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Backstage Chat with Alex

July 9, 2011

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As you might know by now (because we mention it in just about every single post that we’re doing lately), we recently had the chance to be on Star King, and many people were excited that we got to meet a bunch of awesome kpop bands. There was, however, someone else on stage with us that we were really hyped to meet and that was Alex, who you might know from Clazziquai.

We’re huge Clazziquai fans. They’re an electronica meets jazz kinda band, and they’re totally awesome. We own a lot of their albums, and listen to them constantly. Our morning alarm clock is even a Clazziquai song! And so, when we knew that we were going to be on stage with Alex we were really excited. We even got a chance afterwards to chat with him backstage and talk a bit about his new album. Woot woot! *fangirls*

Also, because we’re such fans, we decided to help promote his album by doing a bit of a giveaway. We have an extra copy of the album, and we’ll give it away to one random twitter follower next week. Huzzah! All you gotta do if you want to enter is make sure you follow us on Twitter, and retweet this blog post. You can enter up to once per day, for a max of seven entries. We’ll gather them all and pick one lucky person. Huzzah!

Also, be sure to check out the links below to some official (and not official) videos of other Korean indie bands we love. If you’re a fan of a band we haven’t mentioned, let’s spread the love and discuss it in the comments below :D

We’d also recommend that you check out Fluxus Music for more Korean bands that are popular, but less publicized. Yeah!

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  1. I KNOW RIGHT???!!! Finally someone who appreciates the awesomeness of this….. >_<

    5 years ago
  2. You guys should listen to Ra. D! He’s pretty amazing. Oh and BAY. 

    6 years ago
  3. Omg no conocía a esta persona, pero ahora me gusta mucho cómo canta. ^^

    6 years ago
  4. Xin

    Simply awesome!! I’m looking forward to seeing that show! When is it going to be aired?

    6 years ago
  5. tweeted it!!!!

    6 years ago
  6. Tweet it from this page with the Twitter link or venture to your actual twitter page and RT the Tweet in which you tweeted this?

    6 years ago
  7. kaldsjfjsdjfalsjdlsjdjaksldjfaklsjdfklskjdflksjdfkl;sdjfkjsdlkfjdksld

    that is all. ^_^

    6 years ago
  8. /so hyped about this. 
    FFF. I love fluxus, so I’m like.. crazily happy about you guys giving them some attention! :D 
    But uhh, just wondering; would epik high really be considered indie? o __o I don’t mind them being up there though, cause it’s one of my favorite bands anyway… <3 : D

    6 years ago
  9. awesome awesome, i love Clazziquai!

    6 years ago
  10. guys, if you enjoy k-indie, i recommend checking out pastel music as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFUBABiqls

    6 years ago
  11. Peppertones! Definately da best.LOL Have you heard the song that f(x) and Peppertones worked on? Its pretty cool!!

    6 years ago
  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE EPIK HIGH, NELL, ALEX(SOLO), AND CLAZZIQUAI!!!!!! My favorite song is “Love Ends”

    6 years ago
  13. “Guckkasten (국카스텐) – 매니큐어 (Manicure) ” is pretty good > ,.<
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95rHoO53d0Q

    6 years ago
  14. Humming Urban Stereo. Listen to them. Love Them. Shove their addictingly awesome songs in other people’s faces.

    6 years ago
  15. If you’re into “electronica meets rock” thing, try The Koxx & Idiotape.
    The Koxx -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN8RR9ZYcwA
    Idiotape -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnltaB_5qWc

    6 years ago
  16. I made an account with twitter for this (:
    Also you guys like W&Whale? I loved there new music video.

    6 years ago
  17. Epik High one thousand time love…..♥_♥

    6 years ago
  18. *Hopes*

    6 years ago
  19. i love clazziquai!! this is so exciting:D

    http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/alex-just-like-me/

    6 years ago
  20. Ok, am a huge fan of Alex! I liked him when he was in Pasta! And I love his music, favorite korean singer! I can’t wait to listen to his new album! So Excited!!!

    6 years ago
  21. Is Clazziquai good?  How Good?   Is it T.O.P. good?

