â Shonen Knife, "Overdrive" (Good Charamel). The nineteenth LP (in roughly 33 years) from this Japanese trio of femmes has a lot of punk-reminiscent noise and pop silliness along with a touch of mellower, more thoughtful material.
Nippop News:Good Charamel releasing 3 albums by Japanese artists (2014.04.05)
Rochester New York based indie Good Charamel will release three albums by Japanese artists this month. Shonen Knife's "Overdrive" is out April 15, which they will follow with an extensive European and American tour. The skronk rock power trio led by female musician/anime singer Yuria, Pinky Doodle Poodle's self-titled debut album will be released April 22. The album has an energetic rock sound, somewhere in the realm of the MC5, and was recorded in NY with the Goo Goo Dolls Robby Takac producing. Also alt-rock band band Molice make available their newest, "Resonance Love" on April 29. Molice has gathered a substantial overseas following, with their quirky videos, and by playing gigs in The US, UK and Vietnam. [Read More...]
âShonenâ in means 'boy' in Japanese, usually one under the age of 15. I canât think of a more fitting name for this alternative rock trio from Osaka because their songs couldâve theoretically been written by a 13-year-old boy â on drugs.
The music from Shonen Knifeâs album, âOverdrive,â is exactly what youâd expect from a Japanese girl group. In this lively album, you'll find adorable accents, high-pitched vocals, and a song about shopping. Seemingly silly at first, the songs are actually quite addicting. My initial reaction, âWhat is this?â quickly turned into âI dig thisâ as the 70s-style retro album grew on me. ...... (cont.) [Read More...]
Rightfully refusing to relent releasing material, Japanese cult outfit Shonen Knife are back with their twentieth studio album. The trio have long been at the forefront of Asian musical exports, famously gathering support from the likes of Nirvana and John Peel earlier in their longstanding career. [Read More...]
Legendary Japanese indie rock band Shonen Knife have released details of their upcoming full length, titled Overdrive. This is the groupâs first record since 2012â²s Pop Tune and will drop on April 15th via Good Charamel Records. In support of the record, the all girl outfit will hit the road for a series of dates across the US later this year. [Read More...]
Shonen Knife Return With New CD, TourColor Magazine... known as Shonen Knife. âOverdriveâ will be available in N. America on Good Charamel Records on April 15th 2014 and is now available for Pre-Sale in the Good Charamel Online Store. Shonen Knife will play Japan and Europe this spring and summer.