Meet The Artist! SHONEN KNIFE

Pop punk trio SHONEN KNIFE, whose 21-date European tour is drawing to a close, have been invited by The Japan Foundation to give a talk about their long career later this month.

SHONEN KNIFE formed back in 1981 and were feted by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth and John Peel. The band membership has changed over the years leading to the current line-up of founder-member Naoko Yamano, Ritsuko Taneda and Emi Morimoto. SHONEN KNIFE have continued to be active over three decades with live performances and album releases. The talk, which will also feature Alex Hoban (foreign correspondent for Vice Magazine, NME and The Guardian) will also explore their current motivation and inspiration when creating music today as well as examining how they evolved to become one of the most iconic Japanese bands of the 1990s and beyond.

This event, which takes place on 29th October at 6:30pm, provides a rare opportunity to hear directly from one of Japan’s most legendary bands on their thoughts on the music industry and their place in it. The talk is a free event, but will require booking in advance in order to secure a place. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to

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