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Asian Chairshot

"ASIAN CHAIRSHOT is one of the most unique voices to emerge in contemporary Korean music. Imagine SHIN JOONG HYUN jamming with BLACK SABBATH combined with the forward thinking sonics of RADIOHEAD" - Jeff Schroeder / SMASHING PUMPKINS

Formed in 2011, Seoul, Korea’s Asian Chairshot took their name from a powerful (and very illegal) move done by many a professional wrestler to knock out their opponents – the famed “chair shot.” And just like a chair shot, the trio’s hard-hitting mix of psychedelic music, garage rock, and alt-rock usually has little trouble stopping people dead in their tracks.

Wasting little time, Asian Chairshot released an eponymous EP in September 2011 – less than four months after forming. In October 2011, they performed at Korea’s Jarasum International Jazz Festival. Putting out an EP and scoring an invite to a major music fest within six months of starting their band definitely caught the attention of local music critics and fans, and quickly established Asian Chairshot as a band on the rise in Seoul’s burgeoning indie scene.

In May 2013, the band released their scorching Mask EP. They made their first foray overseas in June 2013 to showcase the EP at Singapore’s Baybeats festival. And later that summer they performed at one of Korea’s largest summer outings, the Ansan Valley Rock Festival. In November 2013, Mask helped the group capture second prize at the Hello Rookie finals – a competition created to highlight Korea's most promising up-and-comers. In December 2013, Asian Chairshot recorded their first full-length offering. The album was produced by SMASHING PUMPKINS’ guitarist Jeff Schroeder and engineered by Ryan Grostefon, who worked with Smashing Pumpkins on their 2012 Oceania disc.

Asian Chairshot started off this year by receiving nominations for “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Song” at the 2014 Korean Music Awards. In March, they traveled to Singapore to perform at the Mosaic Music Festival. In May, they will be embarking on their first UK tour to play at Liverpool Sound City and extra tour in UK. and get back from their UK,then played in Music Matters, Singapore and KL, Malaysia in May.

Asian Chairshot released their first full length called 'Horizon' in July,2014 (produced by Jeff Schroeder). this album get huge attention in Korean music scene in this year.


My Bands Sessions

Thursday, March 19
 

8:30pm CDT