12 May 2022
Band: OTOBOKE BEAVER – おとぼけビ～バ～
Who: All-female riot grrl group from Kyoto, Japan
Active: Since 2099 – 3 (new one included)
New album: SUPER CHAMPON – スーパーチャンポン
Released: 6 May 2022 – order info here
Pitchfork: “Super Champon’ is crammed with noise: Hirochan sprints up and down her fretboard, Kahokiss punishes her drum kit, and Yoyoyoshie discharges endless rounds of screeching riffs. The lyrics, fired off in quick, sharp bursts, are both menacing and hilarious.” Score: 7.8/10.
Turn Up The Volume: This Japanese rainbow-colored punk bolide rolls faster
than a tornado through 18 whirlwind whoppers in under 25 minutes. The Ramones
sound like choirboys compared to these wackadoos.
Expect hard-punk-core uppercuts. Watch out, people, these riot Grrls attack with
peppery pizazz and have no mercy whatsoever for your ears and your stereo speakers.
I don’t speak/understand Japanese but it’s clear that they do not fume about the birds
and the bees. Holy moly.
Key singles/clips: Dirty Old Fart Is Waiting For My Reaction / Yakitori / I’m Not Material
– YAKITORI –
– I AM NOT MATERNAL –
Stream full album on Spotify…
OTOBEKE BEAVER: Facebook – Bandcamp – Spotify