Esplanade Presents

Music

Drinking Boys and Girls Choir

(South Korea)

29 Oct 2022, Sat, 7.05pm

40mins

(Intermission: None)

Powerhouse² (Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade) & Online

Free, registration is required

Priority registration for Esplanade&Me members: 21 Oct 2022, Fri, 9am
Public registration: 25 Oct 2022, Tue, 9am

Photo Credit: Pallo

Synopsis

“Daegu, South Korea rockers Drinking Boys and Girls Choir caught our attention with a standout virtual SXSW 2021 set that we called “a blast of mosh-inspiring, yet melodic K-punk from minute one.”... Drinking Boys and Girls Choir may sound sweet, but they won’t hesitate to call it out as the world around them sours.” – Scott Russell, PASTE

 

Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (DBGC) is a three-piece punk band from Daegu, South Korea. The band was formed in 2013 when drummers MJ and Meena shared a rehearsal space and decided to form a band, resulting in Meena switching to bass and recruiting guitarist Bondu not long after. They bonded over a shared love of drinking, skating and punk, and the band is heavily shaped nspired by Daegu’s ‘90s and ‘00s hardcore punk/indie rock scene, shying away from the Seoul-centric music industry in favour of sustaining the local scene.

 

In 2017, MJ suffered a serious motorbike accident, so the band took a hiatus while awaiting her recovery. When she was fit again, they self-produced their 18-track debut album Keep Drinking which was released on Damnably/Electric Muse in 2019. This was followed by show-stoppingappearances at SXSW, TGE, LSC, Pentaport, Busan International Rock Festival, Zandari and MU:CON. The trio also toured the UK, supporting label mates Otoboke Beaver and Say Sue Me. Bondu retired from the band following their UK tour and Myorori stepped in on guitar duties.

 

In February 2020, the band toured Europe with Otoboke Beaver just ahead of the pandemic. In this time, they wrote and recorded a new album while also participating in several online editions of festivals. While Myorori left the band after the album, they are now joined by Junghoon Han on guitar.

 

The bands sophomore album Marriage License was released in May 2021 on Damnably/Electric Muse, picking up favourable press in Spin, Paste, MTV, Bandcamp, as well as radio from KEXP and Stromo’s show on CBC in Canada. They became the third Korean act to have recorded a KEXP session.

Advisory:

All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Patrons will be required to verify their vaccination status at the venue. Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.

 

Do note that patrons who do not show up within the first 5 minutes of the performance will have their registered slots forfeited in order to facilitate walk-in audience.

Language: Korean, English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide

Date & Time

Livestream

29 Oct 2022, Sat

7.05pm

Powerhouse² (Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade)

7.05pm

Online
On demand viewing is available until 20 Dec, 12pm.
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