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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Seoul, Seoul, South Korea | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Building Rockets With DTSQ"

This is a long long interview. Please click the link! - DOINDIE


Every time we came across DTSQ stickers all over the streets of Hongdae and Itaewon we thought they referred to a clothing brand or skate shop. Well we weren't too far off as we discovered that DTSQ is actually a punk band. DTSQ debuted in 2014 with the dance-punk single D-Punk and released their first EP in 2015. The trio is now on embarking on a European festival circuit which means that Sara Amroussi Gilissen was able to catch them in London. This gallery takes us through some very unique pre-show rituals and the raw energy of their live show. We sincerely recommend catching them live and we're looking forward to a full-length release! - MUTZINE

"Review: K-Rock Showcase with Dead Buttons, Max Raptor, DTSQ and We Are The Night @ The Forge (London, 25th May 2016)"

As a warm-up show for the K-MUSIC FESTIVAL, happening September 2016, the Korean Cultural Centre in the UK (KCCUK) and the Korean Creative Contents Agency (KOCCA) have brought three South-Korean rock bands to The Forge, in Camden, on Wednesday 25th May.

The most notorious South-Korean musical export might be K-Pop, those catchy pop tunes danced along by skilled young idols, but there is much more to the contemporary Korean popular music scene, and the K-Rock showcase was indeed a means to show it and defy the stereotypes.

The line-up saw three bands, DTSQ, We Are The Night and Dead Buttons, rotate on the stage, alongside Max Raptor, the only British act of the night, who performed the same kind of punk-rock that DTSQ and Dead Buttons represented.

DTSQ, a three-man band, were the first to perform. They played a raw punk rock, infused with electronic sounds and psychedelia, with an energy that engaged the whole crowd – at some point, guitarist Su-Hyun Kim jumped off the stage and played a riff in the midst of the audience that captured the attention of the whole venue. - Rhythm Passport


For lovers of well-crafted Korean Indie rock looking for confirmation that the genre is striding forth with verve and confidence, DTSQ are blazing an incendiary trail to follow. This debut EP from another Zandari Festa standout act impresses on all fronts. Right from the get-go with the AC/DC-ish
intro (think ‘Thunderstruck’) that morphs into a snarling fret-fest with an Apollo 440 edge on ‘5 Days in ISS’, to the incongruously acoustic coda of ‘D-Punk’ that sees the effort out, the effect is riveting. ‘Bitch’ comes across like the Electric Stars on steroids, while ‘Ding Dong Ditch’ drives new British rock like November 5 right into your solar plexus, and ‘Monster’ shows the quartet at their melodic-but-crunchy best; the vocals throughout the CD (all in English) further elevate the mood…Stunning debut and – all being well – a harbinger of greatness. Too good to ignore! - 10 Magazine


2014 Single <D-Punk>
2015 EP <Dig Out From A Box In The Basement>
2016 Single <The Brain Song>



DTSQ was formed in 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. 

We have played at least 150 gigs now, of all sizes. Including Zandari Festa 2015, 2016  (Seoul, South Korea), Nuits Sonores 2016 (Lyon, France), Liverpool Sound City 2016 (liverpool, UK), Primavera Sound 2016 (Barcelona, Spain). Also we're the winner of Korea House of Vans's musicians wanted 2016.

DTSQ is about the rough and raw flavour of punk rock, combined with influences from various music genres such as garage rock, psychedelic, techno and house.

When we're on the stage we avoid staying still at all costs, we want to be energetic and we want to share the energy with the audience. Giving off the right vibes and making sure people go a little mad is our top priority. 

We were all big fans of music long before becoming members of DTSQ and we respect all the great artists and records all over the world.

Band Members