Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. Formed at Kyoto University’s music club, the band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & Vocals).
Acco’s off-kilter self-taught compositional and confrontational performance skills, together with the band’s incredible musicianship make for a thrilling and unmissable live act. The band have been namechecked and praised by the likes of Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Tom Morello, The Cribs, Lars Ulrich, The Offspring’s Noodles, Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s Chad Smith and Flea.
Damnably Records released the compilation ‘Okoshiyasu!!’ in March 2016, which was championed by Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft on BBC6Music & John Kennedy on XFM. 2017 was a breakthrough year for the band, with attention from Pitchfork, NPR, i-D and The Fader and more, acclaimed debuts at SXSW and FujiRock Festival, a sold-out show in London’s legendary 100 Club, and their ‘Love Is Short’ 7” charted in the UK for 4 weeks.
In 2018 the band’s ‘ATTYUUMA’ tour saw them travel over 24,000 miles in a week on a brief UK tour that was bookmarked by slots at Coachella Music Festival.
After kicking things off at the SXSW 2019 music opening party and a run of wild showcases, the band released new album “ITEKOMA HITS” in April on Damnably, receiving widespread acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, NYLON, BrooklynVegan and many more. They made their European debut at Lowlands Festival in The Netherlands, appeared as part of the line up at Koyabu Sonic Festival in Japan, and composed the opening theme song for Japanese comedy series “Susumu Inomata & 8 Mojo” broadcast on Kansai TV.
In 2020 the band were about to embark on a world tour. They completed a two week tour in Europe and were getting ready to start their first US tour when the world locked down due to the pandemic. With touring no longer possible during that time, the band worked on new music.
In 2022, they released new album ‘Super Champon’, went on a festival run in Europe including Primavera Sound, Roskilde and Pohoda Festival, and went on their debut North American tour.
2023 saw the band continue on their path to world domination with sellout shows across North America, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and festival appearances at Pentport (KR), Maho Rasop (TH), Joyland (ID), and Clockenflap (HK).