BiSH Releases Highly-Anticipated Music Video for ‘Sayonara Saraba’
09.August.2022 | MUSIC
On August 6, BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ released the music video for their song Sayonara Saraba! The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31.
Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Official Music Video)
Sayonara Saraba was created in collaboration with Taka from ONE OK ROCK and MEG from MEGMETAL and features lyrics written by KENTA from WANIMA. This is the first time BiSH has collaborated with an outside producer for a series of releases, and this electrifying rock number shows a different side of the group.
The coupling song, A long way to go, was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK.
The music video was directed by Kento Yamada, who has produced a number of other videos for the group.
The teaser trailer, released previously, shows a stylish video with an eye-catching red and black color scheme.
Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Teaser)
More information regarding the 9th and 10th consecutive single has been released! The 9th song will be released on September 21, while the 10th will be released on October 26. Be sure to give them both a listen!
Release Date: August 31, 2022
・First Run Limited Edition (Single CD＋Blu-ray＋Live CD＋Photobook)
Price: ¥11,000 (Tax Included)
・DVD Version (Single CD＋DVD)
Price: ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
・CD Version (CD only)
Price: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
BiSH iS OVER! Special Site: https://www.bish.tokyo/BiSH_iS_OVER/
BiSH, a popular punk band without instruments, will release its final single Bye-Bye Show on March 22, 2023.
In BiSH’s Bye-Bye Show Document posted to YouTube, it was revealed that the title track was written and produced by Kazuya Yoshii of The Yellow Monkey. It also features performances by Hideaki Kikuchi, Yoichi Hirose, and Eiji Kikuchi, the guitarist, bassist, and drummer of The Yellow Monkey, respectively.
Bye-Bye Show – BiSH Document
Nearly eight years ago, BiSH began with the song Spark, with the band citing The Yellow Monkey as a major influence. Fittingly, the members will bid farewell to the group with Bye-Bye Show, performed by musicians who had such major impacts on their careers and music.
In addition, a cover of The Yellow Monkey’s famous track SPARK will be included as a coupling track on the new single. Bye-Bye Show was pre-released on all major streaming services on February 20, and the music video was released on the same day.
Bye-Bye Show – BiSH
At the end of the video, it was also announced that the name of the final BiSH concert to be held at Tokyo Dome on June 29 would be titled Bye-Bye Show for Never.
The epic finale of BiSH’s eight-year career is coming soon, and you won’t want to miss it.
Release Date: March 22, 2023
Official Shop: https://bish.lnk.to/0322_CD
BiSH Reveals Artwork and Bonus Images for ‘BiSH OUT of the BLUE’ Concert Blu-Ray Release
24.January.2023 | MUSIC
BiSH, a punk band without instruments, has unveiled the cover art for the BiSH OUT of the BLUE Blu-ray. Fans can get their hands on this incredible release on February 15, 2023. The band has also revealed some special bonuses available at CD shops while supplies last.
BiSH OUT of the BLUE was the group’s largest-ever outdoor solo concert and was held at
the Fujikyu Highland Conifer Forest on October 22, 2022. Fans can also find a limited
edition Blu-ray/DVD which will also include live footage from the annual FiNE NATURE
SENSATiON (previously TOKYO BiSH SHiNE) free concert held at Zepp DiverCity.
Preorders are now open so be sure to check out the details below!
BiSH Announces Disbandment Date at Yoyogi National Gymnasium Concert, Special Video Released
28.December.2022 | MUSIC
BiSH, a punk band without instruments, has unveiled its disbandment date. The announcement was made during the group’s solo concert at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on December 22. The group will cease to be following a performance at Tokyo Dome on June 29, 2023.
BiSH Disbandment Date Decided! (June 29, 2023 at Tokyo Dome)
During an MC at the beginning of the encore, Sentochihiro Chicchi announced that a one-man concert will be held at Tokyo Dome on June 29, 2023, the same day the group will disband.
Read the full transcript of the announcement below:
“All of us have had big dreams from the very beginning.
BiSH will disband on June 29 at Tokyo Dome, a place we’ve always dreamed about.
The goal has been set, but BiSH has always pushed forward with all of our strength. That won’t change in 2023, and we’ll keep giving our all with love and gratitude. We’ll do our best and the flame of each BiSH member will keep burning bright through next year. Keep supporting us! We love you!”
Check out the video below to see snippets of the MC.
BiSH / December 22, 2022 – The Most Beautiful BiSH in the World at Yoyogi National Gymnasium:https://youtu.be/TOvZWZzPK_U
The recent concert was the first time in BiSH’s history that every song was performed by a full orchestra in addition to the band.
Be sure to follow BISH until the very end!
BiSH Unveils Artwork for Newest Track ‘ZUTTO’ Along with New Artist Visual
01.December.2022 | MUSIC
BiSH, known as a punk band without instruments, has unveiled the release date, artwork, and artist visual for their 12th consecutive release in 2022.
After releasing twelve consecutive singles each month for the past year, the newest and final entry is here, titled ZUTTO. The song was composed by Kenta Matsukuma with lyrics by JxSxK.
