Say Sue Me are certainly busy this year: this is their second tour in the UK – this one as part of a wider European tour:
18/08 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK – (sold out)
31/08 – Golden Leaves Festival – Darmstadt, DE | 02/09 – Supersonic – Paris, FR | 04/09 – Le Farmer – Lyon, FR | 05/09 – Import Export – Munich, DE | 06/09 – Blue Shell – Cologne, DE | 10/09 – Obaren – Stockholm, SE | 11/09 – Oceanen – Göteborg, SE | 12/09 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK | 14/09 – Klub RE – Krakow, PL | 16/09 – Badehaus – Berlin, DE | 21/09 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
23/09 – Latest Music Bar – Brighton, UK – 🎫buy tickets
25/09 – The Crescent – York, UK – 🎫buy tickets
26/09 – Star and Shadow Cinema – Newcastle, UK – 🎫buy tickets
29/09 – The Lexington – London, UK – 🎫buy tickets
30/09 – CCA – Glasgow, UK – 🎫buy tickets
01/10 – Phase One – Liverpool, UK – 🎫buy tickets
02/10 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK – 🎫buy tickets
Say Sue Me are a surf-inspired indie rock quartet from Busan, South Korea. Friends since 5th grade Jaeyoung Ha (Bass) and Byungkyu Kim (guitar) met drummer Semin Kang at high school and played in bands together until the winter of 2012, when one day they were drinking tea and beer at a tea shop in Nampo-dong, and 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.
The band’s songs are by turns joyful and bittersweet, yet always infectious: Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and Don Letts have championed the band as well as Elton John on Beats1 and KEXP. Say Sue Me have embarked on tours across Europe and Japan and appeared as part of the line up at the first DMZ Peace Train Music Festival in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone. They count Yo La Tengo, Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, The Ravonettes, Speedy Ortiz, The Beths, and The Notwist as fans.
Sadly original drummer Semin is now recovering from a semi-comatose state. While they eagerly await his recovery, they continue to tour and record with new drummer Changwon Kim, on an adventure barrelling through many colourful destinations: a debut UK tour supporting Japan’s Otoboke Beaver that started at a sold out 100 Club in London, 2018’s SXSW festival in Austin, and their ‘Busan Calling’ debut UK/EU tour which ended with three capacity showcases at The Great Escape Festival.
NPR (US) “…jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless…”
Paste Magazine (US) “The best pure indie-pop record of 2018 (so far) is not from Brooklyn or Glasgow or Melbourne or Olympia but Busan, South Korea… a perfectly paced fusion of jangling guitars, bouncing bass and sighed melancholy.”