PINKY DOODLE POODLE is a high energy, female fronted rock band formed in 2008. Having recently done tours of Japan, Europe and a few select dates around the New York area in 2012, the band is now concentrating their efforts on US markets and fans around North America. PINKY DOODLE POODLE will be a featured performer at the J-POP SUMMIT Festival in San Francisco on July 20th. Ahead of their gig at the festival this weekend, PINKY DOODLE POODLE gives JaME a peek into their world via an interview.... [Read More...]
JimHaku.com: Shonen Knife "Overdrive" Review
So I was listening to this record thinking about how it moves past the usual heavy Ramones influence when the news came about the passing of Tommy Ramone. Just a bummer that has to be acknowledged. But this album starts off with the theme of overcoming bad luck, jinxes and the like. Coincidence? Yes. But what can you do with a Bad Luck Song? The Bad Luck Song might be my good luck song, and so on. Relative bummers continue on this album, with the next track Black Crow and later Robots From Hell. These songs might be a surprise if you haven’t been paying that close attention. That could be some people, right? It’s 2014, perfect time to jump on the SK train. Seriously, why not. You could’ve get hooked on the cute stuff, of which there’s plenty, but they’ve also got some regular good Rock songs. About Rock stuff. Darkness, yeah. And of course, cats, food, shopping and tennis. It’s a very typical Shonen Knife record. I don’t have to praise or defend it too much, because it seems like everyone knows what SK is about and likes them. People must exist that do not like them, but they don’t seem to say anything about it....
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Visual-Keios: Pinky Doodle Poodle Interview

VKEIOS: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. Would you please introduce yourself along with a fun fact to share with our readers?
★ Hello!! We are Japanese rock band called “PINKY DOODLE POODLE”. “Yuria” is a singer and a bass player. “George” is a guitar player.

VKEIOS: PINKY DOODLE POODLE is a very unique name for a band; please tell us how you came to choose this name? .......
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Visual-Keios: Pinky Doodle Poodle Album Review
fronted rock band PINKY DOODLE POODLE released a self-titled album via Good Charamel Records. Filled with brief but energetic tracks, this vibrant, feel-good album will have you up and on your feet. Throughout the album, lead vocalist/bassist/guitarist Yuria is absolutely enchanting with her playful vocals, while guitarist/composer George impresses with his solid compositions and powerful shredding.
Right from the jump the opening riffs of 1,2,3 GO immediately alert you that you’re in for a good time. With a very classic punk rock feeling, 1,2,3 GO was mild enough to be perfect intro track that gets you in zone for what’s yet to come.... [Read More...]
CD HOT LIST: Shonen Knife "Overdrive"
The Japanese trio Shonen Knife continues to be a completely reliable source of sweet-and-crunchy pop-punk goodness: short tunes sung in charmingly non-idiomatic English on such topics as ramen noodles, dancing, fortune cookies, and good/bad luck. Over the course of 33 years, the band’s musical formula hasn’t changed much — which is both good news (true reliability being a relatively rare commodity in pop music) and bad news (how many Shonen Knife albums does any person, or any library, need?). This one is just as good as the others. If your library doesn’t already own more than two or three, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to start with this one. [Read More...]
Shonen Knife are fun, loud and above all legendary – because singer Naoko has built a 33-year career on songs about the important things in life: cookies, cakes, ice cream and sushi, as well as sunshine, fishing, cycling and the sweetest possible sides of rock ’n’ roll excess. Their new album, Overdrive, serves up another 10 slices of indie-rock fun and we sat down with the lead singer to tell us a bit about music, creative processes and whether or not they would return to the PowerPuff Girls new rejuvinated series! Read below for the full Q&A… [Read More...]
Innocent Words: Shonen Knife: Overdrive Review
Shonen Knife
(Good Charamel)

Shonen Knife have always straddled the line between innocent and cynical. Are they that naïve? Or are they just being funny? Since it’s been over 30 years since their first release, I guess we can probably safely assume they aren’t that naïve anymore. From the back cover they still look to be in the 20′s but since their first record came out in the early 80′, I’d say absent some Benjamin Buttons thing, they ain’t. Young at heart no doubt though. They are as cute, awkward, and rocking as ever while having more of a metal sound on this one....

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Anime News Network: Pinky Doodle Poodle Brings a Hot Dose of J-Rock and Roll to 2014 J-Pop Summit
Pinky Doodle Poodle Brings a Hot Dose of J-Rock and Roll to 2014 J-Pop Summit

Jun 26th 2014

Female Fronted Power Trio From Tokyo Performs At Bay Area's Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Festival In Support Of New Record;
Catch Special Band Introduction From Good Charamel Records Founder And Goo Goo Dolls Member Robby Takac

San Francisco, CA – The 2014 J-POP Summit Festival, San Francisco's annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, welcomes the high energy, female-fronted J-rockof Tokyo's Pinky Doodle Poodle. The power trio, led by lead vocalist/bassist/guitarist Yuria, will perform in the heart of the Festival action on Sunday, July 20th on the Pagoda Main Stage in Japantown....
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Nimrod Street - MOLICE Rock The Casbah J-Rock Style!
Update: As promised here is our interview with Molice! Don't forget to check out our review of the band's latest album "Resonance Love”!

NS: At what point did you realize this was going to be less of a hobby and more of a professional career?

Molice: When I was young, I used to read biographies and autobiographies of musicians from an early age, empathizing their lives, and I believed myself living in the world of music. I decided to be a musician by the time I was 7 years old. I never thought music was my hobby, I needed it that much in my life. I started writing music when I was 19, that's when I consciously started my professional career as a musician. [Read More...]
Rock Music Star: Pinky Doodle Poodle
Here at Rock Music Star, we are always looking for new and exciting bands to tell our readers about. This month, with the help of our friend, Robby Takac, we found a great new female-fronted, alternative/punk band from Japan, called Pinky Doodle Poodle. This band consists of two talented musicians, George on guitar, and Yuria on bass and vocals. Pinky Doodle Poodle will be touring the USA for the first time, commencing on June 28th at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, NY. Their new release is now available through Good Charamel Records. (Click here to purchase)

What follows is an exclusive interview with Yuria and George of Pinky Doodle Poodle. This was one of the first interviews that the band has done with an American press outlet. So, here they are, America- Pinky Doodle Poodle! [Read More...]