    6 years ago
  22. Ahh alex’s CD

    6 years ago
  23. I found Nell ever since I discovered a few months ago! Alex, of course, is amazing. <3 Epik High is just epic! But the one band that I think you guys would enjoy is Loveholic. The lead singer, Jisun, is amazing and it really is a shame that she left the group ): You  guys should definitely check out Loveholic's older music. :)

    6 years ago
  24. i’ve been a fan of epik high since like, forever! i love Tablo so much, he’s so inspirational, and such an absolutely mindblowing lyrical genius! also love how w&whale is there, there are good too ^^ one thats not there is Chang Kiha & The Faces, one of my favourites from them is 달이 차오른다, 가자! ALSO 10CM! Seriously one of my favourite bands EVERRRR! such good music from them :)

    6 years ago
  25. ooo! I love Clazziquai and Alex (I’m a long time fan), Epik High (also a long time fan)Tablo, Mithra, DJTukutz fighting!, Drunken Tiger (and his wife Tasha)! I already bought Alex’s CD :) Soooo good!^^

    6 years ago
  26. Winterplay is AWESOME! If you haven’t listened to them you should.

    6 years ago
  27. I absolutley love Drunken Tiger and Epik High! Tablo’s lyrics are genius! Other Korean indie bands I really like are Bye Bye Sea, their song “Starlight Is Falling” is sooooo soothing, and Guckkasten, their song “Manicure” is one of my faves, and there’s an awesome MV for it!

    6 years ago
  28. rj

    Thanks for the links guys.

    6 years ago
  29. OMGOMG. <3
    I love the fact that you included Nell on the list. They are my absolute FAVORITE Korean indie band and I'm glad you know them. They're so talented and their music is just tremendously superb. They totally deserve more love. :D

    6 years ago
  30. Kekekek
    less than three clazziquai~~~

    6 years ago
  31. Nell ~

    6 years ago
  32. try the Jeju Boys! :D
    i love their music and also No Reply 
    i love their songs~

    6 years ago
  33. I loooooove Epik High, Drunken Tiger and Nell! <3 It's so great to know that you love them too :3
    I also like indies like Adult Child and Dear cloud, maybe you should them out ^^

    6 years ago
  34. Thanks so much for promoting these groups <3

    Urban Zakapa, Humming Urban Stereo are awesome groups as well!

    6 years ago
  35. Yay~ Alex <3 Actually I had heard Clazziquai's music occasionally on this radio website called seoul.fm but I never really like searched them up. Then when I watched Smile Again I always wondered who Alex was. Then I saw him on Music Bank later and was like OMG HE'S A SINGER. -major facepalm- I really like his voice and he is very good looking =w= Plus he just seems like a really pleasant and nice guy to be around ^^

    6 years ago
  36. ALEX ♥

    6 years ago
  37. May I say, can you promote Yozoh or Neon Bunny? Their voices are amazing!

    6 years ago
  38. Glad to see you guys promoting Fluxus etc
    Awesome work guys ^^

    6 years ago
  39. Clazziquai is the first Korean group I liked.  Alex’s voice is just so calming to me.  Whenever I’m about to murder my 9 year old daughter, all I have to do is start playing his songs and I’m instantly calmed down. 

    6 years ago
  40. Alex! <3 :)

    6 years ago
  41. Also Horan is also in another group called Ibadi.AB avenue is great too Really Korea has a lt of great indie bands and singers it is just sometimes so completely overshadowed by kpop. Not that it is a bad thing just that its a shame that great talented groups don’t get the attention they deserve. 

    6 years ago
  42. One Way is cool, check em out ^^
    http://youtu.be/EfUUgsioXyU

    6 years ago
  43. LOLS i remember when Alex was on WGM and Super Junior came to help babysit it was soo funny, they woke up the babies and eunhyuk had to bounce in order to keep the baby from crying it was adorable <3

    6 years ago
  44. awww not fair! lucky twitter peeps. XD 

    6 years ago
  45. I love clazziquai so much!!! horan and alex are like a boss (lazy sunday morning is one of my favorite songs) :) also love w&whale  drunken tiger and epik high :D 

    6 years ago
  46. Alex!!! I missed him in We Got Married.  You guys are lucky to go around and meet funny, nice, and awesome celebrities in Korea. I must go one day :D

    6 years ago
  47. So, are all the celebrities you meet so funny, awesome, cool, down to Earth? That’s just so cool. I’m going to have to write down all the bands people are recommending and try it.

