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Zandari Festa 2017 – Five Questions with Ego Function Error

The sixth annual Zandari Festa will be taking place in Hongdae from September 29 –
October 1 with 140 international and domestic acts. To spotlight some of the event’s performers, Korea Gig Guide is asking a bunch of acts five simple questions.

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For this installment, we’re talking with Minjung Kim, vocalist of local Seoul act Ego Function Error. Now let’s get to her answers!

Why are you excited to be performing at Zandari Festa 2017?

Zandari has allowed us to step forward every year since 2013, so it’s not just a showcase for us. We’d like to say Zandari is a vitamin for us.

There have been a lot of cases in which Korean independent musicians like us are able to perform overseas such as when we played at Midem 2016 or toured Japan last year. We think the trigger for this was definitely Zandari Festa.

When we hang out with musicians and delegates from many different countries in Seoul during Zandari Festa, we feel like we are facing an enormous, energetic surge from around the world. We are convinced that all the musicians, regardless of their nationality, will cause an explosion in Hongdae with their energy and performances this year as well.

What can people expect from a Ego Function Error live show?

Ego Function Error simply means ‘crazy person’. All you need to do is just have fun and jump at our show. Let’s go crazy together!

For fest-goers not familiar with Ego Function Error yet, what should they know about you?

We are a psychedelic punk rock band. We are willing to protest and stand up against against things that are wrong in this society like sexual discrimination or stereotypes. But instead of punk rock’s typical three-chord playing, we choose a psychedelic way to spread our messages.

Aside from performing, what else would you like to do during Zandari Festa 2017?

Attend the after party. It’s definitely something that everyone at the fest should go to. It’s filled with so many great people and has an amazing vibe. During Zandari, we’re going to put all of our energy into meeting and hanging out with passionate and talented friends from all over the world.

If Ego Function Error was a cocktail, what would it be and why?

A long island ice tea, which is sour, sweet and strong!