April 22 Carlisle UK 🇬🇧 The Brickyard (Atsuko)


Rainy morning in New Castle. We drove west to Carlisle.


On the way, we stopped at a large mall and did our own thing. I was not hungry, so I didn’t eat anything. I bought a new SIM card because my SIM card, which is valid for 2 months, is about to expire.


Today’s venue, The Brickyard. Carlisle Castle is located nearby.


Here is Shonen Knife poster!


Inside of the venue.


We went out for dinner hunting.


View of the town.


We went to a Asian restaurant. I ordered Indonesian fried rice, nasi goreng. It was a bit spicy hot.


I found our poster.


There was a delicious assortment of chocolate cookies in the dressing room. I ate a couple of them, but the rest disappeared into Naoko and Risa’s bellies.


Due to a sudden cancellation of the support band, this was a one-man show. Many people came to see our show. I finally got to meet the fans who have been waiting for 3 years, 5 years and 30 years. Thank you very much!!


April 29, Exchange, Bristol UK


Left the hotel at noon and had 3 hours drive includes 2 times rest. Crane games at drivers cafe cost 3 pounds. It’s over 500 yen. Expensive! Credit cards only.

Arrived at the venue.

I used a cabinet at the venue. Its design was retro and made in the UK. Good match with my YAMAHA amp head.

Double decker in Bristol is colored a bit dark red.

There is a castle here.

We finished everyday’s task. Atsuko and I went to eat Mexican food in the neighbors. But the restaurant was full for reservation. We went to a big shopping mall by 7min walk. It was crowded with young people in town.

It is difficult to find shops and restaurants because the structure is complicated. We tried to enter into other Mexican but we had to order via internet and they don’t take cash. It was complicated, too. We went to another place and chose a restaurant called “KAISEKI”. They serve from Sushi to Mexican dishes. I ordered Wagyu Bum and Shrimp Taco.

Wagyu Bum was so tasty. It cost 8 pounds.

会場に戻りライブ。本日もSOLD OUT !やったー!ありがとうございます!
We went back to the venue. It was a SOLD OUT gig again. Yay! Thank you so much!

お客さんの反応が素晴らしい。Sweet Candy Power を演奏した時、大きな声のキャンディーコール頂きました!
The reaction of the audience was very cheerful. We could get “Candy Call” which is shout “Candy” after I sing “Am I am I am I am I”.

ライブとグッズコーナー終了後、ここ数回サポートを務めてくれたThe Kutのみなさんと記念撮影。おつかれさまでした!
After everything have done, we took a picture with The Kut who supported several shows at our UK tour. Good job!


Driving through a dark road and arrived at a hotel. Good night.

April 21 New Castle UK 🇬🇧 The Cluny (Atsuko)


The Edinburgh inn where I was staying was an old structure, and as soon as I opened the door to my room, there was a step down. There was a sign that said, “Watch the step,” but I tripped and hit my face on the door.  I wasn’t hurt at all, but the temple of my glasses got bent and I was very shocked. I have extra glasses, so it’s okay.


I could see the ocean! Today’s show in New Castle. I ate ginger sweets given to us by a fan in the car. Japanese taste!

こちら、会場のthe clunyとその周辺。ロードインまで時間があったので会場のパブで遅めのお昼ごはんを食べました。

Here is the venue, the cluny and its surrounding. We had some time before load-in, so we had a late lunch at a pub at the venue.


今日はBMX Bandits がサポートしてくれます。

BMX Bandits was a support band today!


I had salad for lunch, so I shared fried food with Naoko for dinner.


Listening to their old good songs reminded me of 30 years ago.


Shonen Knife’s turn.  It was sold out show tonight. Thank you for the full house!! Yeah!

BMX Banditsのみんなとプロモーターさんと。

With BMX Bandits and promoter.


With Duglas.


I toured the UK in 1992 with the members depicted on this album.