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Upcoming shows: Saint Sister... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... The Travelling Band... Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 29 April 2019
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be working with Otoboke Beaver for the first time – plus special guests Say Sue Me and Drinking Boys And Girls Choir!

Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from a local ‘Love Hotel’ and they describe themselves as: ‘Japanese girls “knock out or pound cake” band’. Formed in 2009’s summer at Kyoto University’s music club, the band consists of Accorinrin (lead vocal and guitar), Yoyoyoshie (guitar and vocals), Hiro-chan (bass and vocals) and Pop (drums and vocals).

2017 was a breakthrough year for the band with features in Pitchfork, NPR, i-D and The Fader, acclaimed SXSW & Fuji Rock Festival debuts, a sold-out 100 Club show, and their Love Is Short seven-inch sat in the UK charts for four weeks. 2018 saw them travel over 24,000 miles in a week on their ATTYUUMA tour, which included three UK dates bookmarked by Coachella slots where they and X Japan were the only Japanese acts on the bill. The Cribs describe them as ‘punk-as-fuck’ and many view the band as one of the great live acts.

‘Sheer calamity and deliriously fun ? supercharged, sugar-rush hardcore with breathless vocals, pogo-ing rhythms, and torrential DayGlo riffs… the fire of Love Is Short recalls a lineage of patriarchy-scorching girl-gang shrieks, from the Slits’ Shoplifting to Bikini Kill’s Liar and beyond” – Pitchfork

‘Takes in the history of Japanese punk and runs with scissors in hand towards the bonkers-noise of early Boredoms, Afrirampo’s uninhibited avant-punk, and the revved-up garage-rock of Shonen Knife… Punk is rarely this charmingly vicious’ – NPR Music

Say Sue Me‘s Jaeyoung Ha (bass) and Byungkyu Kim (guitar) have been friends since fifth grade. They met drummer Semin Kang and played in bands together since winter of 2012. On meeting Sumi Choi, they 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 song writing. Semin sadly suffered trauma from a fall during the making of their second album. New drummer Changwon Kim stands in while they await Semin’s recovery.

Following anticipated showcases at SXSW in 2018, they released sophomore album Where We Were Together and a Record Store Day special covers EP It’s Just A Short Walk!, plus the Just Joking Around single and Christmas EP with two European tours. Their blend of indie rock, dream pop and surf has been widely met with critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader, Stereogum, NPR, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music, KEXP, i-D, Dazed, ELLE and many more.

‘Jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless’ – NPR Music

‘Evokes late-album indie-rock epics such as Yo La Tengo’s We’re An American Band or Pavement’s Fillmore Jive‘ – Stereogum

Drinking Boys and Girls Choir are a skate-punk trio from Daegu City, Korea, formed in 2013 when two drummers, MJ and Meena, shared a rehearsal space, and decided to form a band. Meena switched to bass and guitarist Bondu (who had just finished his military service) answered their ad. They bonded over a shared love of drinking, skating and punk.

Inspired by Sum41, NOFX and Daegu’s 1990s to 2000s hardcore punk/indie-rock scene before it moved to Seoul, the band are very passionate about not moving to the capital and nurturing a sustainable local scene. Each member writes and sings so there is a lot going on, stylistically it jumps from pop-punk, to melodic hardcore, to more drawn out indie-rock. DBGC release their 18 track debut album Keep Drinking!! in January on Damnably and Electric Muse, and have been announced for SXSW 2019.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. This is a co-promotion with Please Please You and the Brudenell.

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