BiSH Announce New Mini Album ‘LETTERS’ for July

28.May.2020 | MUSIC

Japanese idol group BiSH, also known as “the punk band without instruments,” have announced the release of a mini album, which they are also calling their “3.5th album” to be released from their major label. Titled LETTERS, it will be released on July 22, 2020. The group were originally going to release a new single, but decided to release a mini album of 7 songs instead, which includes some newly-recorded tracks.

 

Confirmed tracks include TOMORROW which is the opening theme for the TV anime series KingdomBuchinuke which is the ending theme for the Japanese drama Super Radical Gag Family, and co which is the main theme for Yoru no Yuenchi Kara no Dasshutsu, an escape game.

BiSH members Sentochihiro Chicchi also posted a video on the group’s official Twitter and YouTube channels to promote the album alongside photos taken by her and a message written to fans by her. You can hear a snippet of one of their new songs LETTERS in the video.

 

BiSH also announced the release of their first greatest hits album yesterday. Set to drop on July 8, 2020, all proceeds going to over 70 music venues which BiSH have performed at in the past.

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    05.June.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group BiSH, also known as “the punk band without instruments,” have revealed the tracklist for their upcoming first ever greatest hits album FOR LiVE – BiSH BEST-. The 27 track album will drop on July 8, 2020.”

    The two-disc album will include BiSH’s first ever song they released Spark as well as hits like BiSH -Hoshi ga Matataku Yoru ni-Orchestra, and Promise the Star and their latest singles KiND PEOPLE and Rhythm.

    The album will be released exclusively as First Press Limited Edition copies. It will be sold at CD shops and online music stores in Japan only—there will be no digital release on online music services. The reason for this is that BiSH want people to support their favourite music stores.

    All proceeds that Avex and WACK receive from the album will be donated to over 70 music venues which BiSH have performed at in the past.

     

    Back in 2019, BiSH had to cancel their performance in Matsuyama as part of their “NEW HATEFUL KiND TOUR.” They followed up this cancelled show by inviting all people who bought tickets to a free concert entitled “Thank you for KiND PEOPLE FREE LiVE in Matsuyama” which was held on November 9, 2020. BiSH have decided to release their performance of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE from that show on YouTube.

     

    BiSH / ALL YOU NEES IS LOVE [Thank you for KiND PEOPLE FREE LiVE in Matsuyama] at WstudioRED

    The concert was held at WstudioRED in Matsuyama and is the first time the footage has been made available.

  • BiSH Announce Greatest Hits Album With All Proceeds Going to Music Venues in Japan

    27.May.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group BiSH, also known as “the punk band without instruments,” have announced the release of their first ever greatest hits album FOR LiVE – BiSH BEST-. The 27 track record will drop on July 8, 2020.

    The album will be sold at CD shops and online music stores in Japan only—there will be no digital release on online music services. The reason for this is that BiSH want people to support their favourite music stores.

    All proceeds that Avex and WACK receive from the album will be donated to over 70 music venues which BiSH have performed at in the past.

    WACK music executive Junnosuke Watanabe spoke about this project and how he wanted to do something to support venues and CD shops who have had to close due to COVID-19. The album is being promoted with the hashtag #BiSHベストアルバム大作戦 (“Operation BiSH Greatest Hits Album”).

     

    Details about the album will be announced in the near future.

  • BiSH Cancel All Tour Dates But Release Mysterious New Tour Photo

    22.May.2020 | MUSIC

    BiSH have announced that all dates of their 7-date solo tour “BiSH’S GASP!!GOLD!!GHOST!!GALAXY!!GARBAGE!! TOUR,” which was set to begin on Thursday (May 21), as well as their first taiban tour “BiSH’S 5G are MAKiNG LOVE TOUR,” have been cancelled as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The staff and band considered postponing or altering the tours in some way, but it turned out to be difficult for everything to go to plan. All dates on the tours had told out. Information regarding ticket refunds is to be announced at a later date.

