I don’t get many emails from South Korea – no really !! I did at the weekend and I’ve just given these guys a blast. This is brilliant !! I fucking love it !! Mad mental Asian power pop punk sounding a lot like Pixies circa Surfer Rosa – I’m not going to mess about – here’s the email !! Anyone citing Ralph Wiggum as an influence and has song titles like Everybodys Fucking Everyone, Shit City and Lost Dick gets my bloody vote every time !! Enjoy and always chew your food !!
“Hi we’re GENIUS from Busan, South Korea. Our 3rd album BEACHES from Helicopter Records was released Feb. 1 2014.
Our G/V Kim Il Du was named 2013’s Voice of the Year by GQ Korea and GENIUS was named one of Korea’s best live acts 2013 by Korea Gig Guide. That was also the year we first toured the U.S.
Korea is hell for rock and roll so we hope to reach an international audience.
Every band is good, but not many bands are special and we think we’re special. We love when people see us for the first time and get excited like: ‘What the hell was that??’
Mostly we just want to play loud and fast, having done so with Japandroids, This Will Destroy You, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ra Ra Riot, No Age, The King Khan & BBQ Show, French Horn Rebellion, Jeffrey Lewis, Carsick Cars, Xiu Xiu, Retros, etc.
Our influences include Ralph Wiggum, pro wrestling, punk ’76, Pedro the Lion, pulp comics, schlock films, cold grapes, Al Bundy, dry socks, The Walkmen, Pavement, drunk ballads, and the young Chow Yun Fat.
We have many different styles so we hope you try the whole album and enjoy the music.”
There – now where’s my fucking freebie !!! 🙂