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ADOY 아도이

We have the chance to have an exclusive interview with Adoy! 

- First, could you introduce yourself and tell us who you are? 

Hi, we’re a four-piece Korean synth indie-pop band called ADOY. We’ve been together for around three years, have a couple of albums out, as well as a couple of cool videos you can check out. 

- What made you start doing what you do?

We were all in different bands before starting this band, and we were all doing okay in our respective ways, doing local gigs here and there, just not enough to live off just music. Coincidentally we all decided to quit our previous bands at a similar time, and decided to make one last band of our lifetimes. It turned out to be a pretty cool decision. 

- Who are your favourite artists?

All our members have different taste in music, but some artists that we mutually respect include Daft Punk, Tame Impala, Jungle, Flume, James Blake, etc. We recently played a show with FKJ in Singapore, who we super respect as well. 

- What is your favourite art genre? (Cinema, painting, music, dance,...)

Besides music, definitely cinema. Juhwan (vocals) and Zee (synths) are cinephiles. Zee actually used to study screenplay writing before doing music. Dayoung (bass) is probably the most proficient dancer among us. Geunchang (drums) really likes to Netflix and chill, and knows a lot about American TV shows.

- And what is your favourite performance / work in this genre?

This answer can probably differ on how you define this genre, but we really love what bands like PREP and HONNE are doing. They regularly visit Korea and Asia, and each time we see them live, there’s something better. Around Asia, there are bands like Mellow Fellow, Sunset Rollercoaster, Phum Viphurit, etc. In Korea, we all like Hyukoh.

- How do you see yourself in the future? 5 years?

We’ll probably all have families to care for? Hopefully we’ll still all be in the music world, and even more hopefully we’d still be on adventures with ADOY.

- What do you dislike about the art world?

Nothing comes to mind at the moment. There are so much great art to discover. We guess one thing we dislike is that it’s so hard to come across these hidden gems in the worldwide business driven art scene.

- What's the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

To ‘Just Do It.’ 

Editor: Sasha Le Floch


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