Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ～バ～ are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. Formed at Kyoto University’s music club, the band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & Vocals).
Acco's off-kilter self taught compositional and confrontational performance skills, together with the band's incredible musicianship make for a thrilling and unmissable live act.
Damnably Records released the compilation 'Okoshiyasu!! Otoboke Beaver' in March 2016, which was championed by Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft on BBC6Music & John Kennedy on XFM. 2017 was a breakthrough year for the band, with attention from Pitchfork, NPR, i-D and The Fader, acclaimed debuts at SXSW and FujiRock Festival, a sold-out show in London's legendary 100 Club, and their ‘Love Is Short’ 7” charted in the UK for 4 weeks.
In 2018 the band's 'ATTYUUMA' tour saw them travel over 24,000 miles in a week on a UK tour that was bookmarked by slots at Coachella Festival. Recent converts include Tadanobu Asano, Aidan Moffat and The Cribs, the later describing them as "PUNK AS F*CK".
A new album will be released on Damnably in the spring of 2019.
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