Beloved by everyone from Kurt Cobain to your weird aunt, Japanese twee-pop lifers Shonen Knife are finally making their long-awaited return to Perth. The trio will hit the Astor Lounge on Wednesday Jan 23 to show off their nineteenth studio album Overdrive, which filters their off-kilter songwriting through the bizarro excess of ZZ Top and heavy glam. Spanish two-piece noiseniks Za! and local heroes The Community Chest are set to support. Tickets from www.showticketing.com.au and from the Astor box office.