Interviews
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...
Global Seoul, Global Lives

Global Seoul, Global Lives

Global Lives will soon launch a 24-hour-long film following a day in the life of a Seoul odd-job man, as part of a worldwide project aiming to bring a wider cultural understanding to its viewers. Chincha speaks to Sam J. Queen, director of the locally-shot documentary, as he talks projects, goals and some rather interesting...
Chincha Chats to Tengger

Chincha Chats to Tengger

Electronic music band Tengger [formerly (((10)))] launch their new EP “Electric Earth Creation” Friday July 5th at 9 p.m at Mudaeruk (The Lost Continent of Mu), Seoul. They talk about living on Jeju island, the sound of streets and markets, annoying their neighbours, and playing gigs in restaurants. Chincha: Tell us about the launch? Is this a new...
A Slice of Rural Life in the Middle of Seoul. Welcome to Marche@

A Slice of Rural Life in the Middle of Seoul. Welcome to Marche@

It’s likely that many expats living in the middle of Seoul miss going to farmers’ markets just like the ones at home; walking through various food stalls and having a chitchat with sellers and buyers on a lazy Sunday. I was one of them, too. Until I found Marche@. This Korean version of the farmer’s...
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...
From Kreuzberg to Gangnam: An Interview with Jahcoozi in Seoul

From Kreuzberg to Gangnam: An Interview with Jahcoozi in Seoul

Only a few hours after having touched down from Beijing, Sasha Perera and Oren Gerlitz have rolled into the Platoon dressing room and are relaxing before their gig. Although they both confess to being hungover from the previous evening’s exploits, neither seem subdued. In fact both, before long, are pouring drinks. Jahcoozi are a Berlin-based trio who make...
Q&A: Wye Oak

Q&A: Wye Oak

The Wye Oak tree in Wye Mills, Maryland was the largest white oak tree in the Unites States before it was destroyed in a thunderstorm in 2002. Equally as distinguished is the indie folk rock duo of the same name comprised of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner, who will perform two shows in Korea as...
Chincha Chats to Goonam

Chincha Chats to Goonam

In the past Chincha has featured interviews with Apollo 18 and Galaxy Express, both staples in the Korean rock scene. Starting April 24th they will make up one-half the bill for the Korea Rocks Tour in the UK alongside Gate Flowers and Goonamguayeoridingstella (Goonam). We caught up with Goonam’s guitarist Ung Joh recently, just after...