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!

  1. I love coming back to this video every so often and watching it. Definitely my favorite video on YouTube. :3

  2. Wow! Ok, I’ve got to admit, I’m soo jealous!! :D Thanks for promoting Alex!! He is one of my all time favorite singers (along with Clazziquai) I love your videos, they make my days!  And you guys love Nell and Epik high too?? :D They are also my favorite bands! :D  You guys rock :D

  3. You guys should listen to Ra. D! He’s pretty amazing. Oh and BAY. 

  4. Augh!! I’m so sad I can’t use twitter here in France I really wish I could enter this contest :(

  5. Hi, you should listen to Loveholic, it sounds similar to Alex’s solo work and actually they’ve done collaborations together so, here is one song from them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmQGaGX1eWc .The vocalist Jisun has an amazing voice *-*

  6. ALEX~ i love this man, so crazy talented. http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/alex-just-like-me/

  7. OMG Aleeex i really love him. What a beautiful voice, really charming.
    And sometimes when i listen any song of him, my tears appears from my eyes!

  8. I LOVE Alex!!! I had the hardest time getting his solo album when it first came out. I’m glad you all enjoy Alex and Clazziquai, too.

    • Btw, “깍지껴요” from My Vintage Romance was the first song I learned in Korean. It has a smooth sound and a catchy melody. Old school, but still modern. I’m definitely a fan!

  9. I’m new to this awesome website, and I’m absolutely un-familiar with kPop music to be honest. I’m more in tune with music from the United States. However, I’ll give kPop a try! Thanks for listing the list of kPop musicians! Holla!

  10. I’m fell in love with Clazziquai thanks to you guys. ^_^  Their songs are so calm and whimsical~♥ *o*  I swear, Clazziquai dropped out of God’s iPod!  XD

  11. Omg no conocía a esta persona, pero ahora me gusta mucho cómo canta. ^^

  12. don’t forget MATE!! I can’t get enough of their music…. especially love their song Dly To The Sky ^^

  13. I like Kpop, but I really love you so much indie music, missed appoint Handsome People, I personally love handsome people!

  14. First time commenter but I’ve watched a lot of your videos :L
    You guys are like my idols man!
    And Simon…your pronunciations of B2ST and B1A4…
    Betoost and Bilasa? lol Genius :L
    Everytime I see B2ST I can’t help but to call them Betoost :L
    Hope more amazing things happen to amazing people like you :D

    And I’ve listened to those bands for like the first time and I just want to say THAK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! For revolutionizing my life :L

  15. I love all the bands you listed, especially W&Whale, Epik High and of course Clazziquai. <3

  16. You’re some pretty lucky people :) I’m glad to follow your blog! (And twitter, and tumblr, and facebook…what? ^^) 

    Anyway, I LOVE EPIK HIGH and Drunken Tiger and… well. Yeah, Korean indie bands are where it’s at, yo! 

  17. I havent even watched the video yet and all I have to say is DARA HAIR!!!!! :D

  18. You guys should listen to Winterplay if you haven’t yet! They’re also signed on Fluxus but I think they’re less popular than Clazziquai, although they also make awesome music. Here’s my favourite song by them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27zM2ycRles

  19. Im quite surprised 10cm is not on the list!!!!.. they’re a great duo.. guys check them out!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk5qkODQ_vY <3-<3

  20. Alex is my love with JongWan of Nell and of course Epik High’s Tablo  ♥
    Alex so cute and his album is absolutely amazing!! lucky guys ;_;

  21. All the indie bands you mentioned are amazing! Fluxus has some of the best artists I know, including Bye Bye Sea, Urban Zakapa, and Handsome People. Standing Egg, Fanny Fink, TheThe Band, 10cm, Mate, Neon Bunny, A-Mi, Yoari… there are so many amazing indie artists out there!

  22. Oh, I’m a big fan of him and Clazziquai! I’ve been listening his first solo album for a long time. I want  the Alex’s album but I’m still reticent about open a twitter account ¬¬.
    You’re right about fluxus music, their artist are great, I also recomend Bye Bye Sea, Handsome people (wich is a new band but i like their style) and Winterplay, is more jazzy but totally amazing. Vodka Rain and Mad Soul Child are another great indie bands. 
    There’s a crazy girl  (well she’s a singer lol) that I heard once with an experimental sound and I like her music but I don’t know her name. If anyone knows or has an idea of who i’m talking about please tell me haha

  23. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!! thanks to this post I found a song I have been looking for a long time(the one form the Nell link!!!) I loved this song when I listened to it for the first time, but I did not know the artist name, or the song name, but now thanks to you I found them, and I also havent listened to clazziquai never before, and now I really like them, thanks thanks

    btw, I am an E.L.F., and I usually listen to the idol bands that are really famous, but I have to say that this music is really really really great, thanks for sharing the links

  24. Martina!!!!! How did you put your hair up like that? It’s so cute!

  25. I quite like their music… too bad I’m usually broke…

  26. I don’t think you can classify Drunken Tiger and Epik High as Indie- They are pretty much mainstream from the beginning. Aside from that, good artists.

    I’d recommend a few
    Indie bands-

    House Rulez : House music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmfB68ZzPXM어어부 프로젝트 (Uhuhbu Project) : Experimental rock

    브로콜리 너마저 (Even you, Brocoli)

    두번째 달 (Second Moon)

    Crash : Thrash metal

    Crash has been around 20 years, so it may not be appropriate to call them ‘indie’ but you don’t get to see them on TV.

    And bands/artists that are somewhere between indie and mainstream.

    장재인 (Jang Jae In)

    장기하와 얼굴들 (Jang Gi Ha and the Faces)

    이상은 (Lee Sang Eun, also known as Leetszche)

  27. omg you linked Nell ~screams~ they are my favorite korean band!! :D
    oo i’ll have to check out some of the other ones people are recommending here :3

  28. I love that you guys are doing this! :D Clazziquai is one of my favorite Korean bands.
    And I’ve gotta say, I love that you linked to a lot of other K-Indie artists! Fluxus is an amazing label. <3 They have so many talented artists.
    If you guys haven't heard them yet, you should totally check out Guckkasten (국카스텐) and 10cm. They're really great! :D Also, The Crack. 너뿐야 and 아이처럼 are really great songs by them. :)

  29. It’s so freaking amazing that you guys are doing  this! Thank You so much! :D

  30. i tweeted about it too! and thank you for the link to Fluxus Music it was the sound of my morning alarm clock ^^), Vodka Rain (check out “첫사랑의 결혼을 듣는 나이” :)) and “Late” by Yellow Monster (the last two are more rock-ish) <3

  31. omg can’t for your star king appearance!!!! you’ll get lots of screen time rite rite :D :D ;D

  32. I’m so excited to see your guys’ Star King debut! And I’m so jealous you got to meet Super Junior! :P

  33. i so wanna get tat album! i luv Clazziquai 2! dey’v gt awesome music style! oso cant w8 4 ur show in star king! XD

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