After decades of making music and touring the world, it’s common to see the tribulations of life weighing down on an artist and their songwriting. Yet, Shonen Knife, hurtling towards their fourth decade of international fame, are once again proving their everlasting optimism and dedication to effervescent bubblegum punk with their 19th studio album Sweet Candy Power (out June 5, 2019 via Good Charamel Records).

FLOOD Magazine partnered with the band to premiere the record’s first single, “Dizzy” which they aptly described as a, “hyper-catchy pop-rock confection that takes up residence in a listener’s head after the first sing-along chorus” The video was filmed in one of the band’s favorite hometown punk dives, Fandango in Osaka, Japan, and features choreographed dance moves to emphasize the 70’s pop vibes.

[Sweet Candy Power] is an homage to my favorite rock music from the 1960’s and 1970’s,” explains frontwoman Naoko. “I put all of my enjoyment, entertainment, joy, and delight into my songs. Inspired by my experience during tours and my daily life, I wrote the lyrics with fun and a little bit of irony. I hope people get happy through this album.

In support of the record Shonen Knife will be touring in Europe in May/June including Primavera Sound Barcelona 2019 and are in the throes of planning a 2019 North American tour this fall.

Watch “Dizzy” on FLOOD Magazine here:

ALIVE! In Europe 2019 

May 9- Dusseldorf, Germany – PITCHER

May 10- Schorndorf, Germany – MANUFAKTUR

May 11- Munchen, Germany – MILLA

May 12- Prague, Czech – 007 CLUB

May 13- Vienna, Austria -CHELSEA

May 15- Hamburg, Germany -MONKEY’S MUSIC CLUB

May 16- Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu

May 17- Hameln, Germany – K3

May18 – Frankfurt, Germany – DAS BETT

May 19- Utrecht, Netherland – DBs

May 23- Antwerp, Belgium – Het Bos

May 24- Paris, France – PETIT BAIN

May 27- Milan, Italy – Spazio Ligera

May 28- Bologna, Italy – FREAKOUT CLUB

May29 – Turin, Italy – BLAH BLAH

May 30- Barcelona, Spain – PRIMAVERA SOUND

May 31- Valencia, Spain – LOCO CLUB

June 1- Nimes, France – This is not a love song’ Fes

June 4- Krakow, Poland – The Malopolska Garden Of Arts

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