Shonen Knife reveal video for 'Jump into the New World'

Shonen Knife have shared the video to 'Jump into the New World', the opening track to their forthcoming album Adventure, released via Damnably on 1 April.

Endearingly, 'Jump into the New World' tells the story of new band member Risa on drums, describing the 20-year old recently leaving her home town. This track is the album's manifesto for fun, an album as sparkly as the band's new touring outfits.

We can't wait to share our album review with you soon. In the meantime, don some sunglasses, and prepare to wear a big wide smile for just over three minutes by watching their new video. Further album details, and British and Irish tour dates follow.



Formed in Osaka by guitarist and chief songwriter Naoko in 1981, Japan’s Shonen Knife rose from humble DIY beginnings crafting their own idiosyncratic songs, and fashioning their own brightly coloured outfits, to sharing a stage with Nirvana on their Nevermind tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands.

For this, their 19th album, original drummer Atsuko returns to play bass, joining Naoko (vocals + guitar) and relative newcomer Risa on drums, whilst some bass parts were provided by regular member Ritsuko (who is on maternity leave) and Naru, who became an official member from a support band.

Adventure sees the band delving deeper in to the 70s rock leanings that they explored on their last album Overdrive. As Naoko explains; “passing through the 70s, the music genre which was born as rock’n’roll developed to ROCK. This album is like that.” Musical references include Thin Lizzy, Motorhead and Deep Purple, but of course, this is Shonen Knife, so there is still an excitable pop element to the music. There are catchy hooks and 60s girl-group inspired harmonies along the way but the album is firmly rooted in 70s Rock.


Full Tour Dates:

April
14 Manchester - Ruby Lounge
15 ATP 2.00 - Stewart Lee
16 Birmingham - Academy
17 London - Dingwalls
19 Falmouth - Princess Pavilion
20 Southampton - Joiners
21 Brighton - The Haunt
22 Guildford - Boileroom
23 Norwich - Arts Centre
24 Colchester - Arts Centre
26 Leeds - Brudenell
27 Gateshead - Sage 2
28 Edinburgh - Summerhall
29 Glasgow - CCA
30 Dublin - Whelans

May
1 Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
2 Cork - Crane Lane
4 Liverpool - Arts Club
5 Nottingham - Maze
6 Leicester - Musician
7 Bedford – Esquires
8 Bristol - Fleece

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