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Juck Juck Grunzie to play the Windmill Brixton

The Windmill seems to be turning into a regular venue for Korean bands passing through London looking for a gig:

JUCK JUCK GRUNZIE + Meatraffle + Primordial Soup

30 June 2015, 8pm
Windmill Brixton | 22 Blenheim Gardens | London SW2 5BZ |
Book Tickets (£5 + £1 service charge)

Crazed, sleazy psych-noise-postpunk girl-boy quartet from Korea playing a post-Glastonbury party! naturally we’ve teamed them up with some of south London’s own left fielders!
적적해서 그런지 (JuckJuck GRUNZIE) | Meatraffle | Primordial Soup

Juck Juck Grunzie
Juck Juck Grunzie (Image source: Korea Gig Guide)

Some words about the Juck Juck GRUNZIE girls (and boy):

“This is a band that I’ve hoped and prayed would someday exist — four (now three with the addition of a guy drummer, but still) bitches in fishnets and leather jackets who birth Le Tigre post-punk fed through a Nirvana machine.” – MTV Iggy

Juck Juck Grunzie is a psychedelic noise-rock band from Seoul, South Korea. Marrying irregular rhythms and chaotic soundscapes, Juck Juck Grunzie’s music explores the boundaries between dreams and nightmares to create something dark, mysterious, and hauntingly beautiful.

Originally formed as an all-girl post-punk outfit, the quartet made their debut in Seoul’s underground scene in 2007 at a Nirvana tribute show. Playing a cover of “Hairspray Queen” in nothing but their underwear, Juck Juck Grunzie quickly attracted attention in the alternative scene in traditionally conservative South Korea. Over the next three years, the band made a name for themselves by performing abrasive post-punk and noise rock songs while dressed in everything from soccer uniforms to pajamas.

After the addition of bassist Hyojeong Shim, in May 2011 Juck Juck Grunzie recorded their first EP, “Soundchecking.” The EP was recorded in one take at a live indie club in Seoul. The songs on the EP, as well as the recording process, reflect the punk-ethos which had guided the band up until that time. In April 2013, the act embarked on their first international tour, traveling to Taiwan to play at the Spring Scream Festival. And that summer they also appeared at Seoul’s large-scale City Break Festival.

In November 2013, the band released their first full-length album “Psycho.” An anticipated affair, the offering highlighted the band’s progression from its post-punk roots into noisier and more psychedelic sonic terrains. In summer 2014, Juck Juck Grunzie was featured as one of the central subjects of Vans’ “Off the Wall” documentary series about South Korea’s indie scene. In December 2014, drummer Kyunghyun Lee joined the group.

Together with Kyunghyun, the group is working to push their music in new and imaginative directions.In June 2015, Juck Juck Grunzie will tour in Europe for the first time. Included in their itinerary will be a stop at the world-renowned Glastonbury Festival.


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