Jung Joon Young’s Drug Restaurant Battles Plagiarism Claims
Nicholas Kim, July 28, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Jung Joon Young’s band Drug Restaurant is currently embroiled in a recent wave of plagiarism claims after the release of their newest track ‘Mistake’. After only two months of the song being released, an Irish indie rock band named Two Door Cinema Club posted on their Twitter stating, "Nice to see we've inspired someone," as well as a link to Drug Restaurant’s ‘Mistake’.
Netizens have now come forward to compare the two songs, and the Irish band’s tracks ‘Someday’ and ‘What You Know’ definitely feature some similar guitar riffs. Drug Restaurant has denied that they copied Two Door Cinema Club by saying, The overall planning and vision of the song was by member Jo Dae Min, who really respects Two Door Cinema Club. The song is influenced by them, but it's not plagiarism."
It looks like they’re aware of the similarities as well. What do you think about this issue? Check out the videos below to listen to the tracks, and let us know what you think!