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”.
Formed in 2009’s summer in Kyoto, Japan, and consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar &Vocals), Hiro-chan (Bass &Vocals) and Pop (Drums &Vocals).
Live the band often invade the audience and state ‘And you will not able to take your eyes off us’. Having built up a strong fan-base in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo and shared stages with Shonen Knife, Guitar Wolf, Pika☆/ピカ(from AFRIRAMPO), The Floating Guitar Borchestra of BOREDOMS, DMBQ, Ni-hao!, BO NINGEN and COMANECHI.
The bands UK debut tour saw them play DIY Popfest (Shacklewell Arms) & Walpurgis Nacht (Windmill, Brixton-SOLDOUT) on May 1st, then Coventry The Tin, London Pipeline, Nottingham Maze (SOLDOUT), Leicester Musician (SOLDOUT) plus a Radio session for John Kennedy on Radio X.
They only sing in Japanese, and often in Kyoto slang.
‘Akimahenka’ & ‘Anata Ga Falling Love Shita No Ha Watashi Ga Kirai Na Onnanoko’ are the AA single, released 28/01/2016 & the album was released 11/03/2016.
‘Bakuro Book’ is a new 3 track EP from the band release April 6th on CD in Japan on the bands own ‘Ultra Itekoma Comics’ label and digitally Worldwide by Damnably.
‘UK Tour’ T Shirts are available from Bandcamp
For Fans of: Afrirampo, Ni-hao!, God Is my Co-Pilot, ooioo
John Kennedy (Radio X) “Fierce!”
Jon Solomon (WPRB) “This is GREAT. So much fun.”
Dani Charlton (Amazing Radio) RECORD OF THE WEEK “The first tasters are Akimahenka and Anata Ga Fall In Love Shita No Ha Watashi Ga Kirai Na Onnanoko, and even if you don’t understand the lyrics, you can probably catch their drift. Turn it up as loud as you possibly can.”
Noel Gardner (Quietus) “…They come from Kyoto, but I have no real idea where they’re, like, coming from; in this instance, I think I prefer it that way. The possibility that Otoboke Beaver might have landed on this deranged, turn-on-a-sixpence jazz-punk sound without the influence of an attendant scene makes it all the more alluring. The guitars have a sort of garage rock rustiness, but the jagged, relentless patterns they trace goes some way to disguising this. ‘Ultra Miracle Super Saiya Psych Festival’, the album’s longest track, crossbreeds punk, prog and the tankard-clanging jollity of Eastern European drinking music, and somehow ends up reminding me of Nomeansno…”
Emi Morimoto (X Shonen Knife) “When I first watched their show, I couldn’t help moving my body and was in the front row of the crowd at the live house in OSAKA. Their cute looks and crazy performance won my heart. After that, I heard that they were 10 years my junior at the music circle of the Ritsumeikan University in KYOTO. The fact made my fondness of them grew bigger and bigger. Their music is splendid, not to mention their individual personalities and musicianship, too. It’s rare for bands in Kyoto to use the local dialect in songs, and especially rare for young musicians. Now, most musicians tend to move to TOKYO. But Otoboke Beaver are based in KYOTO and proud of that. It’s time for them to export their music to the world. People in the UK will certainly become their captive!! I hope Otoboke Beaver will become a bridge between Kyoto and the World. ”BUY Via Amazon/Google BUY via Bandcamp BUY via Bandcamp