We have received a request from the municipality, stating that we can no longer play loud music at concerts - this means in practice that we can no longer play livemusic, which is the bedrock of our existence.
The neighboring apartments have bad sound isolation, which is something we warned about, when they constructed it.
“When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” - Kurt Cobain
Shonen Knife - from Osaka, Japan - formed in 1981 by sisters Naoko and Atsuko long before terms like ‘riot girrrl’ and ‘girl rock’ entered the lexicon, the all-female trio were happily snapping guitar strings to the sound of imported Ramones covers.
Like fellow cult Japanese girl group The 5,6,7,8s, Shonen Knife have weathered decades of musical change by adhering to what they know best: belting out their own infectious brand of feelgood pop-punk. Over the last 40 years they might not have packed out out stadiums but have been credited as a huge influence on alt rock acts from Sonic Youth to Nirvana.
Despite years on the road, their enthusiasm for live performances remains a joy to see as they delve into an extensive back catalogue ranging from solid thrash rock through to hit parade melodies. But key to their success has been a disarming, often slightly surreal, take on their punk and rock influences - and with songs titled Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner could they ever be accused of taking themselves too seriously?
Lo-fi slacker indie rock
Æblerne er håndstjålet i 90'ernes Lo-Fi-rock og modnet i 00'ernes skurrende indie, hvor fængende melodier går hånd i hånd med pudsige, skæv indfald og en legende tilgang til musikken.
Æblerov er en trio forankret i den aalborgensiske muld. Med stor inspiration fra bands som Built to Spill, Pavement, Sebadoh og Modest Mouse, har de fundet deres egen kompromisløse stil og lyd, der også trækker tråde til 60'ernes og 70'ernes rock'n'roll og songwriter traditioner.