All powering along the turnpike with the number one world famous Japanese all girls band Shonen Knife who released their 19th album OVERDRIVE earlier this year. And in their own words… “It’s a very ROCK album!” Currently touring all over the world with this new release they finally make it down again to the great southern hemisphere in January 2015. As special guests of MONA FOMA 2015 and Brisbane’s GOMA Future Beauty UP LATE they will be rocking their way across Australia and New Zealand. And hey ho… as a special inclusion MONA FOMA will present a rare performance of their Ramones Tribute OSAKA RAMONES. Let’s go!

Shonen Knife worked very hard in 2013 and continue to do so in 2014. They toured all over the world and their song “Osaka Rock City” from the album “Pop Tune” released in 2012 was used as the theme song for the Japanese movie “Soul Flower Train”; as well as releasing their Ramones tribute album “Osaka Ramones” in 2011. Ever rocking band leader Naoko wrote 10 songs with passion and love for the new album… an album of warm, overdriven, abrasive guitars, doubled harmonic solos, dissonant power chords, menacing bass and thunderous drum rolls. The theme of this album is ‘70’s Rock and ‘70’s Hard Rock! ShonenKnife took over the great ROCK spirit of ‘70’s rock music. Inspired by legendary bands like Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Runaways, ZZ Top, Judas Priest… Yes, it’s “School of ROCK”.

Listen this OVERDRIVE and you will get to know how ROCK is wonderful!

To celebrate, Tone Deaf are giving readers the chance to win a double pass to see the band in action at Ding Dong Lounge. Enter your details below for a chance to win!

Show Details

SUN 25 JAN Melbourne DING DONG
Plus OUCH MY FACE & ZA! (from Spain)
Tickets from and
Box office Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.30pm ph (03) 9514 4599 and Oztix outlets.

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