This is an archive item from Supersonic 2018

“It is hard to compare Tirikilatops to anyone, in fact you might be hard pushed to pull out their inspirations from their sound – something that feels rare of late.”– Unitedkpop.com

Tirikilatops, hatched in Seoul in 2014, is an avant-garde cross cultural collaborative effort between UK and South Korean artists/musicians. Together they forge bizarre electro k-pop from an ingredients list that contains kimchi beats, pop sensibilities, offbeat lyrics, hacked keyboards, rice wine, halloween attitudes and super earworm melodies.

Their guiding forces are surrealism, dada, forteana and charity shop finds. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Selected in partnership with The Quietus