Posts tagged with "indie"

K-pop Recap: January 2016

K-pop Recap: January 2016
K-pop Recap is a new set of articles aimed at looking back at the Korean music releases of each month. These recaps will include, indie, rock, pop, hip-hop and every other genre that is thrown our way. For many years there have been posts about each individual songs, but sometimes real life sets in and you realise that multiple people have released new songs and you’ve missed a whole week of updates. Now is your chance to look back and catch... 

Galaxy Express Prove They Are Not “Walking On Empty”

Galaxy Express Prove They Are Not “Walking On Empty”
Fans of the Korean rock scene will know of Galaxy Express for their high octane, runaway bullet train escapades. A scintillating tour de force trio, Park Jonghyun, Lee Juhyun and Kim Heekwon wildly whiplash audiences with a centrifugal forging of raw, sweaty, psychedelic rock’n’roll. Their new album “Walking on Empty” was released on 6 August and pays homage to their past as well as paving a new future of strength with their growth into... 

Korea’s Zandari Festa Encourages Worldwide Performers To Join In The Festivities

Korea’s Zandari Festa Encourages Worldwide Performers To Join In The Festivities
While MCM Buzz has been following the growth of Korean and Japanese music in the European market, it’s not often we get chance to report on the growth of western music in Asia. In Korea, the indie music scene is constantly expanding and nurturing independent singers, bands and groups that distance themselves from the mainstream. Zandari Festa was set up in order to celebrate these performers and their diversity. Zandari Festa began in... 

Korean Indie Band “Juck Juck Grunzie” To Feature At Glastonbury

Korean Indie Band “Juck Juck Grunzie” To Feature At Glastonbury
For people interested in Korean music but looking for something a little different from your usual K-pop or K-HipHop, the Korean Indie scene is possibly one of the best places to look. Seoul has a lot to offer for music fans, but one group that seems to be making leaps and bounds in the Western music market is the psychedelic noise rock quartet “Juck Juck Grunzie“. Originally, Juck Juck Grunzie was formed as an all-female band back... 

MCM Buzz Competition: Win Strike Suit Infinity Pack!

MCM Buzz Competition: Win Strike Suit Infinity Pack!
Following the tradition of previous great MCM Buzz competitions, we are pleased to announce that thanks to the kind people at indie game developers, Born Ready Games, the MCM Buzz is giving away two fantastic Strike Suit Infinity prize packs.  Each pack contains a Steam code (that will allow you to download the game for free), an awesome artbook from Strike Suit Zero and a soundtrack CD. Speaking of the game itself, Strike Suit Infinity was described... 

Interview with Indie Developer Andy Esser

Interview with Indie Developer Andy Esser
When you were nine years old did you know what you wanted to do with your life? Had you ever even thought about it? If you did, are you now doing what you thought you would be? Well, if you’re indie developer Andy Esser you not only knew what you wanted to do, but were already teaching yourself the skills you’d need for your future career. Currently working on two games that tackle loss in very different ways, I was able to get some insight... 

Interview with Fist of Awesome Developer Nicoll Hunt

Interview with Fist of Awesome Developer Nicoll Hunt
For game developer Nicoll Hunt, aspirations of creating the world’s greatest beat-em-up have been with him for years, way back in his teens. It didn’t matter to him that he was completely out of his depth and had no idea how to make games, he knew what he wanted to do and that one day he would get there. Fast forward to today and after a very unusual anniversary gift involving punching a bear in the face and several years of learning... 

Interview with Katharine Neil – Developer of Alone in the Park

Interview with Katharine Neil – Developer of Alone in the Park
When I sat down in the downstairs room of a crowded London bar on a cold September night to play Alone in the Park I had no idea what to expect. I was handed a horizontal iPad, split into two sections like the pages of a book. On one side was an empty page and on the right was an image. As I started clicking on items in the picture and adding words to the story on the empty page I started to fall in love with the story I was being presented with.... 

Fix Fix Bang Bang Developer Interview

Fix Fix Bang Bang Developer Interview
Most games feature a single fixed fixed perspective, a single gameplay style, a single game played at a time. Most games however are not developed by indie development company Surprised Man. Their newest game, Fix Fix Bang Bang, challenges two players on one keyboard to work together as a team. One player controls a spacecraft, avoiding bullets and shooting down enemies, while the other is inside the ship fighting enemies that manage to board, making... 

Humanity’s End Review

Humanity’s End Review
It’s always hard knowing where to start when talking about a film like Humanity’s End. The short version is that the film is a very ambitious indie “Space Opera” that tackles some very tough themes, and has a rare but appreciated focus on its female characters that isn’t often seen in the genre. The story of Humanity’s End is in some ways a classic space opera (huge scale, seemingly unwinnable war and a focus on interpersonal... 
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