    BiSH posted a video of their performance of beautiful sa yesterday on their official YouTube channel. The performance is taken from their show at NHK Hall back on January 23 which was part of their longest tour to date, the “NEW HATEFUL KiND TOUR,” which ran for four months.

     

    BiSH / beautiful sa [NEW HATEFUL KiND TOUR] @ NHK Hall

     

    Below is a comment from BiSH member Lingling

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    How are all of our Cleaning Staff* doing? Today, we announce the cancellation of our spring solo tour and two-man tour, which we were looking forward to ourselves too.

     

    We are dying to perform live, so much so that it’s almost become a favourite phrase of ours recently to say, “When can we do it live again?” It’s sad that our schedules and the promises we’ve made which we were excited about are rapidly rolling further into the future, but in all of our tours up to now, at all venues, we leave our footprint by saying, “We’ll see you again! We are BiSH!” We haven’t forgotten that promise. We keep it close. So I am confident the day will come when we will meet again!

     

    It might not change anything for all of our Cleaning Staff, but we have released our live performance of “beautiful sa” from our NHK tour set list. We have received letters from people who have said that this song has helped them. I myself have felt encouraged reading those letters, so we decided in a time like this we would release this happy song in particular in hopes that we can give something back and bring smiles to BiSH, bands, and all of you.

     

    When the day arrives that we can finally perform live for you again, let’s all smile together again like this. I want to toge toge jump through the roof with everyone. Until then, stay safe and healthy. I can’t wait to see you again!!!

     

    ーTranslated from Japanese by MMN

    *The BiSH fan base is known as the Seisouin (清掃員) which translates to “cleaning staff” or “garbage collectors”

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    The band have also posted the key visual of what was to be their new look for the tour. The clothes, design, and shoot were all done by Kenta Sotobayashi.

  • BiSH Releases Music Video For Kingdom Anime’s Opening Theme ‘TOMORROW’

    11.May.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group BiSH have just released the music video for their new song TOMORROW which serves as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Kingdom.

    Since their 2016 debut, BiSH have been known as “the punk band without instruments,” but in this music video directed by Kentaro Osawa we see the members wielding instruments in a heated performance.

     

    BiSH – “TOMORROW” [OFFiCiAL ViDEO]

    The band also unveiled a new artist photo on their official website and Twitter account. TOMORROW was released on digital music services on April 13, 2020 and comes as the first new song from the group since their 6th single KiND PEOPLE/Rhythm last November.

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    At midnight on April 12, 2020, Japanese “punk band without instruments” BiSH released their new song TOMORROW on a number of streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, and iTunes. The new song serves as the anime opening theme for the episodes of Kingdom which started broadcasting in April. 

     

    TOMORROW is their latest single since KiND PEOPLE/ Rhythm which was released last year in November. 

    BiSH also unveiled a teaser video for TOMORROW on their official Twitter. The video shows all the band members engaging in a hilarious video call from their homes.

     

     

    Whether you’re a BiSH fan or a Kingdom fan, you just have to check out this song. 

  • BiSH to Perform ‘Kingdom’ Anime’s Opening Theme ‘TOMORROW’

    18.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    BiSHーthe Japanese punk band with no instrumentsーwill perform the opening theme TOMORROW for the upcoming TV anime series Kingdom which will premiere on NHK General TV on April 5, 2020.

    Kingdom is a manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. Serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since January 2006, it has shipped over 47 million copies and even received a hit live-action film adaptation.



    The upcoming third season of the anime series will cover the manga’s Alliance Arc which features what is known for having the biggest fight in Kingdom. A new promotional video was released which features the opening theme song TOMORROW by BiSH.

    ©Yasuhisa Hara/Shueisha・Kingdom Production Committee

     

    BiSH member Sentochihiro Chicchi said: “We are truly honoured to be responsible for the opening theme for Kingdom, an anime series loved by the world and overflowing with charm. We as a group were energised by the growth of the characters. They are strong and noble, with no friends or allies but with rich personalities. Although the times we and they live in are different, we are warriors who rush forward recklessly in order to survive. The characters are all super cool! BiSH will sing with all we have too. Without fail.”

