Amplify Korea: Episode 70

This week I preview shows happening in Busan, with new music from Daegu band The Plums, and Busan’s Rapplekopf.

Rapplekopf released their first EP 극 on the 20th of this month. They’ll hold a release show at Realize next week, while this week at Realize you can catch 3 Japanese bands in the first Fukuoka music exchange of 2019. One of those bands, Make The Pancake, make the trip over from Saga, and I play you their song Pop Kills Pop, which is stuck in my head since first listen.

There are a lot of shows around Busan, with a free show at HQ on Friday night, a reggae festival at Node, and a stripped back set from Bathing Belles at Home cafe and bistro. There are so many more that I’m missing out on this week because I haven’t had enough time. This is the first time the podcast has gone out late since it started again, but I promise that all the things I’m working on will be worth it. I should be able to share all the news about it over the next few weeks.

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  1. Rappelkopf - Black Flower

  2. Make The Pancake - Pop Kills Pop

  3. The Plums - We Are Only Young

  4. The Hoppers - Rock & Roll Station

  5. Happy People - Vacation

  6. Bathing Belles - Ondas