A rock duo from Korea, project:IMPAIR will be performing in Beijing from 20th to 26th, July. Jun Roh from WHOwho (guitar&vocal) and Eun Ho Lee from Igloo Bay (drum) joined forces to create an entirely new type of music.
Their music is super rocking, while having been inspired by Korean traditional music (“gugak”) and the blues. What makes project:Impair’s music more unique is that it is composed of 3 beats as “gugak” is. As a matter of fact, Impair means odd number in French.
If you have ever listened to WHOwho and Igloo Bay’s regular songs, it may be hard for you to believe that project:IMPAIR is a combination of one member from each. Their songs are powerful because they mostly sing about anger, madness, or passion. The drumming and guitar riffs are so catchy that people groove their bodies along to the melody. Whoever watches their performances are convinced that project:IMPAIR will be another treasure of the Korean Indie scene.
project:IMPAIR is pretty new to the indie scene of Korea, but they are already well received by fans. Not only have they been invited to the Fake Beach Festival held in Beijing on the 23rd, they are booked at three different live venues during their stay in China. Today they played at DDC Grand Jam.
Tomorrow (21st) will see them play School Bar, one of live venues recommended by Time Out Beijing. On the 22nd, Wang Shengnan, project:IMPAIR, and Wen Liang will be performing at Fruityspace.
The Fake Beach Festival, held on the 23rd, will be the largest of their shows; almost 1,000 people have already signed up for the festival. project:IMPAIR is the only band invited to the festival from overseas, while rookies from the Chinese music scene, such as The Lake, Children’s Cinema, and Mr.Miss join them on the line-up.
On the 24th, you can catch up with project:IMPAIR at DDC Dusk Dawn Club 2nd Anniversary Special Present: Live Beijing Music Sunday Solace at 8PM and at the Temple bar at 10PM.
On returning to Korea, project: IMPAIR will be releasing albums, organising a global tour that will include France, and performing as often as possible. You can follow their story in China on Facebook, Twitter, and Chinese platform weibo.
If you’re interested in interviewing project:IMPAIR about their China tour you can email a request to Jasmine Sohn.
Stay tuned to UnitedKpop and BritROK for exclusive content from project:IMPAIR.
[accordion title=”Written by Jeong Eun Sohn” load=”hide”]Jeong Eun (Jasmine) is a Cultural Content Promoter based in Seoul, South Korea.
Promoting South Korea, she has worked for the Korea Foundation, British Council in Korea, and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
As well as being a part of the Seoul hub of Sofar Sounds, an indie music initiative that brings gigs to intimate spaces around the world; Jeong Eun is also involved in Nadoyo, an online travel agency that aims to show tourists the diversity of Korea.[/accordion]