Our 2nd pre-SXSW interview! New single + EP info after the break!
SXSW is just around the corner (March 7th to be exact) and we’ve got days of interviews lined up for you guys! We’re spotlighting some of the awesome Korean bands that are coming to the States to spread not just their own music, but the power of the Korean Rock scene as a whole! Enjoy the interviews, this next one being with Electro Alternative Rock band Love X Stereo. It’s hard to deny their talent- these guys have found their sound and are performing it with confidence! Just listen, it won’t take much to convince you that Love X Stereo are pros.
Love X Stereo– Soul City (Seoul City)
Congrats on your tour and playing SXSW! Please introduce yourselves!
Hello, we are Love X Stereo. We are an electro alternative band based in Seoul, Korea. Very nice to meet you.
| How’d Love X Stereo get the opportunity to perform at SXSW and what days/times is the band performing?
We are one of this year’s Seoulsonic bands. SXSW is the first stop of our entire tour, and we’re lucky enough to perform there. Our official show will be at Icenhauer’s on March 13th, 12am. We’re about to perform four unofficial daytime shows during March 11-16. We’ll announce the detailed schedule at our website and socials soon.
| Where do you guys get your musical inspiration?
Everyday life & a whole lot of music.
| I know it can be hard for Korean bands to get the opportunity to perform in America. What advice would you give to a band wanting to tour the States?
Make sure you know “why” you want to perform overseas.
|It’s hard for Korean musicians to get notoriety if they don’t have a mainstream Kpop sound. What was it that made people start to notice you guys as a band, and when did you all begin to really get popular?
We feel like our music is quite different from Kpop (People might say that there is a similarity. Maybe there is, maybe there isn’t). Whether it is or isn’t, our music clearly gained more recognition overseas than in Korea. We had awesome opportunities to perform overseas last year – big festivals like CMJ Music Marathon. Our music has also been played in numerous media in the States. It seems like now, after the first SXSW band announcement, that Korea is slowly starting to pay attention to us. We still have a long way to go, though.
|Besides performing and making new fans, are there any other things Love X Stereo is looking forward to doing while in the States? Any places you guys wanna see or foods you wanna eat?
So many things. Might as well live there :). We want to record great music in famous studios, want to see shows at awesome venues, want to meet artists that we admire. Also, want to eat deep dish pizza.
After SXSW you have some other show dates. Where are you guys gonna be?
March 13 @ Icehauer, Austin, TX (2K14 Seoulsonic Showcase, SXSW)
March 20 @ Brick and Mortar Hall, San Francisco
March 25 @ Pike Room at the Crofoot, Pontiac, MI
March 29 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
March 31 @ Dorothy Betts Marvin Theater, Washington, D.C.
April 6 @ SEED Center, Los Angeles
| What are some of your future plans? Anything big in the works?
Before we arrive in the USA, our new music video “STORM” will be released. So stoked! (We had a hell of a time making that video. Very excited.)
After our US tour, we will come back to Korea and create another EP album. New music is about to come!
I hope you all have a sick time! Anything special you want to say to fans before the tour starts?
Thank you for loving our music. We’ll keep on making awesome music, so stay tuned! And you’ll get to see us in your country more often, that’s a promise.
Love x Stereo– Fly Over
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