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Birth Place: Osaka, Japan
Years Active: 1981–present
Genres: Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop

Shonen Knife are an all-female Japanese pop-punk band from Osaka, Japan, that formed in 1981. The band is comprised of sister Naoko Yamano and Atsuko Yamano and their friend Michie Nakatani; the women were heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop music, and early punk rock acts, such as the Ramones. Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground indie/garage rock. The trio have generated a strong and loyal following of the course of their career including legendary Kurt Cobain of 90s alternative rock megastars Nirvana. Cobain's interest in Shonen Knife also prompted American audiences to take no of the band; other iconic artists of the time such as Sonic Y... Continue Bio >>


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