Interview with 49 Morphines

Last year back in June, I went to the Clandestino Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. What initially caught my attention was the fact that Black String and Jambinai would be performing there. As Black String were getting ready to start performing on the first day, a group of people suddenly sat down next to me. They… Continue reading

Mini-Interview with Earip

One of the early bands I came across when I first started listening to Korean indie music was that of modern rock/indie pop band Sweater. Besides the nice melodies, the biggest allure to Sweater was the vocals provided by Earip. She put out her first solo release in 2005 and with her songwriting skills and… Continue reading

KMA2016: Album of the Year

The nominees for the 13th Korean Music Awards were announced last week. The weeks leading up to the actual awards show I’ll be introducing the nominees from the “total” categories, starting with Album of the Year. Black Medicine – Irreversible With roots in some of Korea’s first generation death metal bands, Black Medicine formed in… Continue reading