SAY SUE ME
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” and a RSD covers EP which won praise from Pitchfork NPR Billboard i-D The Independent Stereogum Paste MTV Uproxx. Fader DIS DIY The 405 & more. Three tracks were playlisted on BBC 6Music three times where Lauren Laverne Tom Ravenscroft Gideon Coe and Don Letts have championed the band as well as Elton John on Beats1 and KEXP.
The band toured the UK/Europe twice in 2018 and count Yo La Tengo/Japanese Breakfast/Snail Mail/The Coathangers/The Ravonettes/Speedy Ortiz as fans. In 2019 Say Sue Me were nominated for 5 Korean Music Awards and announced for SXSW Wales Goes Pop! CQAF & Liverpool Sound City Festivals.
GQ Korea “The most famous Korean Indie band in the world”
The New York Times "This EP by the South Korean indie-rock band Say Sue Me refracts holiday music through several different unexpected lenses."
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 favorite 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…”