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Hyukoh – An Upcoming Korean Indie Rock Band That You Really Can’t Miss

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Four-man indie rock band Hyukoh, consisting of members Hyuk Oh (lead vocals, guitar), Dong Geon IM (Bass), In Woo Lee (Drums) and Hyun Jae Lim (Guitar), is causing a sensation in the Korean indie scene, thanks to an unique blend of alluring vocals and resonant music. Any attempt to assign this band into a particular genre would result in something like “alternative neo-soul indie rock”, but what characterises Hyukoh’s sound is a rather new brand of music altogether, strange and yet somehow familiar. With all members born in the same year 1993, this young band has infused everything from music and videos, to performances and even fashion. After the release of debut EP 20 in 2014, Hyukoh rapidly developed a cult following by word of mouth alone. Since then, they have opened for major international bands, such as Mac DeMarco and Erlend Ø ye, while selling out a string of concert venues and festivals. They are currently working flat-out on their debut full album, due for release with this year.

 

Reviews

It’s surely no exaggeration to say that these four 23-year-olds’ cover art, which cries out to be posted on Instagram, their music videos, their free style, reminiscent of something between 1990s and skateboarder looks, and above all their lyrics, which speak straight to today’s youth, have made them the band for the new generation.

“Now: hyukoh,” Harper’s Bazaar Korea

 

This is a band that knows how produce a sophisticated sound that belies its lack of experience, while frankly displaying the naivety that comes with its youth at the same time.

“Hyukoh: A remarkably normal band,” W Korea

 

Hyukoh’s members, with its flower-picking vocalist, dog-loving guitarist and drummer, and former lamb kebab aficionado bassist, say they plan to keep on making music together for a long time.

— “The story of band hyukoh,” Nylon Korea

 

Hyukoh is living proof of the youth of groundless existence, neither positive nor negative, itself.

“OnStage,” Naver

 

Hyukoh-esque’ has come to define a certain kind of lazy, listless mood, gaining the band a considerable following in a very short time.

New Day Rising: hyukoh,Found Magazine

 

Discography

2015 22 [EP]

2015  Panda Bear [Single]

2014  20 [EP]

 

Projects

2015  Lucky You! [EP] – collaborative album with hip hop producer Primary

2015  Bushwick [Single] – featured in R&B artist Mayson The Soul’s LP ‘Photography’

 

 

Performances & Festivals

2015 Ansan M Valley Rock Festival – scheduled to perform in July

2015 Rainbow Island Festival (Gyeonggi-do KOR)

2015 Seoul Jazz Festival (Seoul KOR)

2015 Opening act for Erlend Ø ye (Seoul KOR)

2015 Live Club Day (Seoul KOR)

2015 Opening act for How to Dress Well (Seoul KOR)

2015 Opening act for Mac DeMarco (Seoul KOR)

2014 Finale act for The Tokyo Art Book Fair (Tohoku JPN)

 

Music Videos

Wi Ing Wi Ing

 

Panda Bear

 

 

Comes And Goes

 

Hooka

 

Gondry

Live Performances – Naver OnStage

Live and Direct

 

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Brought to you by Duruduru Artist Management Company

 

 

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