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Shonen Knife is the legendary all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, Japan. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, and early punk rock acts, such as The Beach Boys and The Ramones, the trio plays stripped-down songs with infectious melodies and simplistic, exuberant lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Shonen Knife have recorded sessions for John Peel, appeared on MTV's Beavis and Butthead, 120 minutes, the Conan O'Brian show and recorded "Buttercup (I'm a Supergirl)" for that for the hugely popular cartoon The Powerpuff Girls.

All the lyrics for Super Group are written in English. The first song "Super Group" is very punk pop (a la The Buzzcocks), while others like "Muddy Bubbles Hell" and "Pyramid Power" veer a little into Heavy Metal territory. The North American CD release of Super Group features exclusive cover artwork and the bonus track, "Evil Birds".

Have a listen...

"Super Group"

Watch the video for "It's a New Find"...

Pre-order Super Group Right Here

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