Band of the Week 1 - Wasted Johnnys

We've been busy traveling through India, South Africa, the US and now Ecuador, and we have found a lot of amazing music. In addition, we have met many new fans who are curious about the Korean rock scene. So we have decided to begin our Band of the Week series where we will highlight a new band each week to share their music with the world.

Up first, one of Hongdae's favorites, Wasted Johnnys!

Wasted Johnnys 웨이스티드 쟈니스 is a 4-piece blues-rock band out of Seoul, Korea. They recently toured the UK this summer and have also done tours in New York. They have a hard-rocking, blues-driven, wild and crazy stage presence led by the feverishly energetic Angie An. She will have you hooked from her very first "Get Wasted!"

 

Follow their page to check out their music and see when they'll be near you next!

 

Now, let's talk albums.

Discography with pics plus our mini-reviews and links to learn, listen and buy!

Get Wasted! - 1st EP - 4 tracks. An excellent way to get into the Wasted sound and hear their raw energy. Track 4 is a classic!

 

read about it: korean indie
hear it: Exclusive EP... Beg someone. or ask me!

buy it: Exclusive EP... Beg someone. or maybe this one? - amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossroad - First full-length. Powerful and beautiful from start to finish, just like a Wasted show. Do NOT miss track 10!

 

read about it: korean indie

hear it: spotify

buy it: itunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shared Sleep - Latest 4-track EP. A few softer, less aggressive tracks appear here, with a discernible focus on Angie's vocals. Start with the funky Strange Days (track 2) :)

 

hear about it (and them): au podcast network
hear it: spotify
buy it: yes asia

Reward a hard day's work by listening to something you've never heard before! lml

 

 

 

 

 

Now let's talk Wasted LIVE!

You've GOT to see Wasted live on stage the very next chance you get. Here's two quick reasons why:

1. Angie will surprise the shit out of you!

2. You will dance, scream and jump as you feed off their tireless energy~~

Here's what to expect, in 3 quick beats:

1. They will be loud, bluesy and a little bit boozy.

2. Young-jin will be the happiest drummer you've seen this year.

3. Angie will tell you to sit. And you should. Just wait for it.

And just in case you don't believe us, here's an understated review & interview from their latest UK tour: seoul beats

We hope you've gotten to know Wasted (way-ja) a little better, and now we'll close out BOTW 1 with the most important part, the songs!

Recommendations! 5 songs, 5 words why:

"Sign" Why? NO!

"We Are More Than Just Lovers" Why? Passion

"I Like It Hot" Why? Scream-a-long!

"Loud and Headache Girl" Why? Bass!

"Witch" Why? Groove~

There's so much to love about this band, we could do this every week!

To help you get into them even more, go buy Cross Road or hit Spotify and listen to my personal favorite, "Sign."

 

And as a courtesy, here are the lyrics so you can sing along (plus maybe you'll start reading Korean ㅋㅋㅋ;) )

 

수백 번 더 죽었지 내 마음이 (soo baek bun doe chugeot-ji nae ma-eum-ee)

너에게 더는 줄 것이 없어 (no-ay-gay doeneun jool go-she up-so)

더 가라앉길 바라고 있어 (doe kahrah-ahn-gil bahrahgo eeso)

네 마음이 난 이미 바닥 (nae ma-eum-ee nan ee-me ba-dahk)

가장 낮은 곳 중 가장 낮은 곳 (kajang nacheun goat joong kajang nacheun goat)

I don't want to spend the night with you.

마지막 말은 상상에 맡겨 (majimahk malleun sahngsahng-ay mahtgyo)

내 (nae)

Sign

에도 넌 땅만 봤지 (aydoe nun dangmahn bwatji)

Why did you ask me now?

Are you come to your home tonight?

For what? Get away!

It was a sign, but you said,

"No, no, no, no, no!"

It was a sign, but you said,

"No, no, no, no, no!"

It was a sign, but you said,

"No, no, no, no, no!"

It was a sign, but you said,

"No!"

I don't want to spend the night with you.

마지막 말은 상상에 맡겨 (majimahk malleun sahngsahng-ay mahtgyo)

내 (nae)

Sign

에도 넌 땅만 봤지 (aydoe nun dangmahn bwatji)

Why did you ask me now?

Are you come to your home tonight?

For what? Get away!

I don't want to spend the night with you.

마지막 말은 상상에 맡겨 (majimahk malleun sahngsahng-ay mahtgyo)

내 (nae)

Sign

에도 넌 땅만 봤지 (aydoe nun dangmahn bwatji)

Sign

에도 넌 (aydoe nun)

 

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