Award-winning South Korean rockers Galaxy Express formed in 2006 in Seoul and immediately began attracting attention with their infectious blend of tightly wound garage rock, punk, and psychedelic sounds and explosive performances.
Receiving high praise from local critics and fans for their 2007 EPs (“To the Galaxy” and “Ramble Around”), anticipation was high for Galaxy Express’ 2008 “Noise on Fire” full-length debut. The scorching double album did not disappoint, earning mass accolades and winning “Best Rock Album” at the 2009 Korean Music Awards. That summer the trio wowed audiences at South Korea’s Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, Taiwan’s Rock in Taichung, and France’s Le Fete de la Musique.
While debuting with a double album is certainly an ambitious move, it was nothing compared to what Galaxy Express had planned for their sophomore effort. The group announced on April 1, 2010 that they planned to write, record, and release their next album in just 30 days. Dubbed the “Wild 30” project, band members tweeted and blogged their entire creative process with fans eagerly following along and offering comments and suggestions. As promised, the end result surfaced on May 1 and was fittingly titled “Wild Days.” Galaxy Express celebrated its release by performing in Hong Kong at the Music Matters festival, and at large-scale local summer outings the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival and the Jisan Valley Rock Festival.
In January 2011, “Noise on Fire” was ranked #22 on Soribada's 100 best Korean CDs of the 2000s. A month later, “Wild Days” netted Galaxy Express “Musician of the Year” honors at the 2011 Korean Music Awards. In March 2011, the band embarked on their first North American tour and performed at Canadian Music Week (CMW) and South by Southwest (SXSW). This past summer saw them embarking on a cross-country Korean tour and making an appearance at Japan’s famed Summer Sonic festival. In September they opened up for Linkin Park in Seoul and in October Galaxy Express issued a new split EP with Korean punk pioneers Crying Nut called “Naughty Boy.”
Widely recognized as South Korea’s best live band, Galaxy Express’ goal is to spread their raucous brand of rock ‘n’ roll across the globe.
"With their amped energy and stage exhibitionism, they’re the best live act to come out of Korea since…well, maybe ever." -- MTV Iggy
" ... leather jackets and Misfits t-shirts - they rocked so hard the power literally went out (I saw the sound guy flip the breaker back!)" -- Sophia's Rock Beat
"These guys can perform and rip up a stage like no other, and they’re certainly proving themselves to be worth the buzz that precedes them." -- Allkpop
"Pure rock awesomeness ..." -- Smashing Mag
2011 Naughty Boy EP (Split EP with Crying Nut)
2010 Wild Days
2009 Come On & Get Up! EP
2008 Noise on Fire
2007 Ramble Around EP
2007 To the Galaxy EP