2013년 결성한 대구의 스케이프 펑크 밴드 드링킹소년소녀합창단은 스케이트와 펑크 그리고 음주에 대한 공통된 애정을 바탕으로 활동을 시작했다. 이들은 2018년 90년대 펑크/인디록의 기운을 가득 담은 1집 [Keep Drinking]을 발표했다. 도전적이면서도 밝은 이들의 에너지는 멀리 바다 건너 영국의 댐나블리 레이블의 귀에 닿아 1년이 지난 지금 바이닐과 시디 두가지 버전으로 월드와이드 발매하게 되었다. 음반 발매 뿐만 아니라 미국의 SXSW, 영국의 The Great Escape Festival, Liverpool Sound City 등에 참여하고, 2주 간의 영국 투어를 해냈다. Stereogum, MTV US, Brookylnvegan, The 405, The Quietus 등의 해외매체에도 드링킹소년소녀합창단에 대한 호의적인 기사가 실렸다.
Drinking Boys and Girls Choir are a skate-punk trio from Daegu City, Korea. Formed in 2013 when two drummers MJ and Meena shared a rehearsal space, Meena switched to Bass and guitarist Bondu (who had just finished his military service) answered their ad for a new member. They bonded over a shared love of drinking, skating, and punk.
Inspired by Sum41, NOFX and Daegu's 90s-00s hardcore punk/indie-rock scene before it even reached Seoul. They won’t move to the capital, preferring to nurture a sustainable local scene.
The recording of [Keep Drinking] started in 2017, but MJ suffered a serious motorbike accident, so the band took a hiatus while awaiting her recovery. When she was fit again, they produced this DIY 18-track debut album, which followed their 2015 EP [We are].
Carefully planned since the band’s inception, with 100% heart driving the trio, so happy to be able to play again after MJ’s accident. There is a lot going on, with each member writing and singing. Stylistically, their music jumps from skate-punk, to melodic hardcore, to more drawn out indie-rock. MJ’s snare is relentless, Meena’s all over the fretboard while Bondu rocks out on a Epiphone Flying V. The band recently completed their first ever tour in the UK and also appeared at SXSW.
Their music was heard by a UK label Damnably who ended up signing them. They were also featured on western media such as Stereogum, MTV US, Brooklyn Vegan, The 405, and The Quietus.