April 2019 saw a Korean act debut at No 1 in the UK album charts (the first ever No 1 by a Korean artist in the UK). Evermore Music are delighted to announce a single by Korean act Bursters, “Savage”, in November 2019. The single is taken from the bands forthcoming debut UK album release – due early 2020.
Bursters are a five-piece alternative, Post Alternative Hardcore act from South Korea. They are leading the first wave of a new genre that is set to take the world by storm, K-Rock. The band came to the UK for the first time in July 2019 for the first part of the World Tour: K-Rock Revelation. The band’s debut single “Barriers” was playlisted on Kerrang radio.
“Savage” is the perfect showcase for Bursters sound. Driving metal riffs mixed with instantly memorable melodies and screamed vocals. The band know instinctively how to mould rock with great hooks with a sound loved by so many rock fans, but with their own unique edge. The inventive drop down of “Savage” exploding into the chorus refrain for example. Bursters are an established live force mix with explosive live performances born from consistent touring across Korea.
Bursters first burst onto the scene in Korea in 2014 when they appeared on TV show “Superstar K”. In the midst of the all powerful K-Pop, Bursters are the only metal band to ever reach the Top 6 in the history of “Superstar K”. The band signed to Evermore Music and released their debut EP “Independent” in early 2015. A further three track EP was released in late September 2015 and the bands acclaim outside Korea grew with over 1.2 million views on youtube for “Lost Child”. Bursters built up a fanatical Korean support through relentless touring, and their debut album in Korea (“Live In Hope”, released in 2017, was critically and commercially acclaimed, achieving 85/100 in the Japanese rock bible magazine Burrn!).
2019 sees the band turning their attention to the rest of the world – releasing their first English language music in late May, touring outside of Asia for the first time and now their second single. “Savage”, in November.
If 2019 is the year K-Pop conquered all, 2020 is set to be the year K-Rock becomes the next dominant force in world music, with Bursters leading the charge…
Daegun Roh – Vocals
Junyong Ahn – Guitars
Gyejin Lee – Guitars
Hwanhee Jo – Bassist
Taehee Jo – Drummer