BiSH Post Live Video of Rare Indie Era Song ‘HUG ME’

23.January.2021 | MUSIC

Japanese idol band BiSH, often referred to as ‘the punk bank without instruments,’ posted a live video of their song HUG ME on Monday taken from their 8-hour video content BiSH presents FROM DUSK TiLL DAWN.

BiSH presents FROM DUSK TiLL DAWN features live footage of all of BiSH’s 93 songs along with skits during concerts and more.

  

HUG ME is a rare track taken from their 2015 album Brand new idol SHiT, the band’s first independent release. It features lyrics by former group member Hug Mii who left BiSH back in 2016.


The outfits for the group members (other than the original members AiNA, Chicchi, and Momoko) were newly created for this special live performance.

 

BiSH / HUG ME [BiSH presents FROM DUSK TiLL DAWN]

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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.

     

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