    6 years ago
  48. I really admire you guys way too much but the fact that the two of you like Clazziquai too, is just mindblowing to me. (I honestly thought that you just listen to “mainstream”)
    Have you heard of Casker, Humming Urban Stereo or House Rulez? Casker is very similar to Clazziquai in their style but they do have differences :3

    6 years ago
  49. Thank you for introducing me to Alex’s amazing voice. I fairly new to Korean music, finding I love U-Kiss and SS501 the most, and while I’m loving K-Pop my music genre of choice is indie music. Thank you for your awesome suggestions, I’m really enjoying Clazziquai, Alex, Nell, Epik High and Drunken Tiger. You have really helped me find the type of music I truly love :)

    6 years ago
  50. EPIK HIGHHHHHH!!!!!

    6 years ago
  51. I looooooooooooooove Clazziquai ♥ They are so unique. I haven’t heard anything like them. Their music is so catchy and a bit sexy. Makes me feel happier. It’s my favorite band along with Tokyo Jihen.
    Since you are huge fans… which is your favorite Clazziquai Song? Haven’t thought about making a Clazziquai music Monday???

    I found “Eat Your Kimchi” three weeks ago and I’ve fallen in love with your channel. I don’t miss a single video and I’m trying to catch up with the old ones.
    Greetings from Lima-Peru

    My english is five of…?

    6 years ago
  52. Okay, what I’m about to say may sound really weird, but bare with me!

    I’m a huge Alex fan, and Clazziquai fan in general. When other people have been spazzing about their favorite idols, I’ve always been supporting them. They were the first Korean group I fell in love with, and Alex’s solo work led me to them. Without going into complete detail about it, his solo work and his Clazziquai work has really gotten me through a lot. I know I’ll never be able to completely repay him, but I do my best by telling more people about him and giving his international fans more resources so they can become even bigger fans in the future. He means a lot to me and it’s the least that I can do. So when I heard that you guys were fans, I was really excited. A while later, when I heard you were going to meet him, I was overly excited! Now this came out and I just want to say thank you. Not a lot of international fans know about Clazziquai or Alex and it’s great that you guys would come out with this interview and giveaway to try to promote him. I really hope out of this that maybe someone who doesn’t know of him very well will get his album and they’ll realize just how great he is, and he’ll get another fan, because he really deserves it. So, thank you!

    6 years ago
  53. OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE U KNOW W&WHALE!!! You’re the only people besides my family that knows them :) recently I got into Urban Zakapa, they are also a indie group with a little jazzy feel I guess? So check them out too if you want to!

    6 years ago
  54. Handsome People (핸섬피플) same company as Clazziquai Fluxus Music~!! :DDD

    6 years ago
  55. 브로콜리 너마저 (Broccoli, You Too) and 검정치마 (The Black Skirts) are amazing. :D
    Broccoli, You Too is an acoustic coffee-house indie three-piece, and The Black Skirts is more similar to The Strokes. It used to be three people in the band but now it’s just solo artist Bryan Cho.

    6 years ago
  56. EPIK HIGH :)  also people should check out humming urban stereo

    6 years ago
  57. Man! Epik High and Drunken Tiger are pro! What about Guckkasten?! 8D They’re totally delicious toooooo!

    6 years ago
  58. I love Alex and what I’ve heard by Clazziquai was also really good. I also recommend the band Dear Cloud. They’re one of my favourite Korean bands ever. I also love Loveholic~~ 

    6 years ago
  59. i actually do not really like clazziquai so much cos i am not in favour of very soft ballads unless they are OST songs like can you hear me

    6 years ago
  60. I love Epik high and Drunken tiger,they are amazing! actually Epik High changed my opinion about
    music,especially about hip-hop xD

    6 years ago
  61.  :O COOL!!! i wish i can win it LOL

    6 years ago
  62. I looove Alex & Clazziquai and most of the artists you mentioned…  I think you guys would like Urban Zakapa too, cuz they’re also from Fluxus (maybe you already know them) are amazing!. They have about 4 singers in total and a few instrumental members. Please check them out ;) i’d like to hear what you think of them http://youtu.be/7lf1S4yRQT0 http://youtu.be/ZGReh7eNTUU http://youtu.be/lRhvvOsHfvU

    6 years ago
  63. i love clazziqaui so muchh ! they are awesomee!  you guys should check out Urban Zakapa! they are really good too!

    6 years ago
  64. Until when should we retweet? I love W&Whale, Epik High and Drunken Tiger too. I love Alex’s voice. No Brain and 10cm is one of faves. Try to listen to them. OH! MARTINA. Just in case, try Listening to Big Bang’s Oh My Friend. No Brain was featured there. :) Too bad people only listen to popular ones.

