FTISLAND Discusses Being A Band In South Korea And Their Aspirations

FTISLAND Discusses Being A Band In South Korea And Their Aspirations

FTISLAND Discusses Being A Band In South Korea And Their Aspirationskminjungee July 19, 2016 0 FTISLAND Discusses Being A Band In South Korea And Their Aspirations Already on their 10 year since their debut, FTISLAND reflects on their music, talks about the band culture in South Korea, and finds their long run aspirations as musicians in a up to date interview on July 19.

They speak about the diminishing marketplace for band music, and how it has develop into a genre that handiest exists on account of its fans, or maniacs, relating to how the genre isn'tpopularamongthe overall public.

The participants explain, Any such inclination seems to be the most severe in our country. Internationally, bands make up the groundwork of music. Our country ceaselesslyhas a tendency to lean againstsomethingby way of diversity in music. However, FTISLAND continues to make song every bit a band regardless of knowing all this purely because they prefer to. Lee Hong Ki also comments, Someday, the technology for bands will come in South Korea.

While theyve been active in the industry for a little over nine years, FTISLAND claims that they feel like they just released their 2nd album, because their newest album, Wheres the Truth?, is their moment album this is entirely self-produced, following I WILL.

The members elaborate that they feel like the largestalternate over the years is being ready to after all sing the kind of music they would like to. They provide an explanation for how in this latest album, they zealously portrayed what they see and feel in the process the lyrics and melodies. Lee Hong Ki says, In the past, there were songs that we didnt like, to the point Identity think, Why am I making a song this?'

As for disagreements, the lead singer replies, Despite the reality that nosotros argue, we solve things on our own privately amongst ourselves, and clarifies, The entire members take part in the production procedure from the very beginning.

FTISLAND then talk about how they glancetoward the future, and would like to age along music, much like the bands they admire and admire.

During the interview, the members also discussed beginning as an indie band in Japan, and how their corresponding storiesformed them into who they are as a band today.

What do you consider their commentary?

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K-Hip-Hop Pioneers Tiger JK And Bizzy, K-Pop-Rock Band FTIsland Sign up for Lineup For Korea Times Tune Festival

K-Hip-Hop Pioneers Tiger JK And Bizzy, K-Pop-Rock Band FTIsland Sign up for Lineup For Korea Times Tune Festival

FTIsland The Korea Times Tune Festival is shaping up to have one in theirvery best lineups of Korean music in fresh memory.

K-hip-hop pioneers Tiger JK and Bizzy, pop-rock band FTIsland, and mythical Korean singer Han Young Ae are the maximum recent additions to the yearly Los Angeles music festival's 2016 roster.

On Monday, Mar. 7, Korea Times Music Festival's authentic Facebook announced the addition of the hip-hop artists and the '80s folk/rock singer whilst the announcement of Toes Island used to be made a couple of days prior on Mar. 4.

As the Korea Times Music Festival, or Hollywood Bowl as some would call it, brings all genres of Korean music to their degree annually, the announcement of the 3 artists will bringin the mainstream pop, rock and hip-hop to the display in May.

With the addition of FT Island, Tiger JK and Bizzy and Han Young Ae, Korea Times has already showed the attendance of legendary punk band No Brain, retro-pop crew The Barberettes, idol community AOA and balladeer Wheesung insidethe outdated few weeks.

The Korea Times Music Festival will take position on Saturday, Might 7, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.

Tickets are recently on sale and additional info and updates at thetournamentwill also bediscovered on theirofficial website.

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Wonder women Does Hilarious Covers of Tell Me as a Death steel Band, Choir, and More on SNL Korea

Wonder women Does Hilarious Covers of Tell Me as a Death steel Band, Choir, and More on SNL Korea

Wonder Girls Does Hilarious Covers of “Tell Me” as a Death Metal Band, Choir, and More on “SNL Korea” Wonder Girls host tvN‘s “SNL Korea” this week, and in one cartoon they get the risk to position very authentic spins on their vintage song “Tell Me”!

The sketch displays the girls following the orders of Park Jin Young (played by skill of comic Jung Sung Ho) as he has them take a glance at out other ideas so as to discover the one who will take them to the head of the charts.

