Reviews

Romantic Punch (로맨틱 펀치) : Fight Club

Romantic Punch (로맨틱 펀치) : Fight Club

A die-hard fan of Romantic Punch since It’s Yummy, I celebrate each new release with fist pumping. Out of all the rock bands I’ve listened to since falling down the Korean music rabbit hole, Romantic Punch personifies fun. Led by the charismatic Bae In Hyuk and a band... read more
Sugar Donut (슈가 도넛) : Polyverse

Sugar Donut (슈가 도넛) : Polyverse

I have a lot of fond memories of Sugar Donut. Their older releases were great pop punk albums. Each release showed more progression into rock rather than pop punk and when the band released Say Yes in 2010, they disappeared. Returning in 2014 with Double Minus, the... read more

Editorials

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Some fans may be completely biased towards one grouping or the another, but I love both K-POP and K-Indie. As I grew to love them  I started to wonder, “Have artists, either solo or in groups, ever collaborated, or maybe ever will?” After doing some...
A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

It’s time to return and present another set of Korean electronic musicians. If you read Part One or Part Two, then you already have a great selection of music. In this third part, it’s another set of artists and bands that you might not be familiar with...
Seoulsonic at The Majestic at SXSW 2015

Seoulsonic at The Majestic at SXSW 2015

K-Pop Night Out was a mixture of independent acts and Kpop, but Seoulsonic’s showcase at The Majestic was fixated solely on South Korea’s electronic and rock bands. With K-Pop Night Out, many fans were more interested in Crayon Pop or Epik High. At...
K-Pop Night Out at the Elysium at SXSW

K-Pop Night Out at the Elysium at SXSW

K-Pop Night Out is a big thing during SXSW. I didn’t really know how dedicated some people would be waiting in the cash line for a chance to see the Kpop acts like Hitchhiker, Crayon Pop, and Epik High. But I was there for the earlier acts, able to see Eastern...
EE at 405 Club at SXSW 2015

EE at 405 Club at SXSW 2015

I’ve only seen EE through music videos. EE’s show at the 405 Club was my introduction to their performance art/live music show. In a word: amazing. EE brought out a crew of dancers to supplement the live show with Yun-joung and Hyun-joon guiding the...

Interviews

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...
Interview with MFBTY

Interview with MFBTY

MFBTY is a junction between three of the most powerful forces in Korean hip-hop. Each of the members individually – Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy – are huge musical innovators, so it’s natural that their collaboration group serves up inventive and...
Interview with GRAYE

Interview with GRAYE

I’ve listened to the majority of GRAYE‘s releases. His style is definitely easy to get lost in with it’s entrancing melodies. Most recently, he released Junk Pixel / Empty Space and I thought it would be cool for GRAYE to introduce himself because...
Interview with Julia Dream

Interview with Julia Dream

In early March, I found out that Julia Dream was touring the West Coast of the United States. I was able to watch their first show in Oakland and they finished the tour with a final show in Alameda, California. We talked about scheduling an interview when they...