When window-shopping Korean music I usually turn to Oi or Hyang. Every now and then I like to try a couple of stores more, but I can never remember the address to Purple Record (I know it’s simple, but there’s still enough confusing elements in it for me to consider myself lucky every time I manage to get there – from now on I’ll just follow the link from here). Though by some lucky coincidence I did end up there yesterday, and not only did I learn about the upcoming Rainy Sun release I posted on below (that one would’ve probably showed up at any of my regular places in a few days anyway) but I learned that on January 9 “Korea’s Avril Lavigne” released her debut EP! (I know I’m too old, but I still get a kick out of such music…)
Turns out that the name of the Korean Avril Lavigne is Rika, and the title of the EP is Evelution (as in Eve and Revolution – “to signify the revolution of women”). Google brought me to LaLa Melodies where there was more info to find than that quote: The six track EP features Crash guitarist Ha Yae Jong, Funky Brown vocalist&guitarist Uhm Joo Hyuk and Dr.Core 911 drummer Juny. Also on the EP isd Mary Story vocalist&guitarist Park Gun Joon.