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Mini-interview with Victim Mentality (피해의식)

Mini-interview with Victim Mentality (피해의식)

Here we usually say “Korean rock is real” but now it’s time to declare “Korean metal is real”! This week representatives of Korean glam metal – band Victim Mentality – will return to US to show power of heavy riffs. Save the date! March 16 Austin, TX @ The Belmont – Korea Night I: K-Pop...
Interview with Manggakwha (망각화)

Interview with Manggakwha (망각화)

Maybe we expect grand answers from musicians when they are asked with a clichéd question—“Why did you decide to become a musician?”—because many of us think making a living through music is nearly impossible. As an interviewer, I am always compelled to ask rudimentary questions that prompt the interviewee to explain their life choices, such as why...
Post-UK tour interview with Dead Buttons and Patients

Post-UK tour interview with Dead Buttons and Patients

As you probably know, the Korean bands Dead Buttons (데드버튼즈) and Patients (페이션츠) toured the UK together last month. Both groups did numerous interviews before the tour to share their expectations about the gigs. But I always think it is interesting to ask about the outcome of a tour, and whether a band’s expectations were...
Interview with Asian Chairshot (아시안 체어샷)

Interview with Asian Chairshot (아시안 체어샷)

While preparing to interview Asian Chairshot I tried to remember when I first discovered them. I think it was right after their first release, ‘Chairshot,’ when their music got stuck in my playlist for like a year or so. Reflecting back on those memories, that was a great time for me as the Korean indie...
Interview with Ezen (이젠)

Interview with Ezen (이젠)

Though Ezen is a new name on the scene but members are well known and qualified musicians in the industry. First, the band was formed by 015B’ Jang Ho Il (장호일). 015B is a veteran group on Korean scene being around more than 20 years, experimenting with different styles and highly praised by Korean pop...
Interview with Smacksoft

Interview with Smacksoft

Widely recognized as one of the top acts in Korean rock music, Seoul’s Smacksoft craft a fantastic, densely-layered hybrid sound of post-punk, rock, and electronica. The band is highly praised by critics that is proved by numerous nominations from music portals and magazines including two ‘Best Modern Rock Album’ 2010 and 2013 Korean Music Awards....
Interview with Crying Nut

Interview with Crying Nut

Crying Nut are icons in the world of Korean punk and have inspired many other punk bands to form. They have been together for more than 20 years and are still making music fans go crazy at shows and when they listen to the band’s albums. Though you might think their name is kind of...
Interview with Jambinai (잠비나이)

Interview with Jambinai (잠비나이)

Creating some of the most innovative sounds in East Asia’s underground scene, Jambinai are an award-winning post-rock/world music hybrid act that was formed in Seoul, South Korea in 2009 by guitarist and piri (oboe) player Ilwoo Lee, haegum (a fiddle-like instrument) player Bomi Kim, and geomungo (zither) player Eun Youg Sim. Lee (who also plays...
Korea Rocks UK tour - interview with Galaxy Express, Apollo 18, Gate Flowers and Goonam

Korea Rocks UK tour – interview with Galaxy Express, Apollo 18, Gate Flowers and Goonam

I hope most of you already know about the upcoming Korea Rocks UK tour that features acclaimed korean indie/rock bands Galaxy Express, Apollo 18, Gate Flowers and Goonamguayeoridingstella (or just Goonam for short). The tour is being presented by Hyundai Card Music, who have been offering support to Korean bands of late. I think this...
Korean Rock is Real interview with Ynot? (와이낫?)

Korean Rock is Real interview with Ynot? (와이낫?)

When I was in Korea this summer I had really great chance to talk to Sangkyu Jeon and all members of rock band Ynot in their Music Academy, school for those who want to learn how to play real music. It’s been already 15 years since Ynot? have been presenting light and at once thoughtful...
Video interview with 타카피(T.A-Copy) at Sound K program on Arirang Radio

Video interview with 타카피(T.A-Copy) at Sound K program on Arirang Radio

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Korean Rock is Real interview with Au Revoir Michelle (오르부아 미쉘)

Korean Rock is Real interview with Au Revoir Michelle (오르부아 미쉘)

First I heard about Au Revoir Michelle when we started commenting on bands auditioning for Top Band 2 and they didn’t dissapoint me even during the competition. But judges and audience probably weren’t ready for that original mix of metal, trot and a bit of folk. In several days on 30th of October Au Revoir...