Glen Check (band)

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Glen Check
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Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Synth-Rock, new wave, electro-pop
Years active 2011-present
Labels Soundholic Entertainment
Website www.glencheck.co.kr
Members June-One Kim
Hyuk-Jun Kang

Glen Check is a South Korean indie band, consisting of singer and guitar player June-One Kim and bass and synthesizer player Hyuk-Jun Kang and is part of the Basement Resistance crew, based in Seoul. They debuted in 2011 with the release of Disco Elevator EP and were joined by drummer Jeon-Yeol Ryu for their first full album, Haute Couture, which was released in early 2012. Later that year they released the five-track EP Cliché.

Kim and Kang first met while attending high school together[1] and after graduating, they formed a band called The Closure. Soon after though, they decided to take a different approach to their music, which Kim has described as having been "quiet and boring", and they changed the band's name to Glen Check.[2] Both of them had grown up outside of Korea[1] and the lyrics to their songs are in English.[2] While they have cited Western music as being an influence on them, they were also inspired by African music and traditional Korean music on their album Haute Couture.[1][3] For Cliché, they looked to funk and disco music from the 1970s and 1980s for their inspiration.[4] Many different genres have been used to describe their music, including electro-rock, electro-pop, synth-rock, and indie-dance-pop, but they have said that they do not want their sound to be limited and plan to experiment in many different styles.[5][2][4] The band places an emphasis on the visual aspects of their live shows and have been noted for their stage design.[2][4]

Glen Check is one of the fastest growing indie bands in South Korea and has been praised for its musical and visual experimentation, being called "boundary-pushing" by MTV K.[2][6] In 2013, the band was nominated for Rookie of the Year at the 10th Korean Music Awards,[7] and Haute Couture won the award for Best Dance & Electronic Album.[8]

Discography[edit]

EP's[edit]

  1. Disco Elevator
  2. Metro
  3. Dressing Room (Demo)
  4. Dressing Room (Acoustic)
  1. Addicted (Remastered)
  2. Disco Elevator (Remastered)
  3. Metro (Remastered)
  4. Dressing Room (Remastered)
  5. Dressing Room (Acoustic) [Remastered]
  6. Metro (Acoustic)
  1. Au Revoir
  2. 60's Cardin
  1. Blood, Sweat & The Beat
  2. ’84
  3. Leather
  4. Want You Back
  5. ’84 The Original
  1. '84 (Original Mix)
  2. ’84 (Arno Grieco Remix)
  3. '84 (Acid Punk Dynamite)
  4. '84 (Surrender! Remix)
  5. ’84 (Juneoney Remix)
  1. I've Got This Feeling
  2. I've Got This Feeling (Kartell Remix)
  3. I've Got This Feeling (Lorenz Rhode Remix)
  4. I've Got This Feeling (Tesla55 Remix)
  5. I've Got This Feeling (Cabinett Remix)
  1. Pacific
  2. Pacific (Moullinex Remix)
  3. Pacific (Justin Faust Remix)
  4. Pacific (Les Loups Remix)
  5. Pacific (Glen Check "Summer" Remix)

Studio albums[edit]

  1. The Naked Sun
  2. Vogue Boys And Girls
  3. French Virgin Party
  4. The Flashback
  5. Rebellion
  6. Bataille!
  7. Au Revoir
  8. Concorde
  9. 60's Cardin
  10. Racket
  11. Vivid
  • Youth (2013.11.19)
    • Disc 1
    1. The Match Open
    2. Pacific
    3. Summer Hearts
    4. Youth In Revolt
    5. Paint It Gold
    6. Anthem For The Wild Souls
    • Disc 2
    1. Young Generation
    2. I've Got This Feeling
    3. Brooklyn
    4. The Coast
    5. Jordan

Compilation albums[edit]

  1. Metro (acoustic)
  1. The Girl In Jeans
  1. Want You Back (Glen Check Remix)
  1. SHINee - Hello (Glen Check Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pancho Paradela (August 25, 2012). "P&B ON-TOUR KOREA Glen Check". Pull the Metal. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Anna Park (June 15, 2012). "Indie ID: Glen Check". MTV K. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "An Interview With Glen Check". thislondonchick.com. April 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Kim, June-One; Kang, Hyuk-Jun; Ryu, Jeon-Yeol (2012). B-Sides Episode 5: Glen Check (video). (Interview). Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "MTV Iggy Presents GLEN CHECK". MTV IGGY. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "B-Sides". MTV K. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Anna Lindgren Lee (February 28, 2013). "Winners of Korean Music Awards 2013". koreanindie.com. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ephraim Lee (September 24, 2013). "Tunesday: Blue Suits & Blue Meth". The Daily Californian. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 

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