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Korean punk band to record for Japan

Crying Nut
Crying Nut
Punk band Crying Nut is to feature on a charity album to raise money for Japan disaster relief efforts. Korea’s best-selling indie band of all-time is to record a cover-version of a Coldplay song for the album to be made at an international music festival in Singapore.

The charity album is to be released worldwide and will feature some of the 40 artists from 18 countries performing at the Music Matters festival being held on May 26 and 27.

International artists will be given the challenge of re-recording of British band Coldplay’s single “Fix You” in just 36 hours. The different versions of the track will then be put on an album. Proceeds from its sale will go to Japanese charities in the wake of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that the country suffered in March.

Crying Nut bandmember Kim In-Soo said: “We feel very fortunate to be part of this charity album to help Japan. It is amazing how music can make a big difference in this world. It will be fun to work with other bands from other countries and we send our best regard to people in Japan.”

Crying Nut was to perform Thursday as one of the headline acts for the official Music Matters Industry Showcase at Central Fountain Square in Singapore.

The band was then set to play two more gigs at the festival on Friday and Saturday.

Renowned for rambunctious live shows, Crying Nut’s 1998 debut album “Speed Up Losers” sold more than 100,000 copies.