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Japan’s SHONEN KNIFE return with a new album and Australian tour.

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

Japan’s SHONEN KNIFE return with a new album and Australian tour.

Japan’s evergreen sugar-coated punk powerpopsters return with a new album and another Australian tour.

New album “Sweet Candy Power” is out now worldwide and long with tours in Europe, Japan, UK and USA… they will then return to Australia as special guests on the REGURGITATOR 25th anniversary tour over OCT/NOV. The tour kicks off in Adelaide and also includes a super special slot on the THE LOST LANDS festival on NOV 3.

Having just completed a European tour playing festivals PRIMAVERA SOUND in Spain and This is not a Love Song in France the reaction to the new tunes “from the audience was very good”. First video DIZZY was premiered on FLOOD MAGAZINE and described as a “hyper-catchy pop-rock confection that takes up residence in a listener’s head after the first sing-along chorus” The video was filmed in one of the band’s favorite hometown punk dives, Fandango in Osaka, Japan, and features choreographed dance moves to emphasize the 70’s pop vibes.

SHONEN KNIFE / SWEET CANDY POWER

Since their pure DIY beginnings in 1981, Osaka, Japan’s Shonen Knife have been building a faithful following of music enthusiasts and the alternative rock elite. Their relentless journey secured the band’s place as one of the pioneer ambassadors of Japanese rock music and culture on the international stage.

In 2019 the trio charges ahead towards their 4th decade of international touring and recording with their 19th studio release “Sweet Candy Power”.The band features original members (and sisters) Naoko on Vocals and Guitar, Atsuko on Bass and Vocals and introduces their newest member, Risa, on Drums and Vocals. Naoko describes the “Sweet Candy Power” album as “This album is homage to my favorite 1960’s and 1970’s rock music. Also I put all of enjoyment, entertainment, joyful and delightful from me into songs. Inspired by my experience during tours and my daily life, I wrote lyrics with fun and a little bit of ironical viewpoint. I hope people get happy through this album.” presented through the lens of SK’s charismatically executed, sunshine and candy filled fantasy world.

Their latest release “Sweet Candy Power” features 10 brand new songs including the first single/video “I Feel Dizzy,” and the title track “Sweet Candy Power”.

Shonen Knife continued to tour worldwide, sharing the stage with bands such as Nirvana, Redd Kross and Sonic Youth offering performances at London’s All Tomorrow’s Party, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Fuji Rock Festival and the Lollapalooza. In support of their newest release the girls will be touring in Europe in May/June including Primavera Sound and are in the throes of global touring for 2019!

SHONEN KNIFE / SWEET CANDY POWER
1. Party
2. Dizzy
3. Sweet Candy Power
4. My Independent Country
5. Wave Rock
6. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
7. Never-Never Land
8. Peppermint Attack
9. California Lemon Tree
10. Match 3
Out now via Valve/MGM.

SHONEN KNIFE Sweet Candy Australia style 2019 with REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES

FRI 18 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
SAT 19 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
TSUN 20 OCT – Hobart UNI BAR Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
THUR 24 OCT – Canberra THE BASEMENT Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
FRI 25 OCT – Kingscliff KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
SAT 26 OCT – Brisbane THE TIVOLI Plus REGURGITATOR, THE FAUVES, FAT, TAPE/OFF and DICKLORD Doors 5.00pm.
SUN 27 OCT – Brisbane THE TIVOLI Plus REGURGITATOR, SCREAMFEEDER, THE FAUVES, THE STRESS OF LEISURE and KOKO UZI Doors 3.00pm.
FRI 1 NOV – Melbourne PRINCE BANDROOM Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
SAT 2 NOV – Melbourne THE CORNER Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
SUN 3 NOV – Werribee THE LOST LANDS
THUR 7 NOV – Newcastle CAMBRIDGE HOTEL Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
FRI 8 NOV – Sydney THE METRO Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
SAT 9 NOV – Sydney THE METRO Plus REGURGITATOR, THE FAUVES and NERVOUS WRECKS
SUN 10 NOV – Wollongong UNIBAR Plus REGURGITATOR and tbc
FRI 15 NOV – Perth THE ASTOR Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
SAT 16 NOV – Fremantle METROPOLIS Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES

I feel dizzy!

Shane

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