Wonder Girls starts out with an excessive transformation as they carry out a death metal edition of “Tell Me,” yet the crowd is solely scared of them. Park Jin Young’s plan for their next idea is a lot more “pure,” and so this time they operate as a choir in a church. This doesn’t determine because even if the congregation is thrilled, many in their lovers are leaving them on account of the spiritual concept.

So Park Jin Young switches up their symbol back and gets them to accomplish as basic folk musicians. But now the handiest real fans they've left are the elderly! So the contributors come to a decision to rise up to Park Jin Young by appearing as protesters.

Be certain to try their 4 hilarious versions of “Tell Me” and the hysterical finishing scene in the video below!

You can see more of Wonder Girls on “SNL Korea” in October 10′s episode!

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FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Koreas Leading Rock Band!

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Koreas Leading Rock Band!

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

To celebrate F.T. Island"s 6th year in showbusiness, FTHX Live in Singapore was held at the Indoor Stadium on 8th March 2014.

N-Flying, the latest band from FNC Entertainment, F.T. Island"s agency performed the opening act for the concert. The 4 members, consisting of Kwon Kwangjin (bass), Lee Sunghyub (guitarvocals), Kim Jaehyun (drum) and Cha Hun (guitar) started with a rock version of Lady Gaga"s "Poker Face". The young band who had been performing in Japan prior to their debut in Korea this April, continued with "One and Only" and ended the set with their 1st single "Basket" which reached number 2 in the Oricon Indies chart right after its release on 1st Oct 2013.

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

After a short break, the audience was treated to a video recording of F.T. Island backstage where they made a toast for success before walking towards the stage to loud cheers from the 4,000-strong crowd. Lee Hongki clearly demonstrated his high energy level from the onstart. After 3 songs, the lead vocalist repeated his message from the Press Conference the day before, "It is really very hot in Singapore!" Compared to Seoul"s freezing weather, he claimed to feel good in this hot climate as he likes both summer and winter seasons.

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

The other members then greeted in English which brought loud responses from the audience. Lee Jaejin (bassvocals) thanked the fans for the support and love showered to them after declaring that "We want to showcase the original colours of F.T. Island. Hope you enjoy our songs!" Song Seunghyun (guitarvocals) made a sincere request to the crowd when he "hope you can enjoy the night as we had prepared a lot for this concert." Choi Minhwan, the youngest member who"s always hidden behind his drums asked "I"m a little far away from you guys. Can you see me?" Band leader, Choi Jonghoon (guitarkeyboard), who just celebrated his birthday the day before, probed the crowd "It"s time to go crazy! Are you ready?"

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

With this self-introduction, the 5 members continued with more of their hits including "Memory" - composed and written by Hongki, about a man who had just lost his lover. After urging the crowd to catch a Falling Star, the band"s spokesperson held a one-way chat session with the fans through the help of an interpreter. Hongki professed to be having lots of fun as the crowd was different and hotter compared to 2 years ago, when they last came. "Immediately after this concert, I"m flying off tonight for my drama filming. My director asked me to save my voice but seeing the strong support from you guys, I"m not going to care as I want to scream! It"s OK if I get scolding from my director" warming the hearts of all who were present at this wonderful concert.

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

The next segment was a welcomed change - Hongki together with Jaejin and Minhwan sat on the steps while all 5 members sang an acoustic "I Confess" accompanied by guitar strumming from Jonghoon and Seunghyun. Fans were raising and swaying yellow hand banners when "Always with you" was being performed. Jonghoon displayed his keyboard skills, especially with the prolonged piano intro of "Severely", before Hongki joined in with his soulful rendition of the hit single that earned F.T. Island the Bonsang at the 2013 Golden Disk Awards.

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

After the concert returned to its upbeat tempo, the visibly tired lead singer repeatedly proclaimed that he was getting old. His stamina now, as a 26-year old (actually he"s only 25 in Korean age) has greatly deteriorated compared to when he first debuted at 18. However, when the fans sounded concerned as he brought up his recent injury as a possible cause for his tiredness, he immediately responded in English "I"m fine now, don"t worry", along with an innocent look.

