The fifth annual Zandari Festa is taking place in Hongdae from September 30 –
October 3. To spotlight some of the event’s performers, Korea Gig Guide is asking a bunch of acts five simple questions.
For this installment, we’re talking with Pete Jenkins, the bassist for I Set the Sea on Fire from the UK. I Set the Sea on Fire will play at Zandari Festa on Sunday, October 2 at 8 pm at SangSang Madang. Now let’s get to his answers!
1) Why are you excited to be performing at Zandari Festa 2016?
We’re so excited to be a part of the festival, it’s such an incredible opportunity for any band and an amazing platform for smaller bands to be discovered by a completely new audience it would be really hard to reach without Sound City or Zandari Festa. We’re looking forward to representing the UK’s wide music scene in such a wonderful city that we can’t wait to explore and we can only hope the festival will open doors to more exciting opportunities whether these are in South Korea or not.
2) What can people expect from a I Set the Sea on Fire live show?
We somehow manage to mix trumpet, trombone and flute with four-part harmony on stage. So you can expect a massive, energetic live sound!
3) For fest-goers not familiar with I Set the Sea on Fire yet, what should they know about you?
We’ve been going for about seven years, changing lineups for the whole of this time. We’ve just recorded our debut album, “Sleep Now Suburbia,” with a Sheffield-based producer, and are releasing the B-sides to this just after our trip to South Korea. We’re looking forward to debuting this in Seoul!
4) Aside from performing, what else would you like to do during Zandari Festa 2016?
Meeting people who work in the international music scene, other bands, and music lovers from around the world. You’ll find us most days watching new bands around the festival and finding our next favourite artist. Obviously the inevitable beer and our favourite game of table football and pool will have to fit in somewhere though.
5) If you can go drinking with another Zandari Festa act, who do you want it to be?
We’re really looking forward to meeting the other UK acts who are flying over there, as well as finding the local music of Seoul! If we could drink one with one act we know, it would be She Drew The Gun, as we follow a lot of their music!