Entries by Joe Palmer

Artist Spotlight: D.Holic

It may seem like a strange to be writing about D.Holic given they are coming to the end of their promotions for “Colour Me Rad.” It was so hard to pin down exactly how they were promoting that I wasn’t fully aware when it was actually happening. Now that they’ve gone through their full swing […]

Fei’s “Fantasy” Music Video & Song Review

Many Chinese K-pop stars have been hitting the headlines lately for their public statements in protest of rulings made against China’s claim to large parts of the South China Sea. The ins and outs of this don’t interest me too much but it’s interesting to see the effect that it’s having on miss A’s Fei […]

Music Video Director Ian Gallagher on Working with Neon Bunny for Free, Co-Directing WINNER, and Dreamlike Images [INTERVIEW]

Music videos are a huge part of what entices international fans to K-pop thanks to their accessibility online. The work of music video director Ian Gallagher is not exactly the dancing in box or love stories that are so typical to the genre. His work with the queen of South Korea’s electro-indie scene, Neon Bunny […]

The Best K-Pop Girls of June

The last week in June was kind to us girl group lovers. A string of releases from old and new groups brought K-pop back to life after a slow month. They also brought with them a number of familiar sounds with two groups showing influences from recent times, and Brave Brothers doing what he does […]

Battle of the “Why:” Wanna.B vs Taeyeon

Why were there two songs called “Why” released on the same day, 28th June? What links these tracks, one by titan of K-pop Taeyeon and the other by flop girl group Wanna.B? Nothing really, but the coincidence of their titles is an excuse to compare both the songs. In most cases it is probably irrelevant, […]