Shonen Knife shimmer at the NGV

Since their humble DIY beginnings in late 1981, Japan’s Shonen Knife have secured their place as pioneers of Japanese pop-punk music and culture.

The rock and roll dreams of three girls blossomed into a reality and continued with their 22nd album Adventure, described as “passing through the 70s, born of influences such as Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and The Ramones with a touch of The Supremes,” all presented through the lens of Shonen Knife’s charismatic pop, sunshine filled fantasy world.

Photography by Carbie Warbie.