For this week’s NME Home Sessions we’re joined by the rising Seoul-based collective Balming Tiger, a self-proclaimed “multi-national alternative K-pop band” who have set their sights on going global with their arresting sound and style.
Performing against a bright backdrop and amid a set filled with intriguing artistic installations, Balming Tiger give us a taste of their eclectic sonic world – including the blending of fierce rapping over harsh Kanye-style beats with cooing, melodic vocals which float across airy instrumentals – through engaging performances of their February 2021 songs ‘LOOP?’ and ‘JUST FUN!’.
Balming Tiger rapper Omega Sapien then takes the reins to close out the three-song set as he is joined by special guest Lil Cherry for a rendition of their recent breezy joint single ‘CHROMEHEARTSRING’.
You can watch Balming Tiger’s full NME Home Sessions performance above.
For more NME Home Sessions, you can check out multi-instrumentalist Ela Minus’ recent set, Genesis Owusu and Kirin J Callinan stripping things back, Chloe Moriondo joining us from her bedroom and a performance from Shed Leopard Studios by Kara Marni.
Be sure to check back soon for more NME Home Sessions from music’s most influential artists, including some big names and a host of rising stars.