Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ～バ～are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from a local ‘Love Hotel’ and they describe themselves as: ‘‘Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band’’. The band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & Vocals).
Most recently after kicking things off at this year’s SXSW music opening party and a run of wild showcases, the band released new album “ITEKOMA HITS” in April on Damnably, receiving widespread praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, NYLON, BrooklynVegan and many more. Recent converts include Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Anthony Fantano & Mac McCaughan (Superchunk/Merge).
Damnably is based in East London and began as a gig promoter in 2006. Damnably Records was established in 2009. Co-run by George and Janice Li, Damnably celebrated it’s 14th birthday in 2020, remaining wholly independent and continually seeking out quality new music from all corners of the world.
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