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

Hongki earnestly proclaimed that the next set of songs was "something that we really want to showcase. These songs are really cool although you might not be familiar with them. I hope that you will like and enjoy our music". It"s a clear indication that the band"s preferred musical path is directed towards strong traditional rock. Unlike their usual Kpop fare, these tracks featured heavy metal base with strong vocals and lyrics, "Revolution" even ended with a rock-hard jamming session. The maturity found in their music is proof that these 5 lads have indeed come a long way. There is no dispute that this series of FTHX live concerts further solidifies F.T. Island"s rock band status!

FTHX Singapore Proves That F.T. Island, Undoubtedly One Of Korea’s Leading Rock Band!

To end the concert, the band performed their debut song "Love Sick" before leaving the stage while the fans sang Happy Birthday song for Jonghoon. F.T. Island soon returned to the stage where Hongki asked fans who were watching F.T. Island live for the first time if they will attend their future concerts before announcing "we"ll have a new album soon, I hope you guys will like our new songs as we"ve put in a lot of effort. This is gonna be the last encore, let"s dance and go crazy OK?" ending the amazing night with the whole audience dancing on their feet. 

Concert Setlist

1. Flower Rock

2. Let it go

3. Wanna go

4. Hello Hello

5. Memory

6. Paper Plane

7. Falling Star

8. I Confess

9. Always with you

10. Madly

11. Severely

12. Theory of Happiness

13. Time to

14. Top Secret

15. Freedom

16. Beloved

17. Black Chocolate

18. Revolution

19. Love Sick

Encore

20. I Wish

21. I Hope

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Dal Shabet Faces Heat For 'Be Ambitious': Man Of Korea Drops Suit, Band Still Under Fire For Lyrics, Choreography

Dal Shabet Faces Heat For 'Be Ambitious': Man Of Korea Drops Suit, Band Still Under Fire For Lyrics, Choreography

Dal Shabet, Be Ambitious

Dal Shabet Faces Heat For 'Be Ambitious': Man Of Korea Drops Suit, Band Still Under Fire For Lyrics, Choreography South Korean girl group Dal Shabet is facing blowback from just about every aspect of their new music video Be Ambitious.Dal Shabet Faces Heat For 'Be Ambitious': Man Of Korea Drops Suit, Band Still Under Fire For Lyrics, Choreography South Korean girl group Dal Shabet is facing blowback from just about every aspect of their new music video Be Ambitious.Maybe they shouldn't have been so ambitious.

South Korean girl group Dal Shabet is facing blowback from just about every aspect of their new music video "Be Ambitious."

The lyrics, choreography even the portrayal of soldiers in the clip have all created problems for the group, according to the website allkpop.

But the six members of Dal Shabet have finally caught a break from the onslaught of controversy, that has included Seoul Broadcasting System banning the original lyrics to "Be Ambitious" and the group's live dance moves to the song getting changed for being too sexy.

On Thursday, the male rights group Men Of Korea withdrew an injunction it had filed in Seoul Central District Court last month to ban the video for "Be Ambitious"

According to a representative from Dal Shabet's record label Happy Face Entertainment, the problem was resolved through an open discussion with the organization.

"Unlike the Man of Korea claim, there was no intention to depreciate the image of soldiers whatsoever," said the Happy Face Entertainment rep.

"So we cleared up the misunderstanding through negotiation and peacefully came to an agreement. And we promised to perform at the military camp for the troops in early August."

The Happy face rep praised the organization's members and one of the members of the band for being willing to engage in an open dialog.

"We thank the representatives of Happy Face Entertainment who talked to us with an open mind and Dal Shabet's Woohee who humbly reached out to us."

In their original injunction suit, Man of Korea charged that the opening scene in the "Be Ambitious" video which shows the band members in the front row of a movie theater, cracking up while an army film plays on the screen, was disrespectful to the national armed services.

"The music video for 'Be Ambitious' contains scenes that depreciate the 600,000 soldiers that are working hard in their enlistment," the suit charged.

"In the beginning of the video, young women are sitting in a cool theater and they point and laugh at soldiers who are getting training. Their laughing at the men receiving training to protect the country depreciates the image of the soldiers."

Last week, a Happy Face spokesperson said the whole problem was one of interpretation.

