SAY SUE ME share video for 'No Real Place', new album 'The Last Thing Left' OUT NOW via Damnably

SAY SUE ME


Share video for 'No Real Place'


New album The Last Thing Left

due this Friday 13th May via Damnably

Ahead of their new album's release this Friday 13th May, surf-inspired, Korean indie rock quartet Say Sue Me have today dropped a new music video for 'No Real Place’. Following on from the upbeat melancholy of early single 'Around You' and the sombre stroll of 'To Dream', latest track 'No Real Place' picks up the pace and determination, with it's driving beat and defiant lyrics illustrating the desire to move forward and keep on keeping on. “There's been a lot of parting ways over the years. Spent a long time missing someone. And I usually walk..." says vocalist and guitarist Sumi Choi. "I gained courage as I walked, and now I think I can overcome the sadness and fear of someone leaving. The illustration is a cat, which the video director uses as an allegory for the four band members drawn and coming together in the end.”

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More about The Last Thing Left:

Cited as one of 2018’s ‘break-out bands’, Say Sue Me are a Surf inspired indie rock band from Busan, South Korea. Members consist of Byungkyu Kim on lead guitar, Sumi Choi on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jaeyoung Kim on Bass and Sungwan Lim on Drums. After a flurry of international activity culminating with a debut North American tour at the end of 2019, like everyone else in the world, the band were forced to take a touring hiatus in 2020, and quietly began work on a new album. ‘The Last Thing Left’ was self-recorded and self-produced during lockdown at the band’s own Busan studio. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Services and released by Damnably Records and Beach Town Music. 2018’s Where We Were Together largely dealt with the emotional fallout from the absence of dear friend and the band’s original drummer Semin Kang. In October 2019, Semin passed away. Then, the pandemic. Needless to say, these events left their marks on the band, and the new album leans heavily on themes of loss, loneliness, grief and healing, and love. Opening instrumental track The Memory of The Time signals a passage of time while serving as a continuation to the sonic ending of the last track on Where We Were Together. Still Here furthers evokes the isolated mood we’ve all felt, especially in the early days of the pandemic whilst lead single Around You is signature Say Sue Me, upbeat melancholy with a 60’s surf guitar twang and 90’s indie rock influences. We Look Alike’s playful basslines and 16th note guitar rhythms showcase a funkier side to the band’s stylings. The driving beat of No Real Place illustrates the desire in the lyrics to move forward and keep on keeping on. To Dream is the sole Korean language track of the album, angelic vocals paint notes on to a walking beat, liquidic duel guitar solos shimmer and mesmerise. Photo of You begins slow paced with a riff reminiscent of Malkmus that crescendos into a soaring ballad that Roy Orbison could be proud of. Title track The Last Thing Left can be interpreted as an ode to Semin and his lasting legacy on the band. Now I Say is stripped back to haunting vocals and acoustic guitar and a sprinkling of keyboard lines. George & Janice was written at the beginning of 2019 as a wedding gift for the co-heads of Damnably (“full of the hopeful brightness of bands like the Concretes” - The Guardian). The band had intended for this song to provide the overall atmosphere and beginning point for a new album, but instead, the making of the album became about finding their way back to it. “This album has the theme of some realization, eventually the realization of love. Love in relationships, love for oneself, and the ultimate love gained after realizing those two things!” Sumi Choi (vocalist, guitarist)

Previous praise for Say Sue Me:

“Wistful indie rockers... who capture the loneliness you can only find in a crowded room” - Dazed “Really sweet, melodic rock that makes me feel like I’m in high school.” - Fader “blends indie-rock and surf pop together seamlessly... both extremely personal and universally relatable” - i-D “...not a band to sleep on.” - The Independent “full of songs with sounds – and song titles – ripe for nostalgic teen movies” - The Guardian “...channels high emotions and journeys through hazy guitars that are reminiscent of Yuck and Daniel Blumberg's solo material” - The Line of Best Fit “…mixes languid, scratchy guitars with something altogether more anthemic and intense” - DIY “...your new favourite indie rock band from Korea!” - MTV TRL “At once stylish and timeless...” - NPR "a perfectly paced fusion of jangling guitars, bouncing bass and sighed melancholy." - Paste “...an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf" - Bandcamp Daily

The Last Thing Left artwork:

Tracklist:

1. The Memory Of The Time 2. Still Here 3. Around You 4. We Look Alike 5. No Real Place 6. To Dream 7. Photo Of You 8. The Last Thing Left 9. Now I Say 10. George & Janice

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