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Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015: The Barberettes performing LIVE at K-Pop Night Out

Korean doo wop girl group The Barberettes was one of the showcase artists at this year's K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase at SXSW. Here is a snippet of LIVE footage of the girl's performing on the night.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Sunwoo Jung-A - "Springirls" (South Korea, 2015)

Korean singer/songwriter Sunwoo Jung-A has released a brand new M/V titled "Springirls". The music video features 2NE1 member Sandara Park. Sunwoo Jung-A has previously worked with 2NE1 with writing the track "It Hurts". It was reported that Sunwoo Jung-A personally invited Dara to be on the MV.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Laboum - "Sugar Sugar" (South Korea, 2015)

Pyjamas have never looked so good! Korean girl group rookies Laboum have dropped their third single, "Sugar Sugar" and it is just as sweet, colourful and cute as it sounds.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Log - "Adore You" (Japan, 2015)

Visual kei dance-metal band LOG are back with more colour and texture in their new MV for "Adore You" - and it will make you dizzy if you sit too close to your screen. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Hotshot - "Midnight Sun" (South Korea, 2015)

K-pop rookie boy group Hotshot have returned with "Midnight Sun", the follow up to their debut track "Take a Shot". A feel-good pop dance track, the MV was filmed on location in Tokyo and has the feel of a video shot in the 90s thanks to its squareish resolution and use of film-style burn and light leak effects.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Crayon Pop - "FM" (South Korea, 2015)

Crayon Pop are the cutest superheroes ever in their brand new music video "FM", where the girls take on a wolf-man monster with their colourful attacks and in-sync dance moves.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Taeil - "흔들린다 (Shakes)" (South Korea, 2015)

Block B's main vocalist, Taeil, had just released his solo debut with "흔들린다 - Shakes". Different from the usual hip hop sounds of Block B, "흔들린다 - Shakes" is a sweet, simple song that showcases Taeil's sweet voice. Check it out!

Hello Asia! Interview: Anthony Brandon Wong (Sydney) chats about his character Le Bok on Maximum Choppage

Hello Asia! Editor Johnny Au chats with actor Anthony Brandon Wong about his character "Le Bok" on ABC’s Maximum Choppage, his work as an actor as well as an acting coach and his passion for all things food! You may (or may not) have seen him as "Ghost" in The Matrix sequels but his character in Maximum Choppage will leave you red faced and laughing till there are tears in your eyes.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015: Japan Nite ft. moumoon and Mahoshojo-ni-narita - Elysium (20.03.15)

The Japan Nite showcase celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year with another eclectic lineup of indie and pop music from Japan. From the Anime inspired sound of Mahoshojo-ni-naritai to a Gogol Bordello style act called Samurai Dynamites to country western inspired Pirates Canoe, indie pop the fin. to pop duo moumoon (pictured above), 70s inspired psychedelia of QUORUM right through to girl rock outfit TsuShMaMiRe. Japan Nite 2015 at SXSW had something for everyone. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out - Elysium (19.03.15)

The K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase returned for its third year at SXSW 2015. As per previous versions of K-Pop Night Out the artist lineup was an eclectic mix of Indie, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Electronica and Performance Art. This year's artists include Eastern Sidekick, Asian Chairshot, The Barberettes, EE and Hitchhiker. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out ft. Crayon Pop - Elysium (19.03.15)

The K-Pop Night Out music showcase at SXSW 2015 featured Chrome Entertainment's K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop. The girls of Crayon Pop debut their brand new comeback "FM" as well as played some of their much loved back catelog of songs. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out ft. EPIK HIGH - Elysium (19.03.15)

YG Entertainment's hip hop masters EPIK HIGH headlined the third K-Pop Night Out showcase at SXSW 2015. Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz performing for over an hour with a two track encore to satisfy their fans who packed the Elysium venue in Austin, Texas. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Apink PINK PARADISE - The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo (22.03.15)

Korean girl group Apink held their first ever full concert in Singapore last weekend. Titled PINK PARADISE, the six member group brought their cute concept to their adoring Singaporean fans. Photos by William Ho/Three Angles Production.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Apink PINK PARADISE - The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo (22.03.15)

Tension and excitement filled the air as fans came running – despite the security’s shouts of warning – into the Max Pavilion at the Singapore Expo when doors opened that Sunday evening. Finally back in Singapore, but this time for a full-length exclusive solo concert called PINK PARADISE, the six-member Korean girl group Apink – loved for their cute and innocent bubblegum pop concept – made me, as well as their fans, swoon that evening.

Apink holds PINK PARADISE press conference at The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo

Marking their third time in Singapore, but their first time holding a full-length solo concert on the sunny island, six-member Korean girl group Apink graced The Max Pavilion at the Singapore Expo at around 4.30pm for a short press conference with the media and some 300 lucky fans who got the exclusive chance to attend the press conference.