SHONEN KNIFE
Japan’s evergreen sugar-coated punk powerpopsters return with a new album SWEET CANDY POWER and another tour here.
New album “Sweet Candy Power” is out now worldwide and along with tours in Europe, Japan, UK and USA… they are returning to Australia as special guests on the REGURGITATOR 25th anniversary tour. The tour kicks off in Adelaide and also includes a super special slot on the THE LOST LANDS festival on NOV 3. They will also make a return call to New Zealand during this  down under of delight.

Recently completing 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 earlier this year…
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.
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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!

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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.
with REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES

FRI 18 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV

Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from www.thegov.com.au or www.oztix.com.au, venue or ph 1300 762 545
SAT 19 OCT – Adelaide THE GOV
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from www.thegov.com.au or www.oztix.com.au, venue or ph 1300 762 545

SUN 20 OCT – Hobart UNI BAR – doors 5.00pm
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/4f309ede-b51f-4179-8294-1095ded53aa5

THUR 24 OCT – Canberra THE BASEMENT
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from https://thebasementcanberra.oztix.com.au/

FRI 25 OCT – Kingscliff KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from https://kingscliffbeachhotel.oztix.com.au/

SAT 26 OCT – Brisbane THE TIVOLI

Plus REGURGITATOR, THE FAUVES, FAT, TAPE/OFF and DICKLORD
Doors 5.00pm. Tickets onsale JUNE 10 from thetivoli.com.au

- special double night tickets also available.

SUN 27 OCT – Brisbane THE TIVOLI
Plus REGURGITATOR, SCREAMFEEDER, THE FAUVES, THE STRESS OF LEISURE and KOKO UZI
Doors 3.00pm. Tickets onsale JUNE 10 from thetivoli.com.au
- special double night tickets also available.

FRI 1 NOV – Melbourne PRINCE BANDROOM
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from https://princebandroom.oztix.com.au/

SAT 2 NOV – Melbourne THE CORNER
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from https://cornerhotel.com/gig/62296822473/

SUN 3 NOV – Werribee THE LOST LANDS
Info here: http://www.thelostlands.com.au

THUR 7 NOV – Newcastle CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from https://thecambridgehotel.oztix.com.au/

FRI 8 NOV – Sydney THE METRO

Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/2019/11/08/regurgitator and https://premier.ticketek.com.au/
– special double night tickets also available.
SAT 9 NOV – Sydney THE METRO
Plus REGURGITATOR, THE FAUVES and NERVOUS WRECKS
Tickets from http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/2019/11/08/regurgitator and https://premier.ticketek.com.au/
– special double night tickets also available.

SUN 10 NOV – Wollongong UNIBAR
Plus REGURGITATOR and tbc
Tickets from https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/regurgitator-quarter-pounder-25-years-of-being-tour-w-special-guests-shonen/113073

TUES 12 NOV – Wellington SAN FRAN
plus guests
WED 13 NOV – Raglan YOT CLUB
THUR 14 NOV – Auckland WHAMMY BAR
plus guests
Tickets from https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/10664/Shonen-Knife.utr

FRI 15 NOV – Perth THE ASTOR
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from http://www.astortheatreperth.com/

SAT 16 NOV – Fremantle METROPOLIS
Plus REGURGITATOR and THE FAUVES
Tickets from http://metropolisfremantle.com.au/

I FEEL DIZZY!
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