Hey guise!

Here’s the last of our HongdaeFest special videos. Whoa! This was such an awesome undertaking and I’m so happy we were able to do this. Leigh and Soo Zee were really stretched thin over this month subbing all of these videos, but it’s done now! Woohoo! Hopefully, we brought some cool new bands to your attention, and maybe even got you to attend a show or two? I know we saw a bunch of you this past Friday at Soundholic, right? Woot!

Anyhow, funny story about these videos: Superkidd’s part was awesome. Just awesome. He was the first one of these that we filmed, even though it’s showing up at the end (to coincide with their show). But he’s so freaking energetic that when he finished the Eatyourkimchi Crew all looked at each other with our mouths hanging open. We asked him if we could hire him. He’s a lot better on camera than we are! Ha! I’m not sure what we could have him do, but I could listen to him talk about butter for an hour and be amused.

What’s worse is that we edited this video as a rough version, so we could show other bands coming in what we wanted out of them. An intro of their band, a story about their video, and a plug for their show. But Superkidd’s video was so amazing that every band looked at us and said “we can’t do that!” We told them they didn’t have to do it LIIIKE that, just in that format. Ha! Hopefully you like his part as much as we do :D

Also, I think it’s awesome that Harry Big Button wants to give away some stuff for you, you lovely Nasties. We were quite touched, in fact, that he offered. Congrats to whoever wins it!

And here are the shows for this week:


March 28th @Soundholic City 8PM


March 29th @ Club Ta 6PM

Harry Big Button

March 29th @ CJ 아지트 7PM

Sosim Boys

March 29th @House Burningheart Live (하우스 버닝하트 옥상 라이브) 4PM

The Electric Eel

March 30th @Soundholic City 6PM

Also, please note: this is the first of our HongdaeFest videos that highlights so many different locations, so check out our Walking Tour of Hongdae’s Clubs and the maps in the blog posts so you can know where all the venues are located :D

Aaaaand here’s a pretty image that shows you the full lineup and dates:

Hongdaefest Poster


Next week we’ve got a really special Korean Indie vid coming out as well. It’s gonna be awesome. We’re really excited. Make sure you click on this pretty button right here to make sure you don’t miss out on it. Yay!


  1. where do i watch the video where the bands talk about their music and themselves? is it the first one with the cute little characters? i clicked it and it said “This Video Does Not Exist.” Help!

  2. I loved all of them! Wish I could have gone to the Hongdae Fest!
    I was suprised when I listened to the Jambinai song because I realised I’ve seen them live!! Saw them perform at WomAdelaide a couple of years ago. They were FANTASTIC!
    Keep the indie music reccommendations coming guys!

  3. These videos with the artists themselves talking about their MVs have been awesome!! They are so funny and weird XD (in a good way, obviously. Is there a bad kind of weird?)

  4. Wow! Harry Big Button in the studio? That must of been super exciting! All of these bands sound great. Side note: I just got my issue of KoreAm magazine yesterday and they had interviews with a lot of bands you showcased the past few weeks. Just thought that was interesting

  5. HI just want to shout out how I LOVE you guys so much, would like to sincerely thank you for your hard work and keeping EYK content interesting and fun!!! Anyways i was hoping if you could review BAECHIGI’S DDURAEYO..I got hooked instantly with the disco-like tune. I thought you might like them and have them reviewed sundays korean indie playlist segment.

    here is the link



    love from Indonesia

  6. That Super Kidd video is officially the best thing I have ever and will ever see! I’m also glad I now know about The Electriceels and Sosim Boys, but sad that I can’t see all these great bands perform :(

  7. That girl is loving your GD plush :P

  8. I really enjoy these K-Indie segments better than the previous ones (even though i know it’s for the festival)

  9. Heeeey Guys! Quick question! I was thinking of going to the event in SoundholiCity with Superkidd since I have tests this week and I want to have a little party celebrating it is over, but I was wondering if you have to buy tickets beforehand or if you can go to the place Saturday and just buy them then or something. I checked interpark, and there was a page about it there, and I’m studying Korean and all, but it’s nowhere near good enough to understand what was going on in the page… And since I saw a tweet this weekend telling us to join you guys at some club… I was wondering if I need to be stressing about tickets at all :P

    Thanks for helping, I love the attention you give to not only Kpop, but the rest of Korean culture as well ^^

  10. Seriously love all these k-indie posts lately. I’m starting to like K-indie more than KPOP. THERE, I SAID IT! :P

  11. I had liked SuperKidd before, but now I like them even more. The guy who did most of the talking seems kinda nuts. I like it :D

    I’m really glad you guys featured Jambinai. I never would’ve found them on my own and they’re amazing.

  12. Bah this is still so awesome! kinda sad it’s over… I’ll just have to watch it again when I start missing it xD Superkidd’s segment was wonderful. I got so excited to finally see The Electriceels featured here too! That MV was one of the first I saw of kpop (thanks Youtube sidebar!)

  13. lol when the guy from Jambinai was telling the TP story, all i could think of was the opening to that wonder girls song :P

  14. Wow, these bands look great! I would totally go out to Hongdaefest if I lived in Seoul. Great job on the subbing and editing you guys!!

