Sunday, April 24, 2016

SHONEN KNIFE (London Dingwalls, 17/04/16)

For thirty-five years, Naoko Yamano and co. have peddled effervescent pop-punk ditties about food and animals without feeling too much need to mix up the formula, and on the evidence of tonight, they don't really need to. Their new songs are catchy as hell, their new drummer Risa is literally the most kawaii being in existence and although the sheer, unrelenting upbeatness of it all can get a bit wearing over a full hour, anyone who doesn't leave from a Shonen Knife gig with a wide grin on their face is probably Ted Cruz.

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