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19
Damnably Presents: Otoboke Beaver (Japan) Attyuuma 2018 Tour
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
7:30 PM
15 RSVPs
One of three exclusive UK shows in 2018 for OTOBOKE BEAVER. Adv Tix: £17.50 http://bit.ly/2z8B9Tz Doors: 7.30pm Age: 16+ おとぼけビ~バ~ - Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan named after a local ‘Love Hotel’-they describe themselves as: “Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band”. Formed in 2009’s summer in Kyoto, Japan, and consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar &Vocals), Hiro-chan (Bass &Vocals) and Pop (Drums &Vocals). Live the band often invade the audience, often with guitarist Yoshie crowd-surfing whilst playing wild riffs flawlessly. Sonically, it’s crazed, deranged garage, punk-rock-pop at break-neck speed and everyone sings in Japanese, often in Kyoto slang. 2017 was a breakthrough year for the band with premieres in Pitchfork, NPR, i-D and The Fader, astonishing SXSW/Fuji Rock debuts, a sold-out 100 Club gig and their ‘Love Is Short’ 7” sat in the UK charts for 4 weeks. 2018 promises to just as exciting. “The Kyoto feminist punks Otoboke Beaver blaze through “Love Is Short” with all the gravitational force of a brick to the ground. It’s sheer calamity and deliriously fun—supercharged, sugar-rush hardcore with breathless vocals, pogoing rhythms, and torrential DayGlo riffs…the fire of “Love Is Short” recalls a lineage of patriarchy-scorching girl-gang shrieks, from the Slits’ “Shoplifting” to Bikini Kill’s “Liar” and beyond.” Pitchfork “Their Riot Grrrl attitudes and passion for noise-rock make them stand out as true renegades in the underground scene.”– i-D “The Kyoto-based Otoboke Beaver takes in the history of Japanese punk and runs with scissors in hand towards the bonkers-noise of early Boredoms, Afrirampo’s uninhibited avant-punk, and the revved-up garage-rock of Shonen Knife...Punk is rarely this charmingly vicious.” NPR Music “Not new, just new to us. Unhinged garage-punk from Japanese all-woman quartet-not to be missed.” The Guardian. Say Sue Me Say Sue Me are a surf-inspired indie rock quartet from Busan, South Korea. Friends since 5th grade Jae Young (Bass) and Kim Byungkyu (guitar) met drummer kang Semin at high school and played in band’s together until the winter of 2012, when one day they were drinking tea and beer at a tea shop in Nampo-dong, when Sumi arrived. They liked her speaking voice and immediately offered her a spot as the vocalist in a new band that would become Say Sue Me. Sumi Choi turned out to be a natural at songwriting. “Twee, but not too twee, Busan, South Korea four-piece Say Sue Me is my favorite recent random discovery. They released this endearing, 18-song self-titled album in April. Really sweet, melodic rock that makes me feel like I’m in high school.” The FADER “The quartet play an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf that showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and technical skill. Frontwoman Sumi Choi is a witty lyricist, and she writes songs about normal things such as going to work, drinking too much, feeling lonely (“Long Night and Crying”), or being a problem child (“One Week”) in relatable, humorous way. Nary a song on Say Sue Me isn’t a total ear worm.” Mariana Timony Bandcamp Daily Hazy, somewhat melancholy, but exuding a beautifully golden glow that lingers for long after the track has finished…a wonderful burst of guitar pop,” GoldFlakePaint Otoboke Beaver Video http://bit.ly/2iT2aBu Bandcamp http://bit.ly/2BTHP6o Twitter http://bit.ly/2BVAHGJ Spotify http://spoti.fi/2jwbdMK *Please No Photography/Video equiment allowed without a press-pass. Doors staff will confiscate any such equipment and return after the show and remove anyone caught photographing/filming.