    6 years ago
  65. Fluxus is amazing! Thanks for highlighting them. They have such a unique lineup of bands. Most recently Handsome People. 

    Also, Mate is really good, too!

    6 years ago
  66. Also, Martina’s hair looks very Dara-ish. haha (:

    6 years ago
  67. PIM

    k-indie is amazing. along with hip hop and underground. i looove clazziquai and epik high and quite like nell and gogoparty. however, i prefer more folk (is that what it’s called?) music like bluedawn, tearliner, donawhale, and e z hyoung. you should check those out :P cute acoustics. yozoh is also awesome.

    6 years ago
  68. I LOVE Clazziquai and W&Whale and other Fluxus bands.
    Also you should check out Donawhale. They are also very good :)

    6 years ago
  69. lol i feel like i am WAAAAYYYYYY spamming here XD too many comments by me lol. This is completely off topic but you guys should check out the Cartoonnetwork show The Regular Show if you haven’t. AND! the good thing is, they have it on YOUTUBE! It’s…pretty awesome show. Please check it out! lol I’m in college and I watch this thing like every freaking day. (you should also watch PSYCH. cuz…they shoot the show in Canada but set in Santa Barbara, Ca lol)

    6 years ago
  70. I love Alex too! Especially his role in Smile, Donghae! ;D Hahaha, idk if this you’ll know them but M to M! :) They sing lots of OST’s and i’m not sure if they’re popular in Korea but i don’t think they’re internationally known yet. ): I love all their voices! :D And if you guys watched the show Qualifications of Men on KBS before, a member of M to M, Jinwoo, actually participated in the choir before! :D WOOOO! I love Drunken Tiger too! :D And his wife has an amazing voice. <3 EPIK HIGH! I love their song Umbrella, featuring Younha. :D YAYZ.

    6 years ago
  71. I love you even more just cuz you listen to Clazziquai and on top of it DRUNKEN TIGER (TIGER JK BABI), Epik High, and NELL!! AND EVEN W&WHALE! you …guys are true koreans. TRUE koreans XD. YOURE MORE KOREAN THAN THE KOREAN IDOLS AROUND YOU~~

    6 years ago
  72. love Clazziquai and Alex! <3
    also Nell and Epik High. and lot of Fluxus artists are so good. i'd also recommend Apollo 18, Jaurim, MoT, Adult Child, Guckkasten and Bulnabang Star Sausage Club! :D

    6 years ago
  73. Do you know Standing Egg? They’re pretty nice too! 

    6 years ago
  74. do i have to wait til next week before i can retweet?

    6 years ago
  75. all these bands are so awesome, but it’s bad that they’re so unrated. oh, do you know standing egg? ^^

    6 years ago
  76. Alex reminds me of a french teacher at my school :)

    6 years ago
  77. He looks like Adam Lambert in his album cover.

    6 years ago
  78. have you guys heard of Standing egg?

    6 years ago
    • yy

      Standing egg is AWESOME. I just discovered them recently and they are just fantastic. Everyone should give them a listen! 

      6 years ago
  79. I’m Alex fans too! It so nice that you guys can meet him.. Aww.. 

    6 years ago
  80. I DIDNT KNOW ALEX WAS CANADIAN!!! I like him EVEN MORE!!! CANADIAN POWER!!!!

    6 years ago
  81. Eatyourkimchi ROCK!!!

    6 years ago
  82. i love Clazziquai, Epik High and Nell!! they are really awesome!! and they definitely deserve more recognition!!

    6 years ago
  83. i want it >.<

    6 years ago
  84. Two of my favorite things just came together…;___: ♥

    6 years ago
  85. Martina, just have to tell you that your hair is absofrickinlutely adorable :)

    6 years ago
  86. 8eight & 3rd coast :D

    6 years ago
  87. Ummmm, WOWO! I am so happy you interviewed Alex! I remember watching him on We Got Married and I loved him!

    6 years ago
  88. wow ummm how did u do ur hair?? ^___^

    6 years ago
  89. YAY *-*  I <3 Alex :) his voice is just so soothing xD

    6 years ago
  90. EPIK HIGH IS REALLY REALLY GOOD OK. Now I will check out the rest of the list, might be something for me there :)

    6 years ago
  91. so envy u guys!!!

    6 years ago