Balming Tiger

Seven essential new acts to see at Iceland Airwaves 2023

As the festival returns for another year, here's who to look out for across the many weird and wonderful venues of Reykjavík

Balming Tiger – ‘January Never Dies’ review: sonic explorations from adventurous alt K-pop collective

The group’s sprawling number reflects a boundary-less creativity – if some outfits are hindered by having many artistic voices, Balming Tiger are bolstered by it

10 emerging acts you can’t afford to miss at Sziget 2023

Heading to Óbudai-sziget this year? Add these stellar new artists to your must-see list

Flow Festival announces Balloon 360° stage line-up

The unique stage promises a "versatile group of exciting musicians" at the Finnish festival, where the likes of Blur, Wizkid, Lorde and Christine & The Queens are set to headline

Balming Tiger: alternative music collective pushing the boundaries of K-pop

The boundary-pushing group of multi-faceted creatives talk to NME about reimagining perceptions of Korean pop, being OK with not being perfect and their plans to shift the music industry

Balming Tiger discuss the “phenomenon” of K-pop: “K-pop is just whatever the f— you want”

The alternative K-pop collective also share their respect for rookie group NewJeans

The NME 100: essential emerging artists for 2023

Meet the NME 100, the essential new artists set to conquer 2023. Find your new favourite artist in our list

The 25 best K-pop songs of 2022

Rookies reigned this year – but you’ll still find standout songs by K-pop stalwarts on our list

Watch BTS’ RM perform ‘Sexy Nukim’ with Balming Tiger live for first time

The two acts gave a surprise joint performance at a charity event in Seoul

DMZ Peace Train: inside the music festival bringing positivity to Korea’s no man’s land

Held near the heavily militarised border between North and South Korea, the returning festival brings harmony and unity to an unlikely location – and sets an important example for the world at large. NME reports from the 2022 event, speaking to festival organisers and performers Starcrawler, Balming Tiger and Leenalchi