Semin EP is out on 22nd April (Record Store Day) via Damnably Records.
So apparently ‘semin’ could be a number of things. It is a village in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic, the alternative spelling of Syomin which is a Russian last name, a subdistrict in Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and also a rural locality (a khutor) in Yakovlevsky District of Belgorod Oblast, Russia.
More importantly, it is the name of the new EP, and exclusive Record Store Day release, from South Korean jangle pop quartet Say Sue Me which was named in tribute to the band’s drummer who has been in a coma for the last year. A gesture that we think is quite touching.
The EP itself mines a sound that is a modern take on the infamous NME C86 cassette compilation. It’s a jaunty and yet melancholic adventure through four tracks that meld the sunniness of surf rock with the fuzz of shoegaze. Songs like ‘One Week’ head into areas of self doubt with lyrics such as, “I’m changing every week”, while other songs explore romance like the aptly titled ‘But I Like You’ which comes replete with gentle usage of the loudQUIETloud formula. But you know I should stop yabbering so you can listen for yourself. Enjoy!
The EP is limited to 500 copies so you should get on it!
Golden Week UK Tour 2017 w/ Otoboke Beaver (Japan):
May 1 London – 100 Club
May 2 Bristol – Exchange
May 3 Glasgow – CCA
May 4 Leicester- Musician
May 5 London Extra Show TBA
May 11 Wrexham – Focus Wales Festival
May 12 Wrexham – Focus Wales Festival
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