Korean Indie Acts Coming to the UK May ’14!

Last year saw the very successful ‘Korea Rocks’ tour travelling around the UK. A great time was had by all and to anyone who’s still feeling glum after it all ended, the people behind it are bringing over more acts for us this year!

Three bands will be coming over, Patients, Dead Buttons and Asian Chairshot. All bands will be playing at Liverpool Sound City, then will play different dates around the UK, with Patients and Dead Buttons performing together.

Patients

Patients -- Let's Drive, Let's Go! Cover

Bio: 

“Korean punk band Patients formed in Seoul in 2005. Originally a quartet, the group emerged as one of the leaders of the mid-noughties local underground punk scene with the release of their debut EP of fiery anthems, 2006’s Hanging Revolution. The act scaled back to a trio in 2007 with bassist Sumin Jo assuming vocal duties shortly before recording their second EP, All the Patients Let’s Go. While supporting All the Patients Let’s Go, the band played their first international gig as part of the 2008 Japan/Korea Oi! Punk Festival in Nakano, Japan.

In 2012, Patients parted ways with guitarist Junmyoung Baek. Instead of adding another guitarist, they decided to try and take their music in a different direction by inviting keyboardist Hyuckjang Kwon to join the band in 2013.”

Check out some of their music!

Essential Links:

https://www.facebook.com/patientspunk

Dead Buttons

Dead Buttons Press Photo

Bio:

“Dead Buttons are a Seoul-based rock ‘n’ roll duo comprised of Korean guitarist/vocalist Jihyun Hong and Paraguayan/Korean drummer/vocalist Kanghee Lee.

A veteran of Korea’s indie scene, Hong is also the guitarist in the Seoul hardcore band Combative Post and previously played in the punk bands Sweet Guerillaz and Oi! Resolute, along with the psych- and pop-tinged garage rock act The Infamous Orchestra. He met Lee after Lee had finished his mandatory military service and the two decided to make Dead Buttons.

The band was originally formed as a trio in the fall of 2012. Showing their ambitious nature early on, less than two months after making their live debut they travelled to Tokyo in December 2012 to perform at the Japan-Korea Punk Festival. In the summer of 2013, Hong and Lee parted ways with their bassist. Wanting a fresh start for Dead Buttons, they threw away all of their older aterial and began crafting new tunes as a two-piece.”

Check out some of their music!

Essential Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Deadbuttons
https://twitter.com/Dead_Buttons
http://deadbuttons.bandcamp.com/

Asian Chairshot

Asian Chairshot  Press Photo

Bio:

“Formed in 2011, Seoul, Korea’s Asian Chairshot took their name from a powerful (and very illegal) move done by many a professional wrestler to knock out their opponents – the famed “chair shot.” And just like a chair shot, the trio’s hard-hitting mix of psychedelic music, garage rock, and alt-rock usually has little trouble stopping people dead in their tracks.

Wasting little time, Asian Chairshot released a digital EP called Chairshot in September 2011 – less than four months after forming. In October 2011, they performed at Korea’s Jarasum International Jazz Festival. Putting out an EP and scoring an invite to a major music fest within six months of starting their band definitely caught the attention of local music critics and fans, and quickly established Asian Chairshot as a band on the rise in Seoul’s burgeoning indie scene.”

Check out some of their music!

Essential Links:

http://www.facebook.com/bandchairshot
https://twitter.com/AsianChairshot
https://soundcloud.com/common_music
http://commonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/mask

Tour Dates

Patients Tour Dates:
May 1 Liverpool, England @ Brooklyn Mixer (Liverpool Sound City)
May 3 Liverpool, England @ Kazimier Gardens (Liverpool Sound City)
May 7 Bristol, England @ The Hatchet Inn
May 8 Southampton, England @ Unit Club (WTFest)
May 9 London, England @ AAA
May 10 London, England @ Astbury Castle

Dead Buttons Tour Dates:
May 2 Liverpool, England @ Heebie Jeebies (Liverpool Sound City)
May 3 Liverpool, England @ Kazimier Gardens (Liverpool Sound City)
May 7 Bristol, England @ The Hatchet Inn
May 8 Southampton, England @ Unit Club (WTFest)
May 9 London, England @ AAA
May 10 London, England @ Astbury Castle

Asian Chairshot Tour Dates:

May 2 Liverpool, England @ Seel Street Stage (Liverpool Sound City)
May 3 Liverpool, England @ Kazimier Gardens (Liverpool Sound City)
May 4 Chester, Wales @ The Compass
May 6 Sheffield, England @ The Bell Jar
May 7 Salford, England @ The Eagle Inn
May 9 London, England @ AAA
May 11 Bristol, England @ Pam Pam
May 12 London, England @ Pipeline

So what are you waiting for?! Korea Rocks last year was amazing, so be sure to get your tickets now as this line-up promises to have audiences rocking out to Korean indie once again.

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