Pop Tune is the 18th studio album from Japan's Shonen Knife. The new album was produced by lead vocalist Naoko and their manager Atsushi and is apparently centered around pop ideals such as the carefree lyrics, 60’s girl group inspired harmonies and catchy hooks. Pop tune will be released on 2nd July 2012 via Damnably, and below are the dates of their upcoming tour of the UK & Ireland.

UK and Ireland Tour Dates

  • Monday 1st October - London, Cargo (Osaka Ramones) Damnably 6th Birthday Party
  • Tuesday 2nd October - Manchester, Ruby Lounge (& Marc Riley BBC6Music Session)
  • Wednesday 3rd October - Nottingham, Glee Club
  • Thursday 4th October - Newcastle, Cluny
  • Friday 5th October - Glasgow, Oran Mor
  • Sunday 7th October - Leicester, The Musician
  • Monday 8th October - Birmingham, Glee Club
  • Tuesday 9th October - Cardiff, Bogiez
  • Wednesday 10th October - Bristol, The Fleece
  • Thursday 11th October - Galway IR, Roisin Dubh
  • Friday 12th October, Cork IR, Crane Lane Theatre
  • Saturday 13th October, Dublin IR, Whelan's
  • Sunday 14th October, Belfast NI, Black Box
  • Monday 15th October, Norwich, Waterfront