August 20, 2012 Two X released their debut EP: Double Up
Two X (투엑스) was originally a a five-member girl group under J. Tune Camp. Two years later, in 2014, the group left J. Tune and signed on with Star Gaze Entertainment. Member Min Joo left the group in 2016, then the next year the group stopped all activities and was confirmed to have disbanded.
August 17th, 2012 Eastern Sidekick released their first album: The First
Eastern Sidekick (이스턴 사이드킥) is a rock band who has been releasing music since 2010. This track has a killer opening and is rather energetic. The artwork for this album is a must-see, as it looks like a Korean rock band entering Narnia in a bizarre way.
August 16th, 2012 Skarf released their debut single: Skarf
Skarf (스카프) was a five-member girl group who debuted in 2012. “Oh!Dance” is an airy dance track with a pleasant chorus and upbeat mid-song breakdown. Unfortunately, they disbanded a year later after released only two projects.
Honorable Mentions: 2013 – Kim Sori (김소리 ) – Bikini Her single, with the track: “Bikini”
August 14th, 2012 E7 released their only single: Rising Sun
E7 (이세븐) was a boy group who debuted under Excellent Entertainment in 2012. Interestingly, while you might think their name might imply that they had seven members, they actually only had six. “U” is an upbeat track with Unfortunately we’ll never know what kind of a group they would become, as they disbanded after only releasing this single.
August 13th, 2012, EXID released the mini-album: Hippity Hop
EXID (이엑스아이디) is a group formed by AB Ent. in 2012. EXID is short for Exceed in Dreaming, and the group originally consisted of: Dami
(다미), Yuji (유지), Haeryung (해령), LE
(하니) & Jeonghwa
(정화). Yuji started out as a trainee under JYP, but didn’t debut so she got Hani, Haeryung & Junghwa to audition at AB Ent. Dami who was already a trainee under the label got added to the group and LE was scouted from being a underground rapper. This lineup only released one single together: ‘’Whoz That Girl’’. In April of 2012 Yuji, Dami, and Haeryeong left the group and was replaced by Solji (솔지) & Hyelin
(혜린). EXID then released ‘’I Feel Good’’ and their first EP which peaked at #13 on the Gaon Albums Chart.
August 10, 2012 NIA released their fifth single album: Summer Wink
NIA (니아) is a four member female rock band under RuntoAsia Entertainment. The group consists of Jeon So Yeon, HwangBo Na Rae, Choe Young Sin, and Seo Ji Yeon. They have not had a release since this album.
Jang Jane (장재인) born Jang Jae In is a solo artist and composer under Mystic89. She has been writing songs since the age of 15, lending her voice to multiple OSTs, and even making a cameo in the 2015 K-Drama Perseverance Goo Hae Ra.
July 25th, 2012, ViViD released the special single: 무서운 이야기
Vivid (비비드) was a group active from 2012 to 2016. The group was formed by Ntree Ent. and consisted of: S2, Seed (씨드), Showking
Shin Ah-reum(신아름), Jeong A Yeong (정아영) & Park Sung-hee (박성희). This lineup released 3 singles together: ‘’딱 걸렸어’’, ‘‘Breathless’‘ & ‘‘Save It’‘. ‘무서운 이야기‘ was a single made for the OST for Horror Stories. In 2015 they came back as a 4 member group, S2 and Seed had left the group. A year later a sub-unit called Thank You (땡큐), which was made up of Sung-hee, Ah-reum & A Yeong.
July 17th, 2012, Sunny Days released the single: Glory Korea
Sunny Days (써니데이즈) was a group active from 2012 to 2016 ‘’Glory Korea’’ was a song made for the Korean athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics. The song is a digital single, and was released after their first single, but doesn’t count as their second single, which is ‘’Don’t Touch Me’’.