Shonen Knife

Susie Says! Presents

Shonen Knife

8:00pm, Thu 7 March, 2024
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Beloved bubblegum-punk band Shonen Knife return to light up venues across Te Ika-a-Māui, their joyful performances spreading contagious fun for four select dates!

Naoko, Atsuko and Risa, gigantors of Japanese punk pop, are back to fire up tunes from their musical cannon: 20 records and 40 years of making music!

Their solid, worldwide cult following includes 90s cutting-edge bands Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross, and they have continued to influence bands through the 2000s. "There are few bands I’ve encountered that are as utterly joyfuland life affirming, like their biggest influence [The Ramones] there are few gaps in the set, one track stops and they justlaunch into the next one, each one a slice of p erfection that iseven better live than it is in it’s studio form. Buzzcocksian guitar rif fs pepper a set that takes from 60’s girl groups and the aforementioned NYC outfit with their own special undefinable ingredient, an innocence and joy that celebrates those small moments that make life worthwhile, they are incomparable...They deliver a set that is just utter joy, each track is delivered with smiles from the stage and a look around the venue just shows utter happiness, no attitudes from band or crowd, everyone is just happy to be here.” Night And Day Cafe,Manchester, UK - 28th April 2023