Music

Interview: Pictureplane

Under the pseudonym Pictureplane, electro musician Travis Egedy started out by remixing songs of his contemporaries before perfecting the eclectic, psychedelic, and downright fixating tunes you can hear from him today. Since he’ll be appearing in Seoul this weekend we probed him with some questions, resulting in answers about his intriguing background, the type of...

Interview: pg.lost

Pg.lost are a Swedish band with a gorgeous, melancholic sound which is as unusual as it is haunting. They are currently touring Asia and are heading to Korea for a 6-day tour of the peninsula, a record breaking feat due to it being the longest of its kind from any international band visiting. Since there...
Galaxy Express

Galaxy Express

Korean rock band Galaxy Express have been garnering a lot of media attention lately off the back of their forthcoming USA tour, which includes an appearance at the prestigious SXSW festival in Texas. The attention is well-deserved since they’ve been gaining recognition and praise from critics and fans alike since forming in 2006, particularly for...
G'OLD KOREA VINYL

G’OLD KOREA VINYL

Ever trawled the internet searching for old K -pop, eager to identify the roots of the trashy, kitsch and addictive music the Hallyu Wave is famed for? I know I have, and with the current worldwide obsession of the music of our East Asian home I’m sure many people out there are also curious about...
Band Interview: Apollo 18

Band Interview: Apollo 18

Apollo 18 have come a long way since forming just outside of Seoul in summer 2008. In three short years guitarist/vocalist Hyunseok Choi, bassist/vocalist Daeinn Kim, and drummer Sangyun Lee have built up their reputation as a solid and alternative rock group, making music from a genre that isn’t widely listened to in Korea. They...
Lessons From a K-Pop Concert

Lessons From a K-Pop Concert

K-pop isn’t just a genre of music, it’s a way of life. I learned that at the YG Family Concert I went to on the weekend, along with plenty more of K-pop’s golden lessons. 1: Gimmicks are everything. If you want to throw a shit-hot concert you need CGI, a stage more complicated than the...
Countdown Seoul 2012

Countdown Seoul 2012

Now that it’s almost baby Jesus’ birthday, we can finally start throwing some New Year’s Eve options around.  The biggest party on our radar at the moment is Countdown Seoul 2012, the one-day pop-up festival which UV is headlining (a surprise highlight of ours at Jisan, back when we could feel our toes). There are...
YG Family Concert

YG Family Concert

YG Entertainment are having a K-Pop orgy in December with performances from Big Bang and 2NE1, as well as Se7en, Psy, Tablo and Gummy. I casually practice the dance to ‘I AM THE BEST’ every evening before bedtime so of course I’ve already bought my ticket. If you also want to give some waygook support...