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Korean post-rockers Jambinai are putting the Seoul back into prog

The first Korean band ever to appear in Prog Magazine, Jambinai discuss life in Korea's lonely prog scene and new album Hermitage

“There aren’t many progressive bands in Korea,” says Jambinai’s guitarist and chief writer Ilwoo Lee. “There are fewer venues nowadays, and less people go to shows than before.”

It’s a shame their homeland’s missing out, because the rest of the world is picking up on the band’s striking sound. So far they’ve played a run of festivals including SXSW, Glastonbury, Roskilde and France’s Hellfest, their biggest show to date. As we speak, they’re touring Europe.


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