Japanese punk legends, SHONEN KNIFE, have premiered a video for "Riding on the Rocket" - a live preformance off their upcoming Live DVD, ALIVE! In Osaka (Out May 4th).
Frontwoman Naoko explained her inspiration for the song exclusively to Idobi, "When I was a child, I often played a Japanese card game 'Karuta' in new year holidays. My Karuta was for children’s learning. The theme of mine was 'Space'. Each card has sentences about space, like 'I want to go to the moon' or 'Saturn has a ring'. I learned that Pluto is the most faraway planet. It isn’t a planet anymore, though. Anyway, I was interested in Pluto and wanted to go there with my blue eyed cat.”
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.