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 at Kyoto University, the band consists of Accorinrin, Yoyoyoshie, Hiro-chan and Pop.
Inspired by 70's/80's alternative Japanese acts such as Yipoos/Hikasyu and more recently Afrirampo, Otoboke Beaver created their own abrasive sound that became faster the more they enjoyed it until it was at break-neck speed. hey only sing in Kyoto slang reflecting the proud ‘Kansai triangle’ music scene of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe that produced Boredoms, Acid Mothers Temple and Shonen Knife in the 80’s/90’s. Regular touring has built a strong fan-base in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo where they shared stages with Shonen Knife, Guitar Wolf, Pika☆, The Floating Guitar Borchestra of BOREDOMS, DMBQ, and BO NINGEN.
In 2016, Damnably Records released the compilation album 'Okoshiyasu!! Otoboke Beaver' followed by their latest EP, 'Bakuro Book', both of which gleaned considerable radio play BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio X, Amazing Radio and WFMU. A whirlwind mostly sold-out UK tour ensued with 6 gigs & Radio X session in 5 days.
Now, the Korean post-punkers will return to the UK in spring 2019 on their Golden Week Tour. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.