An influential British daily newspaper “The INDEPENDENT” recently covered SHINee’s performance at the London Korean Film Festival Opening Gala Concert.
Released on November 26th, the newspaper ran the article entitled, “K-pop craze: The K Factor”, which mainly focused on SHINee’s solo concert that took place on November 3 at Odeon West End Theater with member interviews.
The article stated, “The loudest screaming I’ve ever heard isn’t at a pop concert at the O2, or the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, or the Birmingham NEC – it’s ringing up and down the aisles of a cinema in central London”, adding that the cause of the screaming was, “a band you’ve probably never even heard of: SHINee, five pretty young men from Korea.”
Showing high interest, the article continued, “No wonder Odeon reported that the demand for tickets crashed their website just one minute after they went on sale – and it remained down for five hours.”
The newspaper also mentioned SM Entertainment and stated, “Companies such as S.M.Entertainment – who signed SHINee and other hugely popular groups such as Super Junior and Girls’ Generation – develop the talent from a young age, grooming their singing, dancing…… Most people started from high-school ages; Taemin actually started from elementary [primary] school age.”
Besides info on the actual concert, the article reported that British fans have high interest in Korean artists and focus on the angle that K-Pop has come suprisingly bigger than they thought.
Meanwhile, SHINee will be releasing their first album “THE FIRST” in Japan on December 7th.
Source: SM TOWN
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net