Punk in a Nutshell: Interview With Crying Nut

First of all, I want to say congrats on your return to the U.S. I know we’re ready for you to rock the stages here. What are you looking forward to the most with this U.S. Tour?

Yoonsik Park: We had a really good time during our US tour in 2012. We’re all looking forward to playing at SXSW in Austin, Texas again. It’s an amazing festival with bands from all over the world. We can’t wait to share our music with fans, other musicians, and music industry people at SXSW.

Having toured quite a bit overseas, what do you think the biggest difference in Korean audiences versus audiences from other countries?

Yoonsik Park: Korean audiences tend to cheer lots and have fun regardless of whether they know the band or not.  But overseas crowds only do this for bands they like.  It gives us a bit of extra motivation and work really hard to show audiences that don’t know us what we can do!

With last years’ ablum, Flaming Nuts[1], you really mixed up your sound and went to a lot of new places musically. Were you inspired by anything in particular for this change, or do you think you just changed over the years into a more global sound? 

Sangmyun Lee: We all enjoy lots of different kinds of music.  On Flaming Nuts[1], we wanted to try and incorporate all the different styles of music that the different members of our band like.


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