|Victor Ha of Things We Say|
Photo by Anne Spina
Last summer, my dad and I went to This is Hardcore for the first time. Joe Hardcore gets a lot of different cool bands from all over the place to play there. I got to see a lot of cool bands I had never heard before. One of the most cool was a band from Korea called Things We Say. Their vocalist was cool and let me interview them. These guys are AWESOME!
PMAKid: One of the things that is really cool about hardcore is that I get to meet people from all over the world. You guys are from South Korea. Can you tell me a little bit about the scene in South Korea? How long have you guys been a band?
Victor: Yeah that is one of the coolest things about hardcore music. I totally agree with you. We have a decent scene here in Korea. There are many hard working bands playing shows constantly. We’ve been around since 2004. So it looks like it will turn 10 years this summer.
PMAKid: All the crazy things happening in North Korea would make me a little scared if I lived in South Korea. What is it like growing up in a country that has been basically at war since the 1950s?
Victor: We feel pretty secure living in Korea. It has been so long, so people seem to forget that the war is technically not over yet. So it is not crazy as people would think about my country. If you have a chance, you should visit Korea. I know many of my friends from North America fell in love with Korea. You would love Korean food and hardcore scene here, too.