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  • Róisín Dubh 8 Dominick Street Upper Galway, County Galway, H91 N4AP Ireland (map)

Strange Brew presents


Thursday 9th May

9pm. €12.50/10

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) were introduced to drummer kang Semin and then they heard Sumi’s speaking voice in a cafe and decided she should be the singer. Sumi Choi turned out to be a natural at songwriting.

Formed in 2012, they released their 1st album [We’ve Sobered Up] in 2013 and EP [Big Summer Night] in 2014 on Korean Indie label Electric Muse. Damnably Records of London, England released a Record Store Day exclusive 7″ EP [Semin] and Compilation album of 1st and EP [Say Sue Me] in UK/Europe to coincide with the bands debut UK tour supporting Japan’s Otoboke Beaver that started at a sold out 100 Club in London.

The band have picked up considerable BBC6Music Radio play from Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft, Don Letts and were included in the BBC introducing Spotify Playlist. ‘Good For Some Reason’ was released as a split-single w/ Japan's Otoboke Beaver & premieed in The Fader, while their newest singles 'Old Town' premiered in Stereogum and was featured in Pitchfork, 'B Lover' premiered in Uproxx and 'After Falling Asleep' in Billboard.

The band just debuted at SXSW where NPR selected them for the hot 100 acts to see at SXSW.

Say Sue Me’s second album "Where We Were Together" was released April 13th and reached #1 on Bandcamp's Alternative sales chart and tracks have been playlisted by BBC6Music, NPR and Spotify.

“The band plays a loose-limbed amalgam of jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless…” NPR

“…your new favorite indie rock band from Korea!” MTV

“Because 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.” Pitchfork

“Fresh off three strong South By Southwest sets and with a growing buzz surrounding their jangly single, “Old Town,” Korean indie quartet Say Sue Me is on the up-and-up -- and they’re only going higher.” Billboard

“…a super adorable band that makes sunny lo-fi rock songs out of Busan, South Korea.” The FADER

“… a sneakily but feverishly infectious bit of indie-pop, utilizing a brisk surf-rock guitar to propel a track that actually bore a pretty ruminative narrative about getting older and the relationships we maintain to the places we’re from.” Stereogum

“…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.” Uproxx



'One Week' video

'Good For Some Reason' Video

'Don't let's Say Anything' Video

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