Like most kiwi musicians, Yery and Carl who form the indie-pop duo Imugi 이무기 get a lot of their money and fulfilment as artists through playing live shows. Having Covid snatch that away has been “quite scary,” says Carl. 

Even though restaurants and malls are now back in business, it might be several months before music venues can say the same. In the meantime, Imugi 이무기 are looking after themselves, supporting each other, and trying to stay off TikTok.

Sound Check is a series where we check in with musicians who were on the verge of breakthroughs... before a global pandemic happened.

Animation by Pippa Haslam. Made by Four and Five Films, with support from NZ on Air.