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Three Korean underground bands come to Kensington

Korean Underground

After last year’s Hyundai Card tour by four Korean rock bands, this year we have several more coming to England. In London we have Dead Buttons, asian chairshot and Patients performing at AAA on Friday 9 May; on Saturday 10 May Dead Buttons and Patients return to perform at the Astbury Castle in Peckham; while Asian Chairshot plays the Pipeline Bar near Algate on Monday 12 May. Hugh Keice and Peterpan Complex will be playing at the KCC on 6 May.

The three bands plus Hellivision, Peterpan Complex and Hugh Keice, are playing at Liverpool Sound City the previous weekend, 1-3 May, but sadly Hellivision will not be coming to London. Dead Buttons and Patients will also be performing in Bristol and Southampton (the Hatchet Inn, 7 May, and Unit Club, 8 May), while Asian Chairshot has dates in Sheffield, Chester, Salford and Bristol.

Dead Buttons
(Garage rock / blues / country)

Dead Buttons

Dead Buttons are one of Seoul’s top new bands. They released their first EP, Whoever You Are, in February to much acclaim. The band are touring internationally.

Dead Buttons has been interviewed in Koreaindie | Korea Gig Guide | Relawan Konser | Korean Class Massive

asian chairshot 아시안체어샷
(Psychedelic Garage)

Asian Chairshot

Asian Chairshot formed in 2011. They were nominated for “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Song” at the 2014 Korean Music Awards. The band release a new album this spring produced by Smashing Pumpkins’ guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Asian Chairshot has been interviewed in ATK Magazine | Koreanindie | Doindie | Relawan Konser | Korean Class Massive

PATiENTS (페이션츠)


Patients have played a leading role in Seoul’s underground scene since the mid-2000s. In 2011, the band were invited to participate in the Hello Rookie finals, a competition created to highlight Korea’s best up-and-coming bands. They have played at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, which is one of Korea’s largest summer festivals, and they have toured internationally.

Patients has been interviewed in ATK Magazine

2 thoughts on “Three Korean underground bands come to Kensington

  1. This is pretty much the post I was gonna start the day by writing myself 🙂 So exciting with these bands coming over to Europe! Just wish I could travel to see them myself.

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