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Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife
Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife are a super influential all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981, by sisters Naoko Yamano and Atsuko Yamano and their friend Atsuko Yamano. The Ramones, loving food obsessed trio effortlessly created kooky songs with upbeat infectious melodies and exuberant lyrics often about sweets and animals. The bands twenty-seven-year career has seem them tour the world with Nirvana (on the Nevermind tour), Sonic Youth, the BMX Bandits, and as part of Lollapolooza. They also recorded sessions for John Peel, appeared on MTV's Beavis and Butthead, 120 minutes, and the Conan O'Brian show. They even wrote "Buttercup (I'm a Supergirl)" for that for the hugely popular cartoon 'The Powerpuff Girls'. In October 2008, Shonen Knife announced that Ritsuko Taneda, (from the band Denki Candy-named after a Shonen Knife album) who had been the band's touring bass player for two years, had been promoted to full member and so they made a new album called 'super group' and decided it was time to embark on a world tour! "When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert." Kurt Cobain

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