A fellow blogger once said “It’s true that Korean Rock is less visible to the international audiences because Korean rock, unlike Korean Idol groups, is not systematically pushed abroad by well- capitalized management companies (…). The reason is simple: people like mainstream pop more than rock music”. Nowadays, however, rock and punk music has slowly started to push through and become more popular among the younger generation.
“It all began in the mid 1990s as the country opened up, became richer and gained increasing exposure to foreign cultures. In the space of a few years, a series of live venues and bands sprang up in Hongdae and the surrounding areas of western Seoul. Hongdae remains an indie epicentre to this day.”
I have been interested in Korean rock and punk music for the past few years and I always try to look for new artists who I think are worth promoting and listening to. We have already conducted several interviews with bands such as: Asian Chairshot, Patients, Dead Buttons, Hugh Keice and Love X Stereo. We are going to carry out a few more interviews with the superb HumanRace, energetic and talented guys from The Solutions and the grand, in my opinion, CoreMagazine. The new series of In Conversation with will open with our interview with CoreMagazine. We hope you will enjoy it.
Written by Maggie Gogler
Edited by Liz Evans
Pictures courtesy of the artists