  15. I stan Electriceels so hard now. The MV was perfect and so is their music. I’m ashamed of myself for not finding them sooner D:

  16. Sosim Boys were adorable! and SuperKidd was hilarious. Also, I think Electriceels could make it mainstream…reminds me a lot of the British bands that have made in the US.

  17. hahaha, what an awesome video! I kinda stared at superkidd without getting a thing he said at the first go and had to go focus on the subs in a second run xD, so cool. And the members of electriceel were soooo cute! >.< their song was great as well! :D

  18. Thank you guys (and the bands!) for doing these videos! Even though I’m not in Korea, and can’t actually visit these places to see them live, I ended up downloading pretty much everyone’s albums. I have to admit I’ve long stopped listening to KPop, mostly in thanks to the communities surrounding it, which is a shame, so this is the first time in a long time that I’ve had Korean music back on my iPod.

  19. FINALLY, The Electriceels!!! I’ve been waiting forever for you guises to feature them in the Indie Playlist. And the song in the playlist is one of my favorite. ASSA!

  20. I would love to buy some of the gear from these bands. Is there any online shops that sell Korean indie band merch (like shirts, physical cds, hats, etc) overseas?

  21. I’m so sad this is over! I’ve loved seeing all the indie bands come in and chat and be cutely uncomfortable on camera^^ Even though I’m not in Korea and couldn’t actually go to Hongdaefest *sobs into tea* it’s really awesome to not only get a great little playlist of new music but to see who the artists are behind the wacky awesome vids! I hope you guise get to do something like this again next time there’s an indie festival. I just wish more of their music was available on itunes!

  22. The Sosim Boys were so cute. Thanks for more good indie music Simon & Martina! I loved looking up all these bands and listening to all their sounds. As an avid watcher of your Korean Indie Playlist, the Hongdae Fest was an awesome surprise and I hope there are more festivals. Either way, I’m still watching next weeks! Love it.

  23. Superkidd must have been Italian in his past life. Lots of hand gestures!

  24. I love The Electric Eel! Discovered them randomly on YouTube. I just happened to see this exact music video too lol

  25. Wow. The Electric eel was amazing!! Thank you guise for rolling down the sexy window of korean indie music for me! Lielas bučas /big kisses/ and keep up the epic work you are doing.

  26. Guise! Those hongdae fest videos have been epikly awesome ( My tablet just autocorrected. Epic to Epik, that’s just hilarious)

    I loved Superkidd, that energy was insane and great. The music you have been showcasing in the Hongdaefest videos really shows the diversity of Korean Indie music. I wish I was in Korea so I could go to these shows. I hope this means that these indie bands will be better promoted to on the Internet so that international fans can access their music. I also wonder if any of their albums are available on I tunes or yesasia. That info would be really helpful. I am going have to go search for them now.

    Love you guys, keep on rocking!

    • Thanks Natz! I’m glad you liked em.

      I really like this format for videos with artists. I’m not too fond of the sit down, Q&A thing anymore. Something short and sweet, where artists can give a glimpse into their work, and put in a plug as well: I like that. I’m wondering how well it’d work with Idols. Hmm…

  27. haha the Sosim Boys video is hilarious! I really like their sound! Thanks so much you guys its awesome that you are putting these bands out there, I probably would never have found them otherwise!

  28. this was so much fun! I loved SuperKidd’s energy…in fact, I loved it all! I loved Jambinai and their unique use of traditional instruments! it was totally rocking! the Sosim boys and their little video was so charming and cute. Loved the hand made beards! The Electric Eels were amazing! I loved the cinematography in the video, very fun and sweet! Harry Big Button was so nice to offer that prize package, though not my type of music, I can tell that he cares about his fans and I wish him all the success he can want or handle! As a musician myself, I would love to see more videos like this showcasing the local talent from around your area. You got me into Kpop, but I am really, really liking the Indie music a lot.

    And if you can convince SuperKidd to join the crew, more power to you! He was so much fun to watch!!! The only thing was, I had a hard time speed reading the captions…I had to rewind a couple of times to catch everything he said, and I am a fast reader!!! Good work though!!!

  29. Woah! Superkidd would be an awesome addition to the EYK Crew! Hahahah! :D I really reaaaaalllllyyyy wish I was in Korea right now. >.<

  30. https://drive.google.com/#folders/0B2LYNjFiffDKdG14QUtlNmVhNGc

    Emmm…direction to Eco Bridge Cafe?

    Let me know if you cannot access it =)

  31. Dude, Superkidd. I totally could listen to him talk for hours, why is he not an mc or doing youtube vids? I would totally support him being a part of the EYK crew. And I managed to get a small fangirl crush on Sosim boys, plus that drunk story just captured my heart. And aww the guy from Harry Big Button, what a sweetheart and amazing voice!
    I am so sad that this project has come to an end, I really love hearing these groups come in and talk about their video and little side things. I know you have a lot on your plate as is, but could you do something similar to this more often?

  32. Superkidd’s enthusiasm amazes me. o.o Their music video story cracks me up. “A total fluke.” xD
    Loving Sosim Boy’s Baby ma Baby. Very peaceful. ^^

  33. the electric eels is pretty good stuff

    no eloise though?

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