Esplanade Presents

Music

Say Sue Me

(South Korea)

20 Oct 2022, Thu, 8pm

1hr 45mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Photo Credit: Lim So
Synopsis

With infectious head-boppin' rhythms, indie rock band Say Sue Me will have you dancing, laughing and crying all at the same time with their wistful lyrics and surf rock-inspired sound.

 

The performance will also feature Singapore indie darlings, Subsonic Eye.

 

“Wistful indie rockers from Busan, South Korea who capture the loneliness you can only find in a crowded room” — Dazed

 

“…stands up proudly against some of their influences like Yo La Tengo and Pavement…” — KEXP

 

“…jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless…” — NPR

Advisory:

Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.

Standing room only.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English and Korean
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Artist Information

Say Sue Me

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Cited as one of 2018's break-out bands, Say Sue Me is a surfinspired indie rock band from Busan, South Korea. The band comprises Byungkyu Kim on lead guitar, Sumi Choi on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jaeyoung Kim on Bass and Sungwan Lim on drums.

 

Their self-titled compilation was released by Damnably Records in 2017, marking the band’s first release outside of Korea, which served as an introduction to international audiences. The band then released their sophomore album Where We Were Together, winning praise from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Billboard, i-D, The Independent, Stereogum, Paste and more. BBC 6Music have championed the band as well as Elton John on Beats1, NPR and KEXP. The band embarked on tours in Europe and Japan and appeared as part of the line up at the first DMZ Peace Train Music Festival in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone. They count Yo La Tengo, Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, The Ravonettes, Speedy Ortiz, The Beths, and The Notwist as fans.

 

In 2019, Say Sue Me were nominated for five Korean Music Awards, going up against the almighty BTS in three major categories and ultimately winning two. They showcased at SXSW for a second time, recorded a live session in the shoe box at Vans HQ in Los Angeles, played Les Eurockeennes Festival, Greenman Festival, Reeperbahn Festival, Maho Rasop Festival, and embark on their first North American tour in late 2019.

 

In 2021, they again showcased at the online edition of SXSW, and wrote opening theme songs So Tender’ for the Korean Netflix drama Nevertheless, and My Heart for hit Korean drama Yumi’s Cells.

Subsonic Eye

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Beginning in 2017 as five friends formed through dream pop-centred kinship, Subsonic Eye craft noise rock with earth-inflected parallels, brought to life through adventures in Singaporean forests and a wide-eyed love for the natural world. On their latest album, Nature of Things, the quintet finds possibilities in embracing organic energy, at times taking root in post-punk dynamism, and others blooming into primitivist folk cuts. But above all, they are songs that glowingly encapsulate their initial spark—mature indie rock that shimmers with poignant sincerity.

Date & Time

20 Oct 2022, Thu

8pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices
Standard

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs
(Limited)

Cat 1 $58 $52.20

Esplanade&Me Early Bird Specials (20 – 26 Jul 2022)

(Applicable to Standard tickets only)

 

Black: 20% savings (Limited tickets)
White: 15% savings (Limited tickets)

 

Discover (Package of 4): 15% savings (Limited tickets)
Purchase 4 tickets to one or any performances from Linying – There’s Still TimeSay Sue MeSobs – Air GuitarMeitei or Phum Viphurit.

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Esplanade&Me Specials (From 27 Jul 2022)

(Applicable to Standard tickets only)

 

Black: 15% savings

White: 10% savings

 

Discover (Package of 4): 10% savings (Limited tickets)
Purchase 4 tickets to one or any performances from Linying – There’s Still TimeSay Sue MeSobs – Air GuitarMeitei or Phum Viphurit.

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Esplanade&Me Specials – ADOY x Say Sue Me Package (From 1 Sep 2022)

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Esplanade&Me Discover members can enjoy 10% savings with purchase of four tickets to the same show or across applicable Mosaic shows (ADOY and Say Sue Me).

 

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