Say Sue Me
Entry Requirements: 14+
We are pleased to announce that Say Sue Me will be playing Scenic Route on 13th November at Craufurd Arms.
Say Sue Me are a Surf inspired Indie-Rock/Pop act from Busan, South Korea and cited as one of 2018's ‘break-out bands'. Childhood friends Jaeyoung Ha (Bass) and Byungkyu Kim (guitar) met drummer Semin Kang and played in bands together since winter of 2012, when they met Sumi Choi at a tea shop in Nampo-dong. 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 turned out to be a natural at songwriting. Semin sadly suffered trauma from a fall. New drummer Changwon Kim stands in while they await Semin’s recovery.
Following showcases at SXSW in 2018, the band released their sophomore album “Where We Were Together” which won praise from Pitchfork, NPR, Billboard, i-D, The Independent, Stereogum, Paste, MTV, Uproxx.
Two tracks were playlisted on BBC 6Music where Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe have championed the band.
GQ Korea “The most famous Korean Indie band in the world”
NPR “…jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless…”
MTV “…your new favourite indie rock band from Korea!” Pitchfork “…its vibrant and catchy instrumentation does so much work, “Old Town” suggests less the ache of being alone in a city than it does the tingly feeling that accompanies a life-changing milestone.”
KEXP “…jangle-pop hooks, stunning vocal melodies, and intricate guitarwork that stands up proudly against some of their influences like Yo La Tengo and Pavement…”
Billboard “…with a growing buzz surrounding their jangly single, “Old Town,” Korean indie quartet Say Sue Me is on the up-and-up…”
Uproxx “…you don’t need to fully grasp the backstory to get sucked into its feverish tempo and go-for-broke delivery, with the band’s innate ear for a warm melody striking by the time the chorus kicks in.”
Bandcamp Daily “…an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf that showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and technical skill… Nary a song on Say Sue Me isn’t a total ear worm.”
Tickets are £9 and will be available from Friday 6th July.
Say Sue Me are a quartet from Busan, South Korea. They usually enjoy listening to 60’s surf music and 90’s American indie music, and make their own music style by balancing two music harmoniously. In October 2014, Say Sue Me released their Debut Album [We’ve Sobered Up] and it is made of 11 songs that mix the members' favorite 60’s surf music and 90’s American indie scene feelings. And Say Sue Me’s new EP [Big Summer Night], released last July, is made of 6 songs including their own ‘Summer’ feelings. It is sure that “Sea” and “Surfing” are being some vehicles for their songs’ inspiration because their practice room is located in five minutes on foot from the Gwangalli Beach in Busan. Say Sue Me have a Compilation album, new album and RSD special for UK/European release in 2017 as well as their debut UK tour from the end of April to late May.