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April debuts with hopeful song ‘Dream Candy’

April, DSP Media’s new girl group, made their debut with the release of their first EP “Dreaming” and the lead track “Dream Candy.”The group, known to fans as the “younger sister group” to DSP‘...

Updated : 2015.08.25 17:59

[Herald Review] Apink take fans to their ‘Pink Island’

In a K-pop world filled with girl groups offering sexy and sometimes even provocative performances to get in the limelight, Apink has claimed a nearly unrivaled position with unwavering confidence in ...

Updated : 2015.08.24 18:05

SG Wannabe returns with characteristic Korean R&B

Korean R&B trio SG Wannabe has returned after a four-year hiatus with brand new EP “The Voice.” The two title tracks “Love You” and “Good Memory” have been topping major online music charts sinc...

Updated : 2015.08.23 13:53

[Herald Interview] HyunA says her goal is bubbly, energetic type of sexy

There isn’t much variety to the words used to describe HyunA: All roads lead to “sexy.”HyunA (Cube Entertainment)That image of the 4minute member and solo singer who appeared in Psy‘s “Gangnam St...

Updated : 2015.08.21 17:20

[Herald Review] Rock and champagne at FT Island concert

Pop-rock band FT Island showcased its first local concert in two years on Sunday, celebrating the release of its March studio album “I Will.” Held at the Olympic Park in Seoul, the 150-minute-long p...

Updated : 2015.08.10 18:04

[Herald Review] Infinite begins second world tour in Seoul

Explaining the name of their second world tour, Infinite member Sungyeol said: “Bringing everyone together through our music, that’s the ‘Infinite Effect.’” And the seven-member boy group did jus...

Updated : 2015.08.10 17:53

HyunA’s upcoming MV will be ‘racier’

HyunA, girl group 4Minute member and the sexy girl from Psy’s Gangnam Style music video, released a teaser video of her new track “A+” on YouTube Monday.After a one-year hiatus following her last s...

Updated : 2015.08.10 17:46

[Herald Review] Big Bang’s new releases are disturbing, emotional

Big Bang has made several waves this summer with each monthly release from its latest album “M.A.D.E,” but it seems the group has been saving the best for last. The two songs unleashed in the fourth...

Updated : 2015.08.10 17:45

Uhm Jung-hwa’s comeback imminent as a singer

(Yonhap)Korean actress and singer Uhm Jung-hwa is to release an album this year, ending a seven-year hiatus in her music career, local reports said Sunday. The reports, citing unnamed sources, said re...

Updated : 2015.08.09 17:15

Big Bang releases new ‘E’ EP

Big Bang revealed its much-awaited, brand new EP at midnight Wednesday. Titled “E,” the album is the fourth and last installment of the group’s “MADE” series and comprises two tracks -- “Zutter”...

Updated : 2015.08.05 17:57

Wonder Girls back as a sultry retro band

JYP Entertainment’s signature girl group Wonder Girls are back after three years and two months with their long-awaited third studio album “Reboot.” The Wonder Girls pose for the media at Hyundai C...

Updated : 2015.08.04 18:02

Melding of music styles

Guitarist Jiro Yoshida poses with his signature Takamine electric guitar on July 7. (Chung Hee-cho/ The Korea Herald) Giving me a copy of his most recent CD, guitarist Jiro Yoshida explained that it ...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:30

Upcoming concert keeps Epik High on toes

Rap trio Epik High says their upcoming concert series will keep everyone -- both the audience and themselves -- on their toes. “Because none of us will know ahead of time what kind of show will be taking place that day, each one will keep us on edge until it goes up. That’s what makes it...

Updated : 2015.07.30 16:59

Naver to launch global streaming app for K-pop

Naver, South Korea’s biggest search portal, will launch a real-time mobile broadcasting app featuring the country’s hottest and newest K-pop singers and idol bands for the global audience and fans n...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:10

[Herald Review] Closing Ansan rock fest, Foo Fighters bring us back to ‘These Days’

A scene from this year‘s Ansan M Valley Rock Festival, held from July 24 - 26 at the Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province. (CJ E&M)Despite hordes of unrelenting mosquitoes descendi...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:09