Shonen Knife’s front girl Naoko was inspired to form the band by the Beatles, Ramones, Buzzcocks etc. in Osaka on December 30, 1981.
The origin of the band name is an old brand name of a pencil sharpener knife.
Their first album “Burning Farm” on zero records was released in Japan in 1983 and was released in the U.S. on legendary American label “K” Records in 1985. Their one and only unique sound got popular in North America, U.K. and Europe. And their first major album “Let’s Knife” was released in Japan, U.S. and U.K. in 1992. Shonen Knife keeps on releasing their rockin’ albums and touring constantly worldwide.