While speaking of KoME; they have an interview with Motion Dive, that released a mini-album called In the key of life… last month: Interview with LA-based Korean rock band Motion Dive.
Through KoME we learn that blues man Kim Mok-kyoung will play at Bragdøya Blues 2008. He’s played there before and the arrangers reveal that he’s been the artist that most people (ever) have requested to see again. This one day blues festival takes place June 7 on an island outside of Kristiansand, Norway. Tickets are… Continue reading
ROKON covers The Rocktigers, Dr.Core 911 and Shorty Cat
The February issue of ROKON Indie Source Music Magazine features pieces in English on The Rocktigers (pg.18) and Dr.Core 911 (pg.32) as well as an interview with girl punkers Shorty Cat (pg.20-21) and a review of their first full length album I Ain’t Be Controlled (pg.29). You’ll find the pdf in the upper right corner… Continue reading
Mark Russell names Korea’s best band
Mark Russell of Korea Pop Wars just posted a small piece on Juck Juck Haeseo Grunge, calling them “the best band in Korea at the moment”: Chicks With Picks.
Mongoose’s Final Show
Last Saturday, The Mongoose had their final show “Dancing In The Moonlight: Adios! Mongoose… in Seoul”. They were a synth-pop indie band from Beatball Records. Ringu (링구) – the drummer of the band – is off to the army. He released a solo album last November titled “Moonbeam”, under the moniker Leopon. You can listen… Continue reading
Loro’s to release first album
Loro’s, the slow rock band with a cellist, is about to release its first full album, Pax. The 12 track album will be released on Tunetable Movement on February 1 and contains two songs previously heard on the band’s 2006 Scent of Orchid single.
Last week former Bluedawn member slowzz added a four song sample of his solo project “The Invisible Fish” to fuzzpop.net.
On January 22, Pastel Music will release a 5CD “special edition” compilation entitled “We Will Be Together” to celebrate their 5th anniversary. Disc 1-4 are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter editions, primarily containing songs from licensed Pastel artists. CD 5 represents the “5th season” and contains 15 previously unreleased songs from Pastel’s Korean artists. See… Continue reading
Broke In Korea #5
The fifth issue of ‘Broke In Korea’ came out a couple of weeks ago. If you’re not familiar with Broke, it’s a Korean punk ‘zine (written in English). The contributors to the ‘zine are mostly foreigners who are active in the South Korean punk scene. You’ll find a number of social and political commentaries in… Continue reading
The Breathing interviewed by KoME
A couple of weeks ago, KoME published an email interview performed with Seoul based band The Breathing: Interview with The Breathing.