"You can view the ['Be Ambitious' music video] in many different ways," the spokesperson said.

"We had none of the intention that Man of Korea has claimed. We're disappointed that it was interpreted in such a manner."

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Choi Min Soo to Tour Korea as the Member of His Own Shaman Rock Band

Choi Min Soo to Tour Korea as the Member of His Own Shaman Rock Band

Choi Min Soo will be drawing musicians from major and indie settings to join in his own rock band 36.5.

Choi Min Soo to Tour Korea as the Member of His Own Shaman Rock Band

A source close to Choi Min Soo told enews on April 2, "Choi Min Soo founded the band 36.5, drawing members through his old friendship with many musicians. The band will sing of the blues of life in the new genre of ′shaman rock′, which brings together shamanism and rock."

Choi Min Soo will act as the vocalist, while guitars will be taken over by Seo Sang Eun, bass by Im Seon, drums by Kwon Hyuk Jae and keyboards by Jun Baek.

From June 29-30, 36.5 will perform in Seoul, then launch its national tour to travel through Korea.

The band Jindallae, which is known for its interpretations of analog music from Korea′s 60s and 70s, as well as Ho, former leader of the dance group Fanclub that used to hold singer Rain, will be joining 36.5 in its national tour.

36.5 will also appear on the April 8 broadcast of Mnet′s Yoon Do Hyun′s Must.

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After School's UEE and NU'EST transform into a rock band for fashion magazine, "W Korea"

After School's UEE and NU'EST transform into a rock band for fashion magazine, "W Korea"

After Schools UEE and NUEST transform into a rock band for fashion magazine, W KoreaAfter School's UEE and NU'EST's Minhyun and Ren has transformed into a rock band. The labelmates's pictorial for the fashion magazine "W Korea" was unveiled, revealing their colorful, rock band concept.

Earlier this year, UEE won "Best New Drama Actress" at the "48th Baeksang Art Awards" for her role in the KBS drama "Ojakgyo Family." After ending After School's promotions for their recent single ("Flashback"), UEE has been busy being the MC for KBS "Music Bank."

Despite her busy schedule, UEE took the time to partake in this pictorial with her juniors, revealing a hot new look at the same time.

Taking on a dark, smokey look, UEE showcases a powerful, funky and sexy concept that is unlike her usual innocent looks. NU'EST's Minhyun and Ren have also gone a transformation and can barely be recognizable with their new colored hair and colorful rock band costumes.

It was reported that the members of NU'EST were very nervous, but prior to the photo shoot, senior artist UEE kindly lead them.

The intense and charming pictorial of UEE, Minhyun and Ren can be found in the September edition of "W Korea."

After Schools UEE and NUEST transform into a rock band for fashion magazine, W Korea

After Schools UEE and NUEST transform into a rock band for fashion magazine, W Korea

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  Unofficial Chat with Korea’s Rock Band, Galaxy Express

Unofficial Chat with Korea’s Rock Band, Galaxy Express

Interviewing Galaxy Express over Skype in Konglish reminded me of Seoulbeats Epik High interview at a Verizon parking lot a couple of years ago.  Both interviews were held under non-ideal circumstances, yet the respective groups did not disappoint in conveying their true thoughts about their current situation, music and future plans.

Unofficial Chat with Koreas Rock Band, Galaxy Express Similar to Epik Highs Tablo, vocalist Park Jong-hyun was the most talkative during the interview, answering most of the questions and nicely packaging what the other two members, Lee Ju-hyun and Kim Hee-kwon expressed.  Despite Jong-hyun taking the lead during interviews, the friendly dynamic among the members were hard to ignore.  In fact, bassist Lee Ju-hyun was busy making faces at the camera during the interview while drummer Hee-kwon was constantly leaving the room to light his next cigarette.  Some may perceive this as rude or inconsiderate, but I found it hilarious and somewhat endearing because they were just being themselves.

For those of you who are wondering, their name Galaxy Express was not inspired by the Japanese manga, Galaxy Express 999.  In fact, they came up with the name right before their first performance in haste.  They already had the concept of galaxy/planet/earth in mind, and they were looking for a second word, and the word express came to mind, hence the name Galaxy Express.  After their first performance, they googled their name, only to encounter the Japanese manga.  Ironically, the three actually grew up reading the manga, but only knew of the manga as the Korean name (은하철도 999).   Ah, the side-effects of localization.

