Award-winning South Korean post-rock and post-hardcore act Apollo 18 formed in the summer of 2008 in the suburbs of Seoul. The trio released their debut EP, Red, in February 2009. In July 2009 they issued their  or The Blue Album full-length. Later that month, Apollo 18 performed at South Korea’s two largest summer rock festivals, the Jisan Valley Rock Festival and Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival. In September of 2009 they played at a pair of sold-out Tokyo gigs for Japanese indie label Zankyo Records fifth anniversary party.