FRIDAY 5TH MAY - DAMNABLY PRESENT: OTOBOKE BEAVER LIVE!
TIMES: 8PM UNTIL 2AM
PRICE: ADVANCE £10 / DOOR TBA
Damnably Presents Otoboke Beaver's second London gig on their 'Golden Week' 2017 Tour following The 100 Club selling out!!
Otoboke Beaver describe themselves as: "Japanese girls 'knock out or pound cake' band".
Formed in the summer of 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, and consists of Accorinrin (lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar &Vocals), Hiro-chan (Bass &Vocals), Pop (Drums &Vocals).
Live, the band invade the audience and have shared stages with Shonen Knife, Guitar Wolf, BO NINGEN and more. "Love is Short!!" is the second EP and third release (outside Japan) from Otoboke Beaver on Damnably. There's something about the Kansai triangle (Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto - it's Japan's Midlands, America's midwest) that's produced some great and very varied music with a great sense of unity, though each city is radically different. Otoboke Beaver have emerged from one of those many provincial scenes, influenced by western Riot Grrrl attitudes and the sounds of punk and angular post-rock, make easy work of the complex arrangements, reminiscent of inventive jazzy queercore punks 'God Is My Co-Pilot', or more recently 'Afrirampo'. The band sing in Japanese, and often in difficult to translate Kyoto slang.
"Not new, just new to us. Unhinged garage-punk from Japanese all-woman quartet. They tour the UK in May - not to be missed.' The Guardian.
'Their Riot Grrrl attitudes and passion for noise-rock make them stand out as true renegades in the underground scene.'- i-D
'Watch Outrageously Cool Japanese Band Otoboke Beaver Rock Your Socks Off' The FADER
"Their hardcore punk sound was tempered by their presence onstage, which was at turns coy, flirtatious and completely badass…their energy was so infectious, it crossed all language barriers." NPR All Songs Considered
WITH SUPPORT FROM: Say Sue Me
Formed in 2009 Say Sue Me are from Busan, South Korea-the quartet make aquatically themed reverb soaked melancholia. The bands practice room is located in five minutes on foot from Gwangalli Beach in Busan but it's the love of 60's surf that adds a lust for the fluidic, tethered with a healthy 90's US indie rock inspiration.