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credit: Kang Sang Woo

They Keep Silence (그들은 말이 없다)

5-piece band combining Korean traditional music and various elements of rock music (ex:metal/post rock/hardcore/punk).

“Young Korean artist’s elegant, energetic fusion style was thrilling, unexpected and perfectly controlled.”
- The Guardian
"They get five-stars for blowing everyone who saw them away, and for being the most impressive booking of this year’s Perth Festival
contemporary music program."
- The West Australian

2015 Korean Music Award ‘Committee Choice Special Award’
2016 KBS Korean Traditional Music Award 'Band Of The Year'
2016 16th Korea Assembley Grand Award ‘Tradinational Artist Of The Year’
2017 Commendation from The Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony

Top 100 song of 2016 (NPR Music / USA)
15 Great Album You didn't Heard In 2016 (Rolling Stone /USA)
The Quietus Albums Of The Year 2016 (The Quietus / UK)
The Fifty Best Deep Cuts of 2016 (The Line Of Best Fit / UK)

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Post-Rock
Event Type: Showcase