K-indie rockers, rejoice! South Korean indie band Hyukoh (혁오) will be returning to Malaysia once again.
Hyukoh consists of four 93-liners; frontman and guitarist Oh Hyuk, bassist Dong-geon, guitarist Lim Hyun-jae, and drummer Lee In-woo. The foursome have started quite a few waves in the indie scene with their sound, and it looks like they’ve only gotten better over time.
Formed in 2014, the band members were only 20 years old when they released their debut album, the appropriately titled EP, “20”. They garnered a decent amount of attention for their breezy and refreshing take on indie music. However an appearance on popular variety show “Infinity Challenge” put the band in the spotlight, which resulted in a quick to fame after their 2nd EP, “22”.
“Comes and Goes” charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard World Albums Chart in 2017, only 2 months after its release. It was only uphill for the quartet then, as Hyukoh would continue to win the prestigious Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) award for Best Band 2 years in a row. The band also bagged Best Modern Rock Song, Best Modern Rock Album, and Song Of The Year at the Korean Music Awards and Best Rock Band at the Golden Disk Awards in 2018.
Keeping in the theme of their discography, their latest EP, “23”, may be their most successful release yet. If the track “Citizen Kane” sounds familiar to you, that’s because you’ve probably heard it before! The band’s song was actually featured in Apple’s iPhone X smartphone commercial in June 2018.
The good news seem to just keep coming, as Hyukoh was just announced as one of few South Korean acts at Coachella 2019! Among the line-up announced also included super girl group, BLACKPINK, who will be visiting our shores in February too! What a coincidence, huh?
The band’s last visit to Malaysia was back in 2017 during #UncagedMusic at Urbanscapes, alongside Canadian electronica duo Crystal Castles. However this time, they’re back to perform by themselves; making it their first solo show here as a band.
The details to Hyukoh’s 2019 Malaysian tour are as follows:
- Date: 20th February 2019 (Wednesday)
- Time: 7pm
- Venue: KL Live
- Ticketing: TBA
If you are a fan of soft rock with light drumming, easy strumming and raspy vocals; don’t miss your chance to watch Hyukoh live this February!
Stay tuned to this space for more updates.