Hailing from the bustling but relatively musically quiet South Korean port-town of Busan (where I once ate some of the weirdest seafood I’ve ever come across), Say Sue Me might sing in English, but when they drop in on Dublin in May, they’ll be a long, long way from home.
It’s rare that a South Korean act make it to our shores, and rarer still that one is backed by niche indie label Damnably, and featured on Pitchfork. They might be playing the modest Grand Social venue, then, but Say Sue Me are well worth a night out. I talked to vocalist Choi
Note: there’s a little ‘Konglish’ in the replies to this interview, which I decided to leave in, as it’s all fairly easy to understand, and adds colour to the interview, I think.
I look forward to seeing you in Ireland – what is it like to come and play shows so far from home?
We look forward to seeing you, too! Every time we tour overseas, it is always wonderful to know that there are people who listen to our music in such a
Do you have any special expectations for this tour?
We go to Ireland for the first time. Trying for the first time is always exciting.
I remember my life in Korea (I lived in Seoul for two years) as being a lot about drinking. You write a lot about drinking. Do you enjoy the feeling of fun this gives your songs?
There was a time when I drank lots of alcohol. I can not help but the lyrics contain things that have dominated me at the time of creation. It is good to remember myself at that time.
Most of the world sees Korean music as K-Pop. You are certainly not K-Pop. How do you see that kind of music
There is a reason for the world to pay