This week, we’re taking you across the world as part of our Four on the Floor series with some SXSW 2014 artists hailing all the way fromSeoul, South Korea. A mix of SXSW veterans and newcomers, these guys are a testament to the thriving electro-pop, rock and indie scenes in this beautiful modern city.Stay tuned for four more artists to rock your Seoul this coming Thursday.
YB is South Korea’s most popular rock band, with leader Yoon Do Hyun known as a legend in his own right. As the first Korean band invited to SXSW in 2007, YB have paved the way for other artists from the region.
RIYL: Muse, Jimmy Eat World, 30 Seconds To Mars
Funky, fresh and irresistibly upbeat, Glen Check is gaining momentum as one of Korea’s top electro-pop bands. The trio holds a unique place in the scene by creating live performances that are as visually stunning as they are danceable.
RIYL: Cut Copy, Daft Punk, VHS or Beta
This band tore it up so much at SXSW 2011 that they literally blew a fuse. With their electrifying on-stage performances, soaring vocals, and mind-blowing electric guitar solos, Galaxy Express is refreshingly straight up, no-holds-barred, in your face rock ‘n’ roll.
RIYL: MC5, The Stooges, The Ramones
They may draw from the sound of alt and punk rock from the 90’s, but with a modernized electronic production and lead singer Annie’s powerful, yet girly voice, Love X Stereo has a sound that’s all their own.
RIYL: Cults, Garbage, Phantogram
Keep up with the list of showcasing artists here.
Photo credits: YB photo courtesy of the artist
Glen Check photo by Soundholic
Galaxy Express photo courtesy of the artist
Love X Stereo photo courtesy of the artist