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Rocking the house Seoul Style at Breakin Convention 2013

Rocking the house Seoul Style at Breakin Convention 2013

Another Breakin Convention has come and gone. This year saw the 10th Anniversary of the annual festival celebrating hip hop culture and championing hip hop dance theatre. Many companies and crews represented with breathtaking performances and showed just why dance is considered an art form. With many forms of expression being shown on stage the […]

Korea Rocked the Camden Barfly

Korea Rocked the Camden Barfly

The 28th of April saw a special concert at the Camden Barfly featuring four top Korean indie bands: Galaxy Express, Goonam, Gate Flowers and Apollo 18 as part of Korea Rocks. ‘Korea Rocks’ was organised by Hyundai Card Music to introduce K-rock and K-indie music to UK audiences. In London, the audience got to experience […]

Artist Spotlight: Cherelle

Artist Spotlight: Cherelle

In our Artist Spotlight we always feature artists that we feel you need to get acquainted with for their unique style and wonderful music. This spotlight sees a non Korean featured for the first time. This singer is no stranger to Korean culture having become known for her Kpop covers and being invited to take […]

Art Corner: The Wonderful World of Jae Sun You

Art Corner: The Wonderful World of Jae Sun You

Art exists in various forms, from paintings to photography all the way to creative creations. Artist Jae Sun You’s work is cute, kitsch and as a lover of cats definitely caught my attention. This artist creates simply gorgeous illustrations and dolls with a child like innocence about them. His journey into art came as a […]

My Mother the Mermaid (2004)

My Mother the Mermaid (2004)

Director: Park Heung Sik Casts: Jeon Do Yeon, Park Hae Il, Ko Du Shim, and Kim Bu Seon Genre: Fantasy and Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Na Young (Jeon Do Yeon) is sick and tired of her nagging mother and sensitive father. A few days before her first overseas trip, her father leaves home without […]

The Technological art of Soomi Park

The Technological art of Soomi Park

Designer Soomi Park has been gaining international recognition for her creative and technological multimedia pieces of work which offer commentary on society. The London based artist is currently studying for a MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art. Her piece the LED Eyelash gained interest from nation press around the world, with […]

Soulful Rock with the Gate Flowers

Soulful Rock with the Gate Flowers

For the last of our Korea Rocks UK band profiles, we look at the band Gate Flowers. The group made of Park Keun Hong (Vocalist), Yeom Seung Shik (Guitarist), Ryu Jae In (Bass), and Yang Chong Eun (Drums) gained popularity after participating at the Korea’s talent competition, ‘Top Band’. In 2011, Gate Flowers received the […]

Go Wild and Loud with Apollo 18

Go Wild and Loud with Apollo 18

Apollo 18 will be bringing their wild and loud rock music to the Korea Rocks Tour here in the UK. This Ilsan post-hardcore and post rock band was formed in 2008. The members Kim Dae In (Bass), Choi Hyun Seok (Guitar), and Lee Sang Yun (Drums) believe that in their hearts, there is loud music. […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club