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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...
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...
Television Live in Seoul

Television Live in Seoul

Much like their debut album, Television’s first time performing on the Korean Peninsula seems to have crept up on us without much of a fanfare, but if we are to learn anything from their seminal history it must surely be not to underestimate them. The New York art-punk legends will strut their delightfully angular stuff...
Audra Connolly and Willow Lyou at JY Hall

Audra Connolly and Willow Lyou at JY Hall

Ask an expat why they haven’t gone home yet, and you’re likely to hear something about “community.” It’s an important word to independent musicians too. Strong bonds form in between open mic nights, coffee shop gigs, small venue lineups and even street corner busking. Audra Connolly moved to Ilsan (Gyeonggi province) to teach English, but...
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...
The Return of ...Whatever That Means

The Return of …Whatever That Means

Seoul rock stalwarts …Whatever That Means have been out of town for awhile but are now back in Korea to cause some mayhem on the underground punk and hardcore scene. Ollie Walker (Aweh, Loose Union) caught up with Jeff, guitarist and vocalist, to chat about their comeback and what’s on the horizon for the awesome...