Introducing Jambinai… album due this Summer on Bella Union

Bella Union are very pleased to announce the signing of South Korean post-rock trio, JAMBINAI

Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. Their instrumental music is coloured by Kim’s fiddle-like haegum, Ilwoo Lee’s guitar and piri (a Korean flute made of bamboo) and Eun Youg Sim’s geomungo, a Korean zither. They met studying traditional music at Korea’s National University of Arts, and found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, “to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn’t listen to Korean traditional music,” says Lee, the band’s principal writer. This makeover, however, eschews previous Korean modernists, who Lee says have used western classical music or jazz, for a molten fusion of metal, rock and experimental sound. “We’re darker than other Korean traditional bands,” Lee adds, with considerable understatement.

This summer will see them set off on a European tour, playing a number of venues and festivals, as well as a headline show at London’s Corsica Studios. Jambinai will also appear at this years Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Those dates below…

UK shows…

Monday 16th May – LONDON – Corsica Studios 

Saturday 21st May – BRIGHTON – The Great Escape

European shows…

Wednesday 4th May – BARCELONA – Sala Apollo

Friday 6th May – Bourg en Bresse – Festival de Bourg en Bresse

Saturday 7th May – LYON – Nuits Sonores

Thursday 12th May – LA ROCHE SUR YON CEDEX – Fuzz’Yon 

Friday 13th May – LAVAL – Le 6PAR4

Saturday 14th May – ST. BRIEUC – Artrock

Wednesday 18th May – BRUSSELS – ABClub

Thursday 19th May – GRONINGEN – Vera

Friday 20th May – DEN HAAG – Paard van Troje 

Saturday 6th June – VORONEZH – Platonov Arts Festival 

Friday 17th June – CLISSON – Hellfest 

Saturday 18th June – BALLINLOUGH CASTLE – Body & Soul 

Sunday 19th June – IZEL – Fete de la Musique

Friday 8th July – RUDOLSTADT – TFF Rudolstadt 

Friday 15th July – OTTENHEIM – Ottenheims Open Air

Saturday 16th July – CARHAIX – Les Vielles Charrues

Thursday 21st July – NIJMEGEN – Valkhof Festival 

Friday 29th July – BOTTNA – Clandestino Bottna 

Sunday 31st July – SAINT–NAZAIRE CEDEX – Les Escales

Friday 5th August – LUIK – Micro Festival 

Saturday 6th August – KATOWICE – Off Festival

Saturday 20th August – MALGUENAC – Festival de Malguenac 

Friday 26th August – VENLO – Zomerparkfeest Venlo