Eastern Sidekick

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Eastern Sidekick
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresGarage rock
Years active2010 (2010) - 2016
LabelsFluxus Music
MembersKo, Hangyul(고한결)
Oh, Juhwan(오주환)
Bae, Sanghwan(배상환)
Ryu, Inhyuk(류인혁)
Park, Geunchang(박근창)

(Past member)
Ko, Myungchul(고명철)

Eastern Sidekick(Hangul: 이스턴 사이드킥) was a South Korean indie rock band formed in 2010, but they officially debuted under Fluxus Music includes Clazziquai, Urban Zakapa in 2013.[1] The band consisted of Juhwan Oh on vocals, Hangyul Ko on lead guitar and main songwriter, Sanghwan bae on bass guitar, Inhyuk Ryu on guitars and Geunchang Park on drums.

Early career[edit]

Members says the band's name came from they were thinking Asia and that is where 'Eastern' came from, They added 'Sidekick' because they were going for something out of the form.[2] Eastern Sidekick initiated by Hangyul and Myungchul from circle activity, then other members joined.[3] Accordingly, every song's title and lyrics written in Korean to have a strong Eastern atmosphere only composed and written by Hangyul as the band's leader. Eastern Sidekick is known for their own oriental garage rock sound well. They also became known to Korean indie music scene by won 'Rookie Of The Years' of Olleh Music Indie Awards, EBS Hello Rookie 2010 and Hyundai Card Music: Indie Band TV commercial. In addition they having gigs in live house in Hongdae where most of Korean indie bands playing in Seoul, they had many performances in overseas music festival such as Music Matters Live 2013 in Singapore[4][5] and Summersonic 2013 in Japan[6] not only Korean domestic music festival such as Pentaport Rock Festival 2011, 2012[7] and Green Plugged Festival.[8] The band was awarded Weekly Champion in Fuji TV's global band music contest show 'Asia Versus',[9] and also supported Jang Keun-suk's second album showcase and concert tour in Japan as a session musician.[10] However, the band decided to disband in May 2016.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
The First
Track listing
  1. Inefficient Man (다소 낮음)
  2. Fight For Rainbow (무지개를 위한 싸움)
  3. The Exciting Song (흥겨운 노래)
  4. Mad Rooster (화난 수탉)
  5. Buggered Man (떡)
  6. Natural Wind (자연풍)
  7. At Home on Holiday (쉬는 날 방안)
  8. Incandescent Lamp (백열램프)
  9. There Comes And Goes The Thirsty Dog (저기 목마른 개 왔다 간다)
  10. In Front of Your House
    (그 집 앞)
  11. Mustang
Total Reflection
Track listing
  1. The Car ( 차)
  2. Dirty Weather >(식은 쇠)
  3. Business Man (장사)
  4. Digger (낮)
  5. 88 (88)
  6. Sloopy Night (묽은 밤)
  7. Teeth and Sweat (이빨과 땀)
  8. 88 ver.2 (이빨과 땀)
  9. Total Reflection< (굴절률)
  10. Sea and Room (당진)
  11. Mustang (무스탕)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
Hammer Lane
Track listing
  1. Sloppy Night (묽은 밤)
  2. Teeth and Sweat (이빨과 땀)
  3. Seoul< (서울)
  4. Monochrome Cartoon City (흑백만화도시)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2009 "Teeth and Sweat" (이빨과 땀)" Super 10 Bit
2010 "Fight For Rainbow" (무지개를 위한 싸움)" Super 10 Bit
2013 "Mustang" (무스탕)" NYLON Korea
2015 "Digger" (낮)" UNID-IT

Band members[edit]

Past Members

  • Myungchul Ko - Drums (2010–2014)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Interview: Eastern Sidekick". Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  2. ^ "Eastern SideKick (이스턴사이드킥)". Arirang Radio Kpop interviews. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  3. ^ "[Special] Interview With Eastern Sidekick, February 2014". Relawan Konser. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. ^ "Music Matters Live returns this year with extensive list of Korean music artists like Lena Park, M.I.B, SPICA and more! - (x)clusive★". (x)clusive★. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  5. ^ "EASTERN SIDEKICK | the AU review". the AU review. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  6. ^ "EASTERN SIDEKICK | LINEUP | SUMMER SONIC 2013". www.summersonic.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  7. ^ "Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2017". pentaport (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  8. ^ http://greenplugged.com/?p=10174
  9. ^ "Eastern Sidekick、フジテレビ「ASIA VERSUS」に韓国代表として参加 - MUSIC - 韓流・韓国芸能ニュースはKstyle". Kstyle. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  10. ^ "MSN Singapore - Outlook, Skype, Hotmail, Messenger". entertainment.xin.msn.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart".

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