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It’s not easy being a K-pop star

It’s not easy being a K-pop star

Oh the life of a star! The glitz, the glamour and the adulation. Not to mention all the freebies you could ever ask for. Must be such a great life. Actually, you could call it a golden prison. As we all know the mainstay of K-pop is perfection, perfect looks, perfect personality, perfect voice (can […]

Artist Spotlight – 2NE1

Artist Spotlight – 2NE1

It seems in the world of Kpop girl bands there is a push to be sugary sweet and aesthetically pleasing. Even when a girl group is supposed to be ‘edgy’ they always seem to be somewhat diluted. When I say diluted, I mean that they are either presented as ‘sassy girls’ and don’t seem to […]

In praise of Busker Busker

In praise of Busker Busker

As an indie act it can be really difficult to get yourself noticed by the public. You might have to rely on your specialist fans. However there comes a time when an indie group is able to permeate the mainstream music media and get attention. This ladies and gentleman is the wonder of Busker Busker. […]

Block B: Breaking the Idol Stereotype

Block B: Breaking the Idol Stereotype

It seems that the last two years have seen an explosion in the number of rookie groups debuting. Just this year, I’ve lost count of just how many groups have debuted into the already busy K-pop industry. Of course, most of these groups will be fundamentally the same just with different concepts. It can seem […]

Falling in Love with Korean Hip Hop

We’ve all been there. Heart beating fast, you can’t think, eat or sleep. Yes it’s official you’re in love! The love bug has hit me hard and I just can’t get enough. You would think it would be a handsome K-pop idol? But no, my new love interest is Korean hip hop. I’ve always been […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club