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

Zandari Festa 2015 Review

Beginning of October 2015 I happened to be on vacation in Korea. I had already been there for a couple of weeks of vacation, meeting friends and going to various shows, without being able to make up my mind about whether or not I should go to Zandari Festa the last weekend before going back… Continue reading

Stephen Epstein’s Us and Them

End of November the Asia-Pacific Journal published a peer-reviewed article by Victoria University of Wellington professor Stephen Epstein on Korean indie music: Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World. More specifically, it complements the 2014 documentary of the same name co-produced by Stephen Epstein and Timothy Tangherlini. The article does a great… Continue reading

Crying Nut Featured on Mighty Mouth’s Navigation

K-pop oriented hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth released new mini album Navigation yesterday, September 19th. For the opening track and song with the same name, “네비게이션”, punk legends Crying Nut are featured. A piece of the song can be heard in the beginning of the music video for mini album lead track “이럴때면”: