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Say Sue Me

Say Sue Me
Just Joking Around

Jaeyoung Ha (Bass) and Byungkyu Kim (guitar) have been friends since 5th 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.
Their first album “We’ve Sobered Up” and EP “Big Summer Night” was released on Korean label Electric Muse. A self-titled compilation was released by Damnably Records and served as the band’s introduction to International audiences. Following well-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!’. 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, KEXP, i-D, Dazed, ELLE and more.
In 2019 the band were nominated for five Korean Music Awards and announced dates in Japan, Taiwan and the UK/Ireland.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Busan, SOUTH KOREA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Alternative
Event Type: Showcase