DEAD BUTTONS RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘SOME KIND OF YOUTH’
VIA CULT LIVERPOOL IMPRINT BALTIC RECORDS
SOUTH-KOREAN ART ROCKERS LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM
Earlier in 2016, Korean noise-niks Dead Buttons unveiled ’16-22′, the first single released from their EU debut, ‘Some Kind Of Youth’. A thunderous introduction which was playlisted by Radio-X and received warm support from John Kennedy with further shout-outs from Amazing Radio.
Second single ‘Desire’ arrived with an explosive statement of intent from a band staring down the barrel of K-pop. Influenced by the cavernous post-punk of Killing Joke, Joy Division and Gang Of Four – the missionaries of Rock’n’Seoul were anointed.
After 16 date European tour, which included two X-Posure showcases from John Kennedy and many iconic venues such as The Brudenell Social Club, Classic Grand and The Windmill in Brixton, Dead Buttons, the hottest act to break the Korean peninulsa, are set to win hearts and minds with the release of debut album ‘Some Kind Of Youth’.
Watch ’16-22‘ the first single from ‘Some Kind Of Youth’
Cult Liverpool imprint Baltic Records will release the record on July 1. Spotted by label managers Jack Launer and David Pichilingi on a trip to Seoul, while visiting the acclaimed Zandari Festival, Jack Launer elaborates;
“we were immediately blown away by their live show and also the amazing noise they make for just 2 people. They had the audience like putty in their hands and whipped them up to a frenzy. Just our cup of tea. And we thought they would be perfect for a British audience.”
Throughout 2015, Dead Buttons continued to play club shows in Seoul and other cities every week and gain more local and expat fans, and they released their first EP, ‘Who Ever You Are’. Their sound continued to attract plaudits with critics comparing them to a vibrant mixture of The White Stripes, Royal Blood and Death From Above 1979.
This summer, the dynamic duo have played two high-profile festivals at Liverpool Sound City and Primavera in Barcelona, bookending a European tour. The European tour has taken in Switzerland, France and Germany. The band have played shows in Bern, Basel and across many cities in Western Germany including Bonn and Mannheim. Recently the band have been played on Swedish national radio. In the summer they will play a series of gigs across Asia. Their Radio-X session will be aired in early July.