Reviews

Rocoberry (로코베리) : Merry Summer

Rocoberry (로코베리) : Merry Summer

With a title like Merry Summer, I expected a bit more power from Rocoberry. The EP starts with “Merry Summer” which is a pitch perfect melodic indie pop song. It’s light and simple and pleasing to the ear. There’s really nothing standout about...
Burning Monkeys : Our Summer

Burning Monkeys : Our Summer

With two years between Got Damn, Oh Album and Our Summer, it’s great to see that Burning Monkeys haven’t lost any of their attitude and style. The six song EP continues where the first EP left off, giving a broader and more powerful presentation. If...
The Koxx : Trojan Horse

The Koxx : Trojan Horse

The Koxx are one of the first bands I mention to people asking for Korean indie recommendations. Their music is high-octane, smart, and colorful. They were on a hiatus because of members leaving for military service, but they are back now with a single. I have yet to...
FIRST AID : Informations

FIRST AID : Informations

I heard of FIRST AID after receiving Kernelstrip‘s interview. I had heard of the name, but never heard of his music. Since Kernelstrip directly mentioned the album, I found the album on Bandcamp and started listening to it. Informations is described as...
Yi Sung Yol : Syx

Yi Sung Yol : Syx

Yi Sung Yol is an unpredictable musician. His first two albums were mostly austere, classic rock ballads. His third album, Why We Fail, was bolder and more emotionally overt than these two, seeming to indicate that Yi Sung Yol had arrived in his musical voice. So...

Editorials

Hyukoh Signing to HIGH GROUND Means Little

Hyukoh Signing to HIGH GROUND Means Little

Hyukoh has gotten a lot of attention with the news of signing to Tablo‘s HIGH GROUND label. The band definitely gained a huge boost being a part of Infinite Challenge’s bi-yearly music festival 무도 가요제. I’ve been watching the episodes and I was...
A Primer to Korean Hip-Hop/R&B Part One

A Primer to Korean Hip-Hop/R&B Part One

Recently, I’ve been finding myself listening to a lot of Korean Hip-Hop and R&B. Creating a primer for all our amazing readers is the perfect opportunity for me to showcase the amazing talent that the industry has. You might be thinking, “Cassie, how...
A Primer to Korean Rock Music Part Two

A Primer to Korean Rock Music Part Two

Time to jump back into introducing more Korean rock bands. If you missed Part One, I showcased some of the bigger, more well known names in the rock genre. Now it’s time to start highlighting slightly smaller bands and some other legacy rock bands. Pavlov If you...
A Primer to Korean Rock Music Part One

A Primer to Korean Rock Music Part One

I highlighted some Korean electronic musicians before and now it’s time to introduce some excellent rock bands in Korean rock music. This is going to be a longer list because there are a lot more bands under the “rock” genre. But let’s get...

Interviews

Interview with Zandari Festa CEO Dalse

Interview with Zandari Festa CEO Dalse

I’ve only been to one festival in Seoul and it wasn’t Zandari Festa. Zandari happens after South Korea’s summer festival season and takes place over three days. This year Zandari Festa 2015 will take place October 2-4, host over 200 artists, and take...
Interview with Genius

Interview with Genius

I have never heard of Genius and I thought doing this interview would be a great opportunity to learn a little more about them. GENIUS is formed up of three men based in Busan, South Korea. They have a pop-punk kind of sound with a mix of psychobilly,  Hearing...
Interview with PATiENTS (페이션츠)

Interview with PATiENTS (페이션츠)

Among the Korean bands that tour internationally, PATiENTS is one that frequents the UK. They previously toured during Liverpool Sound City and are heading back again. This time, they are seasoned, experienced and arriving with a new album, 18, to show off to the...