Korean Indie Winter Break, See You in 2016

Korean Indie Winter Break, See You in 2016

Just a quick announcement that the Korean Indie site and writers will be taking a break starting next week for the remainder of December. Mainly this is because I’m going to Seoul for vacation and won’t have the time to update the site on a regular basis....




Reviews

The Veggers : Jazz Master

The Veggers : Jazz Master

Jazz Master by The Veggers is a daunting album. For punk and hardcore fans, you get an insane amount of music with 28 songs. For people simply interested in Korean music, The Veggers will probably blow your mind. What’s even more amazing is that these 28 songs...
Swiimers : Swiimers

Swiimers : Swiimers

Swiimers released their first EP after two singles, which are are also included, on January 12, 2016. It expands on the two previous songs with the band’s signature dreampop and shoegaze style. “Golden Roots of Your Tree” is a short introduction that...
Hologram Film : Cosmic Color

Hologram Film : Cosmic Color

It seems lately that bands who released full lengths last year are returning with EPs. Hologram Film is following the trend with Cosmic Color. Last year’s Into the Wild was a dance-friendly rock album. On Cosmic Color, the band presents a more subdued side of...
Floating Island : Diving to the ground

Floating Island : Diving to the ground

When I was in Seoul in December, I met up with Flash Flood Darlings, Changhoon, KIRARA, and Cosmos Superstar on a freezing night. We went to eat a late dinner when Changhoon let me listen to a demo track from Floating Island‘s upcoming EP. I was surprised at the...

Editorials

Best of 2015 : Reader’s Pick

Best of 2015 : Reader’s Pick

After a week of voting and counting all the votes, the reader’s pick of 2015 album of the year are in. Album of the Year – MFBTY : Wondaland First Runner Up – The Koxx : the new normal Second Runner Up – Hyukoh : 22 The votes between first and...
Best of 2015 : Chris’ Picks

Best of 2015 : Chris’ Picks

2015 was an interesting year in music. A good amount of bands returned with new music, some bands went on hiatus, and there were a lot of new bands to discover. While 2015 isn’t entirely over, I though it was time to put in my picks of my favorite albums of...

Interviews

Interview with Gus Benevolent

Interview with Gus Benevolent

Gus Benevolent has two releases this year. The first, A Thing Called Tomorrow, was a lighter, band-style EP. His latest, Alexandria, removes the backing instrumentals and focuses on his voice and guitar. With the release of his full length, it was time to know more...
Interview with Galaxy Express (갤럭시 익스프레스)

Interview with Galaxy Express (갤럭시 익스프레스)

Galaxy Express does not disappoint. They are back with their latest album Walking on Empty. They co-founded a company, have performed overseas, and have created amazing music.. what can’t this incredible trio do? I am extremely happy to have had the pleasure to...
Interview with 24Hours

Interview with 24Hours

I remember when I was introduced to 24Hours. JaeHyuk of then-Yellow Monsters, now-Jambinai told me he wanted me to see this young band play live. That was back in 2012. In 2015, a lot has changed in Korean music. There are a lot more bands, more diverse styles, but...