If you want to catch all four Korean bands in Brighton, your sensible plan is to visit Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL, on Saturday 19 May from 12:15 mid-day till 3:45pm – though they all separately have other gigs too.
The Great Escape
3rd Line Butterfly
PATTERNS 12:15pm Saturday | THE WALRUS 10:15pm Saturday
Introspective post-modern rock striped with moody guitars and smoky vocals, 3rd Line Butterfly is a trio that sublimely soars with velvety sounds from the Korean underground. This legendary Korean rock band have excelled in the art of reinventing themselves every time they release something. What’s particularly thrilling about the band’s evolution is that you can hear their pure joy of discovery and risk-taking in each of their new releases. They won numerous awards including Album of the Year 2013 and their new album were nominated for Best modern rock album of the year 2018 at Korean Music Awards.
KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR 1:30am Friday | PATTERNS 3:15pm Saturday
ADOY’s music draws images that are dreamy, upbeat, and intuitive – Summer, sea waves, surfing, running, night walks, cold beer, cigarette, good chat with friends, etc. Beneath this surface, deeper images – dreams, reminiscence, future, loneliness – blend in.
With their first EP, [CATNIP] (2017), receiving acclaims for its well-polished and distinctive sounds, ADOY has been performing on major stages including Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, EBS Space, and NAVER Onstage. Currently, ADOY is working their way for their second EP, which will be released in May 2018.
VOLKS 7:00pm Friday | PATTERNS 1:15pm Saturday
Billy Carter started in 2011 by Jiwon Kim (Vocalist) and Jina Kim (Guitarist) and took its current rock trio form when Hyunjoon Lee (Drummer) was added on the band in 2014. Soon after, Billy Carter released their first untitled EP, commonly called “The Red,” and in 2016, released their second untitled EP, an acoustic album referred to as “The Yellow,” and their first full length album, “Here I Am. Since then, they have toured heavily throughout South Korea, with appearances on TV shows and music festivals, and completed their first EU tour, which included Primavera Pro. December 2017, They released two EPs which are filled with powerful, dark, and beautiful songs that address some of the most difficult and intimate experiences of life: finding closure in life as death approaches, an end which leads to a new beginning, hope that gives great agony and despair but can also bring sweet relief, Billy Carter uses these stories like a double-edged sword in the eight songs of the two EPs.
Say Sue Me
HORATIOS 8:00pm Thursday | PATTERNS 2:15pm Saturday
Say Sue Me are a surf-inspired indie rock quartet from Busan, South Korea. Friends since 5th grade Jae Young (Bass) and Kim Byungkyu (guitar) were introduced to drummer kang Semin and then they heard Sumi’s speaking voice in a cafe and decided she should be the singer. Sumi Choi turned out to be a natural at songwriting. The bands practice room is located in five minutes on foot from Gwangalli Beach in Busan but it’s their love of 60’s surf (The Ventures/Dick Dale) that adds a lust for the aquatic to their sound, tethered with a healthy dose of 90’s US indie rock/pop melancholy (Seam, Yo La Tengo, Pavement).