@JAMMINJAVAMEI’S Q&A WITH LOVE X STEREO
Love X Stereo is a band from South Korea. They’re here Monday night! All advance tickets will be entered into a lottery to win a signed CD, and free dropcards from Love X Stereo!Where and when was your first show?
Our first show was at club Jammers in Hongdae area on December, 2011. Hongdae area is where you can meet all the emerging rock bands, indie bands in Korea, and Jammers is one of the first clubs that started the indie scene in the late 90s. We were doing regular gigs there back then, but we tried to get out of our comfort zone and try other places. The most memorable place was Kunsthalle, located in Gangnam area. That venue was and still is very hip and very interesting. We met really cool people there, non-Koreans especially, and we figured out that our music could go worldwide from there.
What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?
Our music is very much influenced by the 90s. Alternative, grunge, punk, techno, electro etc. We also like synth pop from the 80s, psychedelic music from the 70s.
Bands: New Order, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Flaming Lips, The Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Massive Attack, Alice in Chains, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, Bad Religion, Ramones, U2, Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Apollo440, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead.
What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?
This North American tour is our first tour ever. Everything is so memorable. Especially preparing an overseas tour all by ourselves is extremely hard and memorable. We will never forget this experience. We found out that a lot of people enjoy our music, want to engage with us, and willing to help us. We met so many great people out there. We really thank you all!
Favorite Food: Hamburger (when we are still in Korea.)
Bet we’ll cry for Korean food when we’re at The States.
Favorite Drink: Erdinger Weissbier
If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?
Annie: Scarlett Johansson
Sol: Jim Carrey
Toby: Joseph Gordon Levitt
Kyoseon (our session drummer answered this one, lol): Jung Woosung – famous Korean actor
Sorry for the honesty, but it’s our true fantasy. hah!
What two words would best describe your music? Mystical, Grand