Wednesday, June 24, 2009
7:30pm - with support from The Debutante Hour, No Cars - 18+
22 Blenheim Gardens,
London, UK SW2 5BZ
Damnably are excited to present Shonen Knife, super influential all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981, by sisters Naoko Yamano and Atsuko Yamano. The Ramones loving, food obsessed trio effortlessly create 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, the Conan O’Brian show and even wrote "Buttercup (I'm a Supergirl)" for that for the hugely popular cartoon The Powerpuff Girls.
The band have a new Bassist Ritsuko, a new album called ‘Super Group’ and this is their first tour in the UK in 16 years!!!
With support from:
The Debutante Hour
Female accordion/percussion duo (Maria and Susan) that for this summer are joined by their lovely cellist, Mia Pixley. They released their self-titled EP in January 2008, performed live on WFMU radio with Julian Kytastky and the Experimental Bandura Trio and toured South Korea, Japan and Germany and shared a stage with Debbie Harry and Nellie McKay in a fundraiser for The Living Theatre. Susan and Maria also recorded back-up vocal tracks on The Hold Steady's newest album, "Stay Positive." Maria has been a board member and pianist for New York avante group, Anti-Social Music.
Food obsessed London based Japanese female lofi scuzzy 50's garage-pop trio. The band share a zany sense of humour making their live shows wholesome and incredible fun. Haruna plays guitar, Sachi plays bass and new member Kyoko plays the drums and they all sing. The band have won (mostly male) fans with their simple, catchy songs and fetching hats and are destined for ultra fame and more expensive hats.