Gaon Charts March 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for March a week ago. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart March appears to have been an overall very good month for album sales in Korea. Tearliner‘s soundtrack for tvN drama Cheese In The Trap (치즈… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Final

KBS2’s band survival show Top Band 3 launched early October 2015. A total of 11 episodes were broadcast until the winner was crown. Indieful ROK’s Top Band 3 commentary series fell a bit behind, but here is finally what myself and Kevin had to say about episode 11, broadcast December 11. If you want to… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Semi-Final

We’re almost at the end of Indieful ROK’s Top Band 3 commentary series. Today myself and Kevin have a look at episode 10, broadcast December 4. If you want to watch the show yourself all episodes can be streamed from the official site The Top 4 bands meet in the semi-final to battle for a… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Quarter-Final

KBS2’s band survival show Top Band 3 finished a month ago, but here at Indieful ROK we’re still not done with our Top Band 3 commentary series. Last week we found out which 2 more bands would be included in the Top 8 for this season. This week Kevin and myself have watched episodes 8-9,… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Top 8 Final Audition

Indieful ROK’s Top Band 3 commentary series continues, albeit at the moment a couple of months behind the original KBS2 broadcast schedule. Today myself and Kevin have a look at the 7th episode, broadcast November 14th, wherein the final 2 spots of the Top 8 are about to be filled. If you want to watch… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Coach Selections

The third season of KBS2 band survival show Top Band started in the beginning of the month. Following the first couple of episodes the Top Band 3 commentary series started here on Indieful ROK with the first real post covering the live audition that took place in the first couple of episodes. Now it’s time… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Live Auditions

On October 3rd the third season of KBS2 band survival show Top Band kicked off. Much like with Top Band 2 I’ll have a commentary series running to make watching just a little bit more fun. The panel members shared their expectations ahead of the season back in August and now it’s time to have… Continue reading

Rose Motel Sing Bubi-Bubi on New Single

Singing in Busan dialect, humorous band Rose Motel have made themselves very popular through their participation on KBS band survival show Top Band 2, finishing at the very top in the first round after auditions. Following their three-track EP debut in January, digital single 부비부비 was released on June 15th.

Rose Motel Sing I Need a Fairy

KBS sitcom Sent From Heaven (선녀가 필요해) has been running on weekdays since end of February. Part 4 of the soundtrack will be released as a digital single on June 8th, and it has Rose Motel singing a song with the same title as the sitcom itself, “선녀가 필요해” (lit. “I Need a Fairy”). Rose… Continue reading