Music

K Rap Kicks: Dynamic Duo

It’s Guy Fawkes Night tomorrow (a traditional British festival where we burn a straw man on a bonfire while watching a pyrotechnical display) so this week’s K-Music Kicks choice is influenced by this. Although Dynamic Duo’s Firework video isn’t as visually spectacular as Katy Perry shooting flaming rockets out of her chest, it has a...

K-Music Kicks: The KOXX

The KOXX are a Korean electro rock band with animated tunes and a rocking live show.  We witnessed them at Jisan Rock Festival and Global Gathering this year (although only briefly at the latter since they clashed with Digitalism) and have been listening to them non-stop ever since.  This music video is particularly entertaining because it’s...

Angry Bear

Angry Bear are a half-British, half-North American indie rock band situated in Seoul. They comprise of four members working together to create an energetic rock sound: Kc Swink on bass and vocals, Scott Prince on guitar and vocals, Patrick Connor on the drums and Ian Chiasson on guitar. Angry Bear have a first album and...
Band Profile: The Dirty 30s

Band Profile: The Dirty 30s

The Dirty 30s are a band made up of the wonderful Lizzie Gask (vocals), sexy Geoff Goodman and his identical brother Josh (guitar and vocals, and bass, respectively), rounded up with Trevor Celements on the drums. They are a folk/indie band from Seoul, and they are launching their new album this weekend. They are a...
K-Pop Kicks: 바람났어

K-Pop Kicks: 바람났어

바람났어, ba-lam-nass-eo. I’m having an affair. This song is by GD, Park Bom and Park MyungSoo. I like anything by either Big Bang or 2NE1. This has a combination of a member of each band, and was made for Infinity Challenge (a Saturday night entertainment show). Infinity Challenge is pretty funny in a “what the...

Wagwak

We didn’t manage to post any Korean music last week so this week we’re bringing you something extra special. Wagwak are a Seoul-based duo who call themselves ‘multi-instrumentalists’, due to – you guessed it – the number of instruments they use to create their songs. They’re all over the Hongdae gig scene and have just...
Dry Summer Nights

Dry Summer Nights

We finally did it, everyone. We finally got to see GD and T.O.P. They performed at Hotel Ellui on Thursday night as part of a Hite promotion, along with The Pretty Reckless and Major Lazer (a DJ duo featuring Diplo). Clearly GD and T.O.P were the best part of the night. They were the act...
K-Pop Kicks

K-Pop Kicks

Alright, Alright, 알았어, 알았어! I know this song was released a few months ago, so it’s a bit old. I only heard it a couple of months ago after I got here though and it’s the catchiest song in the whole world. I want to learn Korean just so I can sing this when we...