After their acclaimed gig at this year’s Liverpool Sound City, BIMM band Atlas Wynd were chosen by the Sound City crew and South Korea’s Zandari Festa to fly over and play a couple of shows, including an absolutely packed British Showcase. Here’s what Harry Sotnick (drums) had to say about it…
“Korea was absolutely amazing, it’s a trip we’ll always remember. The culture was so different to what we were used to and we didn’t have a clue what was going on around us a lot of the time, but that made the trip even better.
Both the gigs at Zandari Festa went really well. The first gig was at a venue called The Freebird, this was for the special British Showcase put on by Sound City. We were on the line-up with some sick bands from all over the U.K – Coquin Migale and I Set the Sea on Fire were personal highlights of ours.
We played the second gig the day after at Club Steelface. Steelface is on the fourth floor of a building in the centre of Seoul and had an amazing rooftop stage area that looked out over the city. This show was a lot more intimate and was another one we’ll never forget.
While we were over there we saw and became really good friends with a couple of Korean bands. DTSQ and Patients were both unreal. We saw DTSQ on the Saturday of our visit and were blown away by them. It was really cool to go all the way across the world and for the first band you see to be a garage rock band!
Patients were a kind of pop punk threepiece: bass, keys and drums. We saw them on our last night where we had the intention of taking it easy because of the 6am taxi in the morning. But when they started playing, that went out of the window…”
So, working and playing hard pays off. For your chance to play festivals all round the world, get involved with BIMM’s artist development team, audition for the gigs, get yourself out there.