  • BiSH Reveals Details On New Album ‘CARROTS and STiCKS’

    25.May.2019 | MUSIC

    Details on BiSH’s forthcoming album CARROTS and STiCKS as well its multiple CD covers were released over on the group’s official website. The album is set to drop on July 3.

    BiSH have been going all out with the promotion of their new album. The album was given a surprise announcement at the Bakuon Film Festival, a huge advertisement was displayed at Shibuya Station, 2,000 flyers featuring the album artwork as well as copies of their mini albums STiCKS and CARROTS were given out, a tour was announced―the list goes on.

    The record’s first disc will feature a total of 14 songs. This includes all the songs from their mini albums STiCKS and CARROTS which are already available to grab via Apple Music.

    The second disc will be a compilation of 7 hit songs including PAiNT it BLACK which was the first single from the group to reach No. 1 on Oricon’s Weekly charts, NON TiE-UP which enjoyed a huge release and response, stereo future which has gone down as selling more copies than any other track in BiSH’s discography, Futari Nara which was used as the main theme for season two of the popular anime series 3D Kanojo: Real Girl, and Small Fish, a song written to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Fist of the North Star.

    DVD and Blu-ray copies will also include the group’s free live performance at Yokohama Red Break Warehouse last December for 7,000 fans, 7 music videos, and all 16 episodes of their online programme BiSH no Kirekkire JAPAN.

     

    It will also include a 100-page photo book, and limited-edition copies are packaged in a shiny metal box.

    There are four different album covers to enjoy which can be viewed over on BiSH’s official website.

     

    The lead song for CARROTS and STiCKS will be released as an independent track in June. For the time being, you can enjoy their mini albums STiCKS and CARROTS.

     

    BiSH will perform their first ever local arena show on September 23 and are to headline Osaka-Jo Hall later this year.

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    2018 has been a successful year for BiSH, the idol group and “punk band with no instruments,” who topped Oricon’s Weekly Single Charts at No. 1 for the first time with PAiNT it BLACK back in April, performed at huge festivals across Japan, featured in a SoftBank promotional video and much more.

     

    To kick off their 2019, the six-piece group are set to perform the opening theme for the upcoming second season of TV anime series 3D Kanojo: Real Girl which will premiere on January 8, 2019.

    BiSH originally performed the ending theme song HiDE the BLUE for season one. They are now set to return to open the new series.

    Aina The End, member of BiSH and the lyricist for the new song commented the following: “BiSH doesn’t really sing a lot of love songs, so it feels fresh to sing something like this. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl always has moments that wring your heart. I hope that Futari Nara satisfies that perspective. ‘Sadness and melancholy will at some point become assets of life.’ That’s something I thought about when writing [the lyrics]. I will be happy if you can see only the world of these two [characters].”

     

    The release date for Futari Nara has yet to be announced but you can hear it first when the anime starts.

  • BiSH’s New Song ‘stereo future’ to Feature as GOD EATER 3’s Opening Theme

    09.November.2018 | MUSIC

    Six-member idol group BiSH are knee deep on their BRiNG iCiNG SHiT HORSE TOUR and are set to wrap it up with a final performance at Makuhari Messe at the end of the year.

     

    In the meantime, a music video for the group’s forthcoming single stereo future set to drop on December 5 has been released.

    The music video was shot over the course of two days at the Oya History Museum in Tochigi Prefecture. Though it’s a place where BiSH have filmed several music videos in the past, this time they featured locations they haven’t used before in addition to spots in the surrounding area. It also features BiSH’s most fierce dancing to date choreographed by the group’s own Aina The End. The emotional performance is backed by a band and strings section of 30 in the background

    It has also been announced that the new single will be used as the opening theme GOD EATER 3, an action RPG and newest entry to the GOD EATER series. A special version of the song entitled stereo future (GOD EATER 3 Ver.) to bring out the full world of the game. The track will be included on the single’s limited edition release.

     

    The single includes the coupling track S・H・i・T, a song about BiSH with lyrics written by the group’s own Ayuni D.

    BiSH never fail to get their passion and emotions across in every new release.

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