Gate Flowers Help Make Korean Rock Bloom

One of the bands we have our eye on is Gate Flowers, winners of both the “Rookie of the Year” and “Best Rock Song” awards in the 2011 Korean Music Awards. Their throwback sound takes the dense guitars of Nirvana-era grunge, with occasional forays into Red Hot Chile Pepper-esque funk-rock and riffy metal. They are tight, but not so polished that they lose their edge. Personally, I give them extra points for featuring the bassist prominently on basically every track.

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