April, LONDON GARAGE
Sun. 17 April, LEWES CON CLUB
Tue. 19 April, NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
Wed. 20 April, HEBDEN BRIDGE TRADES CLUB
Thu. 21 April, EDINBURGH SUMMERHALL
Fri. 22 April, NEWCASTLE CLUNY
Sat. 23 April, CARLISLE BRICKLAYERS
Sun. 24 April, HULL NEW ADELPHI
Tue. 26 April, LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL
Wed. 27 April, CARDIFF THE MOON
Thu. 28 April, BIRMINGHAM HARE & HOUNDS
Fri. 29 April, MANCHESTER NIGHT & DAY CAFE
Sat. 30 April, BRISTOL EXCHANGE
Sun. 1 May, BEDFORD ESQUIRES
Mon. 2 May, RAMSGATE MUSIC HALL
Due to the current uncertainty around international travel and the vaccine rollout in Japan, it is with great disappointment that we’re going to have to put the tour back to 2022. Please see your venue website for details.
Hi everyone who support Shonen Knife. Konnichiwa!
We are very sorry to say the reschedule of our 2021 UK tour.
We are looking forward to see you at our 40th Anniversary UK tour 2022 and hope to share happy moments with you at our shows.
Please take care and keep on rockin’!
Wed 29 RAMSGATE, MUSIC HALL
Thu 30 CAMBRIDGE, PORTLAND ARMS
Fri 1 READING, SUB89
Sat 2 BEDFORD, ESQUIRES
Sun 3 LEWES, CON CLUB
Tue 5 NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS
Wed 6 HULL, NEW ADELPHI
Thu 7 LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL
Fri 8 HEBDEN BRIDGE, TRADES CLUB
Sat 9 NEWCASTLE, CLUNY
Sun 10 EDINBURGH, SUMMERHALL
Tue 12 MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY CAFE
Wed 13 CARDIFF, THE MOON
Thu 14 BRISTOL, EXCHANGE
Fri 15 GUILDFORD, BOILEROOM
Sat 16 LONDON, THE GARAGE
Sun 17 BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS
Shonen Knife’s very first live stream one-man show is announced for all over the world!
Saturday, March 6th, Japan Time, at music club ANIMA, Osaka JAPAN with limited audience
It is “Four Leaves” version of the band consist of Naoko as vocal and guitar, Risa as drums, Naru as bass and Ritsuko as guitar.
They will play the “Golden Hits” set!
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Shonen Knife “The Cyber Show 2021” four leaves version
Saturday, March 6th 2021 start: 16:30 Japan Time JST
*please check your time zone
JST 16:30 March 6th
GMT 7:30 March 6th
CET 8:30 March 6th
EST 2:30 March 6th
CST 1:30 March 6th
PST 23:30March 5th
AEDT 18:30 March 6th
NZDT 20:30 March 6th
You need to register your personal information when you buy the ticket.
Tickets are available from Saturday 6th February 10:00 Japan Time.
Lawson Ticket (L code: 52831) https://l-tike.com/shonenknife/
Please cooperate with the temperature measurement at the time of admission.
Those who are above 37.5 degrees will be refused admission.
If you feel unwell within 2 weeks, please voluntarily decline to enter.
Please wear a mask on the day of the event. If people who don’t wear masks, they will be refused admission.
Please refrain from conversation between audience in the venue as much as possible.
Shonen Knife joined to “Better Times Project” which organized by Janis Ian.
Shonen Knife joined to “Better Times Project” which is organized by Janis Ian who is an American famous Grammy Awards singer song writer. Inspired by the death of a country singer John Prine caused by COVID-19, she started this project. It is the project that she announced to various artists from all over the world to cover her specially written new song “Better Times Will Come”.
Many artists like a world famous drummer Steve Gadd, Neil Finn from Crowded House or San Diego Women's Chorus have already joined this project and covered the song.
Getting an offer from Janis, Shonen Knife joined to this project. They did virtual session by each member.
You can download the all version of the song “Better Times Will Come” for free from the project site.
I hope you enjoy this new song "Better" for Shonen Knife's 712 Day this year.
I wrote a positive song about "There is no rain that doesn't stop".
The image of the melody lines are 60's and 70's British pop.
Using voice memo of a smartphone and a tablet, I made demo tape.
It's very analog way. Risa and I recorded at the studio in Osaka.
Atsuko who is living in Los Angeles recorded the bass at her house and send the date to us through internet.
Then we mixed all the data.
It has become a convenient world!
Happy 712 Day! The 20th anniversary.
Have fun and enjoy Shonen Knife!