Japan’s legendary punk pop trio, SHONEN KNIFE, has partnered with ANTIQUIETto premiere a video for “Buttercup (I’m A Supergirl)” – the first cut off their upcoming Live DVD, ALIVE! In Osaka.
“Buttercup (I’m A Supergirl)” was originally created for Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls and used to air daily before the show, alongside a song by Apples In Stereo. The track also appeared on the album Heroes & Villains: Music Inspired By The Powerpuff Girls which included tracks from Apples in Stereo, DEVO, and Cornelius. You can watch the original video that aired on Cartoon Network HERE.
Frontwoman Naoko explained her love of Powerpuff Girls exclusively to Antiquiet, “It is a story about three girls which is just like Shonen Knife. When I got an offer from Cartoon Network to make a theme song for Buttercup, I was so happy because she is my favorite character. I made that song with fun. I’m always enjoying to play that song at our show. Our audience got so cheerful with that song.“
SHONEN KNIFE will be releasing ALIVE! In Osaka via Good Charamel Records in North America, Europe and The UK on May 4, 2017. A U.S. tour is planned for later 2018.
The DVD/CD package was recorded live at Juso Fandango in Osaka, Japan in December of 2017 and includes 21 tracks from the band’s three decade plus long career as Japan’s most loved Indie rock import.
Featuring classics such as “Twist Barbie”, “Bear Up Bison” and “Sushi Bar Song”, newer tracks like “Jump Into The New World” and “Rock N Roll Tee Shirt” as well as a cover of Nick Lowe’s classic “Cruel to be Kind”, the band is captured in their true element, entertaining fans in the city that made them who they are today.
ALIVE! In Osaka will be released as a limited edition CD/DVD set, and will also be available digitally in audio and video formats for streaming and download.