Bands
Q&A: Washed Out

Q&A: Washed Out

Washed Out recently played to a packed audience in Seoul on his recent Asia tour. We got to ask the man behind the fantasy-driven music on Paracosm a few questions ahead of the show. Here’s what he had to say.  How did you make the leap from trainee librarian to professional musician?   I had been...
Ticket Giveaway! Baths Live in Seoul

Ticket Giveaway! Baths Live in Seoul

WIN TICKETS TO BATHS! The U.S. musician from suburban LA is hitting Korea this weekend, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away for the show. Just head to Chincha’s Facebook page, like us, and then share this post to be in with a chance of winning. For more information, head to the...
Review: Mogwai + Daughter Live in Seoul

Review: Mogwai + Daughter Live in Seoul

Daughter struck a beleaguered note in Uniqlo Ax Hall’s dark amphitheatre on Sunday as the ambient UK rockers launched into an enjoyably fuzzy set. Elena Tonra’s voice seems learned from the reading of dusty books in an attic lit only in small part by one window. It’s the ideal match for the band’s will-o’-the-wisp sound; bright,...
Interview: Les Sales' Cheong Daein

Interview: Les Sales’ Cheong Daein

Les Sales have been plugging away for two years, playing at nearly every haunt in Hongdae. Now they’re just about to release “Doo Nyeon,” a split album with another Loose Union band, Table People. Mike McGrath chatted with the lead Sale, Cheong Daein, about their new songs, where they got them from, and Korean indie rock...
5 Things to Do in Shanghai. With Love From Pairs.

5 Things to Do in Shanghai. With Love From Pairs.

Pairs, a rockin’ duo from Shanghai, are touring Korea this October. We were going to interview their lead singer about his influences and inspirations but then realised we’d rather find out about what Pairs get up to while living in China’s second-largest city. Y’know, just in case we decide we like them enough to want...
Find Your Rap Name and Win Tix to Shabazz Palaces in Seoul

Find Your Rap Name and Win Tix to Shabazz Palaces in Seoul

Shabazz Palaces are hitting eclectic Sinsa venue Club Keu Keu this Thursday night (that’s 4th of July for all you ‘Mericans out there) and we have 4 pairs of tickets to give away. The alt hip hop group are currently on their Asian tour and will be playing tracks like the stomper “Swerve” to the...
Catching New Blue Death

Catching New Blue Death

As the rain ceases to descend on a miserable day in Seoul, it’s a far cry from inside club Keu Keu, where New Blue Death’s Adam Brennan and Ethan Waddell are sat relaxing after their show. The atmosphere is chilled and ambient. Their set-up for the gig was not the most exemplary: no stage, band...
Review: Television Live

Review: Television Live

The English language promotion for this gig was about as loud as a monastery full of mute monks and so the majority of the audience seemed to be in attendance for the popular K-Indie band Kiha and the Faces. This lead to the bizarre sight of dolled-up Korean teenagers in mini skirts and bunny ears...