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Shonen Knife at the Scala: Live Review

Cult Japanese all-girl pop-punk trio return to London for their 30th anniversary party on Sunday 11th September 2011

Written by Richard Pearmain

Shonen Knife by Sally Jane Thompson
Shonen Knife by Sally Jane Thompson

After a month long tour around Europe which kicked off in, of all places, Brixton’s Windmill, Shonen Knife arrived at the Scala for their 30th birthday bash. Originally formed in Osaka by sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yamano, along with their friend Michie Nakatani, and influenced as much by 1960’s girl groups as by punk bands (especially the Ramones), Shonen Knife created an energetic, upbeat, irresistibly catchy yet still underground sound (packaged in colourful, often homemade outfits). Their music made its way to the US alt-rock scene and they eventually found unlikely champions in such luminaries as read more

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Austra gig at The Windmill by Laura Godfrey

Austra, Viv Albertine & Daughter at the Windmill: music review

Canadian synth-wavers Austra share the bill with punk veteran Viv Albertine and up-and-coming folkstrel Daughter at the Windmill on Monday 17th January 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Austra by Anko It may have been a typically miserable Monday night in January, but we were safe from the elements within the hallowed hall that is the Windmill in […]


Leon Diaper: Photographer Spotlight

Leon Diaper's photography takes you for a walk on the wild side of modern America

Written by Leon Diaper

All photographs courtesy of Leon Diaper Leon Diaper is a 23-year-old very talented photographer hailing from New Forest. Leon graduated last summer from the art institute of Bournemouth where he […]


Things to Make and Do with It hugs back

The Wilmington Arms, London, Friday 20th February

Written by Jenny Stevens

With a repertoire that boasts Blonde Redhead, Stereolab, Pixies and the Cocteau Twins, 4AD rarely disappoint. The latest signing from the cult indie label, Kent four piece It Hugs Back, […]


David Grubbs

Prince Albert, Brighton, 19th January

Written by Richard Hanscomb

David Grubbs is something of a legend – the connoisseurs’ post-rocker of choice. It’s no surprise that he’s packed out the cosy environs of the Albert even with the little […]