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Review: Efterklang in Seoul

Review: Efterklang in Seoul

Efterklang, Danish for ‘remembrance’ or ‘reverberation,’ certainly lived up to their name when they brought their moody soundscapes to Rolling Hall in Hongdae last Tuesday.  Efterklang is undoubtedly a live band; a great example of an outfit that fares far better in person than on record.  That is not to say their records are in...
A Citybreak in Seoul: Day Two

A Citybreak in Seoul: Day Two

This is a review of day two of Citybreak, the new midsummer rock festival in Seoul. Click the link for a review of day one. The heat only intensified on day two, which added to the fury of the first band to grace the Super Stage, Apollo 18. Their invigorating thrash metal and grizzly vocals...
A Citybreak in Seoul: Day One

A Citybreak in Seoul: Day One

A tall purple sky and a coliseum of heat-warped white brick stretched ahead of me at the entrance to the Hyundai Card Citybreak festival. The number of people outside belied the soon-to-swell mass that heaved in Jamsil’s Sports Complex for the two-day rockathon. Don’t sweat if you missed it — because you certainly would have...
Boys Noize in Seoul 2013

Boys Noize in Seoul 2013

Earlybird tickets for electro/ techno party popper Boys Noize in Seoul may be over, but you can still buy discounted tickets through us, saving a chunk off the 50,000 won door price. Score. Message us on editor@chincha.co.uk and we’ll tell you what the deal is. Friday July 19 is the deadline for cheaper entry. Get on...
TWDY Destroys Seoul

TWDY Destroys Seoul

The sensation of seeing This Will Destroy You live is something akin to having your ears pleasantly mauled by a musically gifted grizzly bear with a penchant for showmanship. From the start the band adeptly demonstrated that having no vocals in your music in no way means you can’t have a frontman. Looming at centre-stage,...
Competition: Amnesty International x A.F.M Fashion Goodies

Competition: Amnesty International x A.F.M Fashion Goodies

Homegrown fashion company A.F.M have created a capsule collection for Amnesty International, in line with the “All In” campaign to raise awareness of the worldwide charity. The campaign collaboration party will take place this Saturday June 8 at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam with a live painting exhibition from esteemed street artist Frenemy, music performances from...
Chincha Chats to Korean Jazz Singer Shinae An Wheeler

Chincha Chats to Korean Jazz Singer Shinae An Wheeler

Shinae An Wheeler is a Korean musician from a different era who is driven by her love for music. She believes in its ability to make things better and bring people together. Her amazing voice sounds at home performing jazz, doo-wop, and everything in-between. Chincha talked with Shinae all the way in New Zealand to...
SuperColorSuper Releases Spring Line-Up for 2013

SuperColorSuper Releases Spring Line-Up for 2013

Concert organisers SuperColorSuper have released their new Spring line-up ahead of the Grimes gig and afterparty happening this weekend. The music purveyors renowned for bringing excellent musicians to South Korea are hosting This Will Destroy You, Cold Cave, Wye Oak, The Dodos and Pregnant. As well as this mix of rising and established acts covering a multitude...