Eastern Sidekick stopped by the Super Kpop studio for Beat & Bounce with DJ Sam Careter. Eastern Sidekick (이스턴사이드킥) has been active since 2009, but made their offical debut in 2010 under Fluxus Music.
Myungchul (명철) – Drum
Juhwan (주환) – Vocal
Sanghwan (상환) – Bass
Inhyuk (인혁) – Guitar
Hankyul (한결) – Guitar
About the music::
According to various internet sources they are described as “emotionally defiant” and “indie dark horse.” Their songs have no english in them, because they feel that english ad-libs do not fit their music. The song ‘Teeth & Sweat (이빨과땀)’ contains elements of a man pushing down a weaker man within himself. All the songs on their most current mini album ‘추월차로‘ were written and composed by Hankyul.
- A friend of Inhyuk’s brother taught him how to play guitar
- Super Kpop is the first global radio show they’ve been on
- Juhwan likes Damien Brice’s music
- For music outside of rock they listen to Sistar, Classical, and a variety of other music
Q & A::
Q: Where did the group name come from?
A: They were thinking of Asia and that is where ‘Eastern’ came from. They added ‘Sidekick’ because they were going for something out of the norm.
Q: What kind of music did you listen to growing up?
A: Nirvana – Sanghwan and Myungchul
Metalica – Juhwan and Hankyul
Skeedrow – Myungchul
Q: Do you have a principle you want to stay true to?
A: They want to make music for themselves. They don’t want o change to fit someone else’s style.
자연풍 (Natural Wind)