Saturday, May 14, 2022

Say Sue Me- The Last Thing Left


I've been very fond of Korean Indie band Say Sue Me for a few years now. Probably since I came upon them by chance, playing on the radio in 2018 and hearing their debut album, Where We Were Together.

Now they're back with their third The Last Thing Left and I'm delighted to be able to report that it's their best. What Say Sue Me, three guys and a girl who sings, do is definitely Indie. Jangly, melodic, accessible, fun, with a kind of surf twang. The kind of thing that a lot of bands do but very few do as well as this.

It seems they're coming to slightly broader acclaim and this is a very good thing. It's definitely to break through a broader market playing this kind of rather niche music, particularly if you're singing in Korean, they tend to alternate between their native tongue and English.

You could probably count the number of bands that have managed to do so over the last fifteen years: Alvvays, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Snail Mail, erm can't think of anymore off the top of my head.

The Last Thing Left should help them raise their profile further. It's lovelorn, it's crafted, it's quality. It should cheer you up. It doesn't really need to be compared with any Indie forbears or contemporaries because they've crafter their own identity by now. It's Pop of the kind that I wished got into real charts. A sign if one is needed that Summer is almost here.

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