As we revealed last weekend, Hyundai Card Music will be sponsoring a UK tour for Galaxy Express, Apollo 18, Goonamguayeoridingstella and Gate Flowers next month. The official announcement is another few hours away, but thanks to the tour arrangers we’ve gotten our hands on all the dates and stops of the tour–spanning a total of 7 shows in 5 cities from late April till early May, including appearances both at Wrexham’s Focus Wales festival and the Liverpool Sound City festival:
April 24: Kent, England @ Tunbridge Wells Forum
April 26: Wrexham, Wales @ The Bank (Focus Wales)
April 27: Wrexham, Wales @ Yales Café Bar (Focus Wales)
April 28: London, England @ Barfly
May 1: Manchester, England @ Night & Day Cafe
May 3: Liverpool, England @ Studio 2 (Liverpool Sound City)
May 4: Liverpool, England @ Kazimier Gardens (Liverpool Sound City)
Have a look at our first Korea Rocks post to sample all the bands.
Source: Korea Rocks
During 2012 Hyundai Card Music launched an initiative to promote Korean indie music, through high quality videos as well as live performances in its then Hongdae popup store location. Now Hyundai Card Music is taking things to the next level by bringing a bunch of bands over to the UK. No official announcements have been made yet, but the Tunbridge Wells Forum in Kent has already listed one of the shows publicly.
The bands playing in Kent on April 24th will be Galaxy Express, Apollo 18, Goonam/Goonamguayeoridingstella and Gate Flowers. As hinted by Galaxy Express in an interview with Chincha earlier this month, we can expect a total of five dates on this tour. We’ll be sharing more details here as soon as we have any.
It’s been a year since Olleh Music launched their Indie Awards, the September edition being the 8th set of awards handed out. The netizen vote concluded yesterday, Sunday September 10th, and with that the results are now available.
2. Dream Car (28%)
3. Hong Hyereem (17%)
4. Look And Listen (16%)
Source: Olleh Music
After something of a summer hiatus, Olleh Music’s Indie Awards have been resumed with the nominees for the eighth edition of the awards, to be handed out in September, revealed today:
September Indie Award Rookie Nominees:
- Dream Car
- Look And Listen
- Hong Hyereem
Source: Olleh Music
Some pretty good domination on both charts with week by Epitone Project (에피톤 프로젝트), taking three spots on the top-10 of the album chart and three on the top-10 of the singles chart.
As far as new releases go, the best was the new Broccoli, You Too (브로콜리너마저) album, at No. 2. But outside of the top 10, there was also the new Lucite Tokki (루싸이트 토끼) album, Grow to Glow, at No. 14; and female singer-songwriter Rossy PP (로지피피), with a new EP, 29, making its debut at No. 40.
Album Rank – Artist – Album Title
1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Broccoli, You Too? – Golden Hit (collection)
3. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
4. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
5. Verbal Jint – 10 Years of Misinterpretation, Part 1 (5th)
6. Autumn Vacation – Chamber Exit (EP)
7. Beenzino – 24:26 (EP)
8. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
9. Autumn Vacation – Autumn Vacation (1st)
10. Epitone Project – Beginning of a Long Journey (?)
Song Rank – Artist – Song Title
1. Epitone Project – 새벽녘
2. Rose Motel – 봉숙이
3. Guckkasten – 거을
4. Beenzino – Boogie On & On
5. Lucite Tokki – Free
6. Beenzino – Nike Shoes
7. Harry Big Button – Angry Face
8. Epitone Project – 이제, 여기에서
9. Epitone Project – 다음날 아침
10. Beenzino – Aqua Man
You can check out the whole Daum Indi Go Chart here.
Rock band Gate Flowers were named Rookie of the Year at the Korean Music Awards 2011. They went on to compete in the first season of KBS band survival show Top Band where they were mentored by guitarist Shin Dae Chul and finished in the top 4. Through Shin Dae Chul’s production Gate Flowers claim a positive change in their music which they will show through the release of a new album.
No release date has been announced yet, but the album release concerts will be held end of May. The band offered a sample through the release of digital single 물어 on May 4th, showing off a “rough mix version” of the song with the same name.