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Osaka’s punk pop ambassadors Shonen Knife were already a decade old when Nirvana’s patronage resulted in a burst of ’90s fame for the trio. Twentieth album ‘Overdrive’ finds founder, singer…

Hard to believe that frivolous Japanese ladies [a]Shonen Knife[/a] have now been a band for 30 years. It took them a decade before wider recognition reached them (thanks largely to…

Rough Trade want to fuck you. That’s the only possible explanation for a compilation as self-consciously skewed as this. Remember when you thought if you made a mixtape that showed…

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SUBJECTIVE AS FUN IS, THERE ARE doubtless people who consider Shonen Knife the last word in unbridled hilarity. Just pray that you don’t know any of them. It’s possible to…