57 is a two-piece rock duo based in Seoul (South Korea) featuring guitarist JunHong Yun and drummer Seol Kim. Originally formed in 2012 as a three-piece, 57 (whose name comes from a song by Biffy Clyro, a major influence) reformed as a duo after their third member departed. In 2014, the band moved from their hometown of Jeonju to Seoul, where they immediately caught the attention of both crowds and critics who hailed them as a band to watch, and released their highly acclaimed self-titled debut EP. Heavily influenced by alternative, garage, and punk rock bands, the "57" EP captured the raw energy and sound that fans loved about their electrifying live performances. In 2015, 57 competed in two of South Korea's most prominent band audition competitions, winning first place at KT&G Band Discovery and reaching the finals of Hello Rookie. Riding the momentum of their success at these competitions, 57 went on to appear at many of the major Korean music festivals the following year, including Jisan Valley Rock Festival, Busan International Rock Festival, Jeju Stepping Stone Festival, and Korea’s largest international showcase, Zandari Festa. 2016 saw the band invited to the UK to play at the world-renowned Liverpool Sound City festival. Following this performance, the band embarked on a highly successful three-week tour of the UK, including appearances at Manchester's Night & Day Cafe and The Windmill in Brixton, London. 57 are currently working on their eagerly anticipated first full-length album, which is due to be released in March 2017. To celebrate, the band is planning to launch a spring tour of Korea and the UK.