BH Playlist - The 10 best idol compositions of 2014 so far

After much speculation, Ye-eun of the Wonder Girls finally made her long-awaited solo debut this week with self composed track ‘Ain’t Nobody’. The song has been garnering praise for solid composition and meaningful lyrics and much has been made of the fact that Ye-eun has now…

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The Korean Wave: Korean Popular Culture - Book Review

Finding decent academic books about Korean pop culture until recently could be very difficult. Luckily, in the past few of months there are been a number of new releases which have really added to the breadth and depth of Hallyu analysis in English. One such book is The Korean Wave…

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BH Playlist: Ctrl-Alt-K

This week’s playlist is all about Korean alternative bands. We have seen a lot of changes in the way alternative musicians promote their music both in and outside of Korean. As the K-Indie scene has quickly been able to attract more listeners allowing them to expand easily into…

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Who Were You Again? 5 K-pop Groups You May Not Remember

Over the years there have been hundreds of groups that have debuted; from male idol groups hoping to be the next SHINee and Big Bang to female groups filled to the brim with imitations of all your favourite (and sometimes most annoying) idols! However unfortunately for majority of these groups…

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BH Playlist: Hello Sunshine

Image above: 50s throwback girl group The Barberettes

Summer seems to have finally arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and we’re celebrating with a collection of the most summery tracks that have been released in the past couple of months. Whether you’re just lying out on the grass, going…

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Calling all lovers of Korean music! We want you!

Image above from Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2012 (Source: YourIncheon)

Attention music lovers!

Do you know your G-Dragon from your Beenzino from your MUSTARD? Do you know your CNBLUE from your Clazziquai from your Ubare’s Picnic?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for…

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Korean Music Interview: Asian Chairshot

Of all the groups over to perform in the UK this May theone I am the most excited about seeing on today at AAA is Asian Chairshot. Not just because they are named after Chairshots (Come on, fellow wrestling fans, you must be out there! Who doesn’t love a…

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