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SHONEN KNIFE’s Powerpuff Girls Hit “Buttercup (I’m A Supergirl)” – Video Premiere on ANTIQUIET

Japan’s legendary punk pop trio, SHONEN KNIFE, has partnered with ANTIQUIET to 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.

SHONEN KNIFE 2018 UK/SCOTLAND TOUR

04/01       Cardiff                   The Gate

04/03      Exeter                  Exeter Phoenix

04/04      Southampton       The Joiners

0405        Guildford               The Boiler Room

04/06      Bournemouth       Sound Circus

04/07       Brighton               Patterns

04/09       Ramsgate             Ramsgate Music Hall

04/10        Colchester           Colchester Arts

04/11        Cambridge            The Portland Arms

04/12       Norwich               Norwich Art Center

04/13       London                 The Garage

04/14       Bedford                 Esquires

04/15       Birmingham           Hare and Hounds

04/17        Reading               Sub89

04/18        Bristol                  Exchange

04/19         Nottingham         Bodega Nottingham

04/20         Manchester        Night and Day Cafe

04/21         Liverpool             The Shipping Forecast

04/24         Hull                      Adelphi

04/25         Sheffield             The Plug

04/26         Leeds                 Brudnell Social Club

04/27          York                    Fibbers

04/28          Hebden Bridge  Hebden Bridge Trades Club

04/30          Gateshead          Sage Two

05/01          Edinburgh          Summer Hall

05/02          Aberdeen           The Lemon Tree

05/03          Glasgow             Stereo

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