Just like any other indie bands around the world, Galaxy Express also faced their fair share of hardships; familial disapproval of their career choice, having to work multiple jobs to pay the bills, etc., etc.  However all of that started to change in 2009, after they won  Album of the Year at the Korean Music Awards for their debut album Noise on Fire.  Starting in 2010, they were able to obtain enough sponsors to just focus on their music, which they considered to be their greatest blessing thus far.

Unofficial Chat with Koreas Rock Band, Galaxy Express

When probed about their musical process, Galaxy Express members informed me that there was no set process to their creative development.  Some of their songs are collaborative, for they often produce the songs during their practices and find the sound that best expresses their idea, yet some of their songs are individual projects, where each member comes to the group with the idea with an almost completed song and the members work together to put the final touches to it.  What was I thinking, asking a rock band to describe their creative procedure!

However, it was interesting to see them take a step back and recall how they made their music, which was a stark contrast to some of the idol interviews that Ive participated in.  For various reasons, a lot of idols are on auto-pilot during interviews and often times carefully express the most generic or acceptable answers prepared by their management.

On to the topic of idols, these rockers did not care for the idols that are leading the hallyu wave.  In fact, they seemed a bit annoyed that the mainstream media and the international fans only seem to care about these idols, which seemed liked a slightly misinformed perception.  At least based on my observations, current idols are what introduces a lot of new fans into K-pop and slowly, with time, these new fans branch out to indie artists.   On a lighter note, drummer Hee-kwon doesnt watch TV nor listen to the radiohe only goes on line because he can choose what he sees and listens.

These three like-minded rockers are headed to Texas next month to perform at SXSW 2012 and the Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival from March 925 in the USA.  If you intend to go to SXSW, make sure to check these folks out and tweet them at their handle, @GalaxyExpressKR.

Recommended Galaxy Express Tracks:

1) Jungle the Black

2) Give Me Water

3) I Want the Real Truth

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SNSD is One of Korea’s Power Band- Tyler Brl

SNSD is One of Korea’s Power Band- Tyler Brl

SNSD is One of Koreas Power Band- Tyler Brûlé Awhile back, we had reported that Tyler Brûlé thought SNSD was one of Koreas potential exports. For those of you who dont know him, he is the editor in chief of  global culture style magazine Monocle. On an interview on Bloomberg TV recently, Brûlé stated that Kpop is Korea Republic’s most effective and powerful weapon”.He goes on to say, “Samsung, Hyundai and LG are the brandnames of Korea Republic’s largest exports but now, what actually appealto most people are Korea’s power brands such as BoA, SNSD, Epik High, Super Junior and other Kpop singers”.

Its one thing for a company like Samsung or LG to be recognized as one of Koreas top exports but its another thing when Kpop music is considered an important image to Korean culture. It shows just how great of a reputation their music industry has in the eyes of the rest of the world.

SNSD is One of Koreas Power Band- Tyler Brûlé

Brûlé then says, As we progress into the digital era, Kpop has been reaching out to fans around the world through YouTube. The interview ended with videos of what fans do best, parodies and covers (of the Wonder Girls).

Heres the actual clip:

uploaded by coverbase

source; fanwonder.com , Nate.com/Money Today

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Photoshopping little one  pictures of INFINITE’s Hoya becomes viral sensation in Korea

Photoshopping little one pictures of INFINITE’s Hoya becomes viral sensation in Korea

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEditing toddlerpictures of INFINITEHoya into hilarious scenes has change intorather of a viral sensation in Korea, with many lovers jumping in at the hilarious trend. 

After seeing old youngster photos of Hoya in appealing and original poses, inventive fans made up our minds to edit the little Hoya into contemporaryphotographs of the Limitless members, growing hilarious and unusual situations. With some actuallydifficult to understandeffectsequivalent to baby Hoya riding a dog at the sea coast and baby Hoya joining in on a huddle between the members, the craze has reallywasa favourite among web communities.

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