1.It is your first interview with Ajia no Tengoku . So , thank you for giving us a part of your time to discuss with us . Please introduce yourselves .
Hello , Ajia no Tengoku !We are ’57’ , a rock band from South Korea featuring male guitarist Junhong Yun and the female drummer Sur Kim. 57 is pronounced as ‘Oh-Chill in Korea. Nice to meet you everyone.
2.Your band was founded in 2014 . How was your first experience on the stage ?
It was not bad .We were a little bit nervous and excited in the same time .It was our first time and we were just the two of us.
On the stage we want to give our energy and emotions to the audience , to make them “boil” deep inside.
3.Junhong , in a interview you affirmed that the song which best describes you it is “ U & I “ . Why is it that so ? In what manner does that song represent you ?
Junhong : So, „U & I” got a our pure sound. I felt like losing my way and mind.This it was my state of mind when I wrote that song.Just following another people ,I want to be myself as member of 57. It always reminds me it means a lot to me.
4.Sur , you were just a student when you were asked to become part of Junhong’s band . Which was your first impression about Junhong and how did you feel about that sudden proposal ?
Sur : My first impression was not good. When I saw his show, he looked like being full of complaints. Oddly enough, I was not surprised when he proposed to me. Something about it was familiar.
5.Eventually , you two left Jeonju and moved to Seoul . Was it hard to make your way among the other indie bands ?
We love Jeonju . We miss our city.Jeonju is a little city , where we tried tov hold gigs every weekend. We ‘d take our equipment to square,park,etc. We tried playing with other bands and artists sometimes . It was not bad at all . We used to have so much fun, but we didn’t keep up with it .We wanted more gigs . We wanted see the performances of many another musicians.
6.The songs of your EP “ 57 “ , all of it have a very strong beat and in the same time are very energetic . All of it seem to be connected one to another . What ‘s the main story of this EP?
Really? Thank you for your review.EP „57” has sadness,hate for love, ego . All the songs have got the same root , although they are different and have a different “fruit “… “ a sad fruit.”
7.You ‘ve been considered the hottest rookie band of the year 2015. Which was your reaction about it ?
It was a feeling of “ That was amazing! It was real? “. It was a great joy. We felt thankful.That experience gave us confidence and made us believe more in our path towards music.
8.Your music reached to our ears in Romania . Your music it really is different from all the musical styles promoted through the Kdramas broadcasted on TV . How would you like people to perceive your music ? Not just the Romanians , but everyone out there who heard about you for the first time ?
Romania???Seriously?We’re surprised.Right ,our music is different. Not major , not K-pop.We don’t want to get involved in that way .Guys , try to be open minded and just feel our music , that can make you feel various emotions.
9. The number 57 seems to have a very important meaning for you . Do you consider 57 being somehow a lucky number ?
When we founded the band ,she was 27 and I was 30 years old. So , we added our ages. In Korean “ Oh Chill “.
10.What memories you hold dear to you related to the Zandari Festa ?
Oh~everything was new.We met lovely people , we made best friends in Zandari Festa.It gave us the chance to show our music. An entire 1 hour in Hongdae made us to grow up as musicians .Zandari changed our way.
11.Do you have any plans in releasing any new album or single ? If yes , when is it going to be released ?
Sure~!We will be releasing a new album in the winter and last week we released new single „PRAY FOR THE DEAD” .This was recorded during the UK tour. Check it out ! Now free streaming&download
12. Since how many years have you been together as a band ? What should be the relationship between the members of a band ? How about you ? What did stick you two together ?
2 years as a „57”.We are really different as persons . We are like cat and dog sometimes .We ‘d fight or we’d really hate each other.Somehow, it made us become honest with each other .
These days ,we try to understand each other’s personality and we try to be interactive.Everything is for 57, for our music.It is what makes good our relationship.
13.In your opinion which are the best qualities of an artist ?
Sincerity , Emotions.
14. You took part to 2015 Band Discovery and 2015 Hello Rookie . Which from the two contests was memorable for you ?
Can not choose one!Band Discovery was our first award. We ‘ll never forget that time. It was astonishing for a moment ,because we had some issues . Our condition was not good.Hello Rookie was amazing too.
My main drive sound pedal has got broken during soundcheck time because of an electric shock.Next day we tried to forget , so we could play freely .Both of it have been great .It was our moment of glory.
15. Because we reached the end , please transmit a message to our readers .
Thank you for reading our interview. We hope you will have a good time with this.When we’ll get a chance ,we want meet you in live venues or festival . We really hope that.Thank you again and take care .
* We thank you to Sur and Junhong for the cooperation*