BiSH is set to suspend its activities in 2023, making these releases all the more precious. The final line of the song is fitting–”I have to go but I’m not alone.” The future of each of the six members may not be certain, but this fast-paced track is sending them off with excitement.
The new artist visuals show the members against a pitch-black background. The artwork for the CD has also been released along with the design of the sticker for the 12-month series of releases.
ONE OK ROCK is now massively popular around the world. The rock band has just announced a Japan Dome tour set to be held in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, and Saitama starting in January 2023.
The band released the new album LUXURY DISEASE in September, followed by a 23-city North American tour. Venues across the states have completely sold out, and ONE OK ROCK has already announced that it will join MUSE on its North American tour. Keep an eye out for more information!
ONE OK ROCK 2023 LUXURY DISEASE JAPAN TOUR
January 28, 2023: Aichi / Vantelin Dome Nagoya
January 29, 2023: Aichi / Vantelin Dome Nagoya
February 4, 2023: Fukuoka / Fukuoka PayPay Dome
February 5, 2023: Fukuoka / Fukuoka PayPay Dome
February 11, 2023: Osaka / Kyosera Dome Osaka
February 12, 2023: Osaka / Kyosera Dome Osaka
April 4, 2023: Tokyo / Tokyo Dome
April 5, 2023: Tokyo / Tokyo Dome
April 22, 2023: Saitama / Belluna Dome
April 23, 2023: Saitama / Belluna Dome
ONE OK ROCK to Join Muse on North American Tour Starting February 2023
14.November.2022 | MUSIC
ONE OK ROCK has become an incredible success with audiences around the world. The Japanese rock band will join Muse’s North American tour starting in February 2023 as special guests along with Evanescence, and the three musical acts will tour arenas in the US and Canada for around a month.
The band released their album Luxury Disease in September. Immediately following this, ONE OK ROCK headlined a 23-city North American tour, selling out a number of shows.
Be sure to follow ONE OK ROCK as they continue their upward climb to become international superstars!
WILL OF THE PEOPLE WORLD TOUR 2023
02/25/2023 Chicago, IL – United Center
02/26/2023 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/28/2023 Austin, TX – Moody Center
03/02/2023 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
03/03/2023 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
03/05/2023 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
03/07/2023 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
03/09/2023 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/11/2023 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
03/12/2023 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
03/14/2023 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/15/2023 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/17/2023 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
03/19/2023 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
*ONE OK ROCK will perform from February 25 until March 19.
Official Site: https://www.oneokrock.com/jp/tour/
ACCAMER Releases Music Video for ‘I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss’ Ending Theme
ACCAMER released the song Nomic on streaming services on October 7. The track serves as the ending theme for the anime series I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, and on October 15, the music video was revealed!
The new music video was produced by the song’s writer Sheeno Mirin, and is a unique creation perfectly suited for the track. In the past, ACCAMER has worked with eminent video creators on her music videos, including sakiyama, Ryuuseee, and Yuma Saito.
The music video was illustrated by up-and-coming artist Meri, who also created the cover art for Nomic. The video was edited by video director bondbond, and fans will also want to keep an eye out for ZAZA’s avant-garde CG work. The lyrics, which scroll vertically, are somewhat hypnotic, and this is certain to be one video you won’t forget!
Nomic – ACCAMER (Music Video)
Released: October 15, 2022
Music Video: https://youtu.be/MSNNBHugtag
BE:FIRST Releases Poignant Music Video for First Love Song ‘Message’
14.October.2022 | MUSIC
Popular boys group BE:FIRST has released the music video for Message. The track was featured on the group’s chart-topping first album BE:1 released on August 31.
Message is BE:FIRST’s first love song, featuring a soundscape punctuated by sweet guitar riffs. The mid-tempo ballad is a collaboration between singer-songwriter eill, whose songs reflect elements of soul and R&B and whose silky, soulful voice is incredibly addicting; Matt Cab, whose musical sense and unique sound is perfect for a wide range of genres; and MATZ and SKY-HI, who have attracted attention as next-generation artists who lead the Japanese dance music scene.
The music video shows seven people in love and was filmed like a drama series. The seven performers portray their daily lives as they fall in love, struggle with love, and learn to move forward. The powerful dance is also a highlight. Check out the dramatic performances of the seven members in this elaborate setting.
BE:FIRST is currently on its first nationwide tour, titled BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023. The tour will take the members to 17 cities nationwide for a total of 29 shows.
Be sure to watch this dance-filled music video, offering a glimpse at a new side of BE:FIRST.
Ado Wins Big for Two Consecutive Months: Recochoku Announces Best Songs for September 2022
10.October.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for September 2022.
Ado tops both the single and album charts for the second month in a row with her tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, the main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022. The theme song for the film, New Genesis, ranked top in the weekly rankings on September 7, September 14, and September 28. Back in August, Ado dominated the charts as well, with I’m Invincible and Where the Wind Blows taking the top spots.
Ado also took first place in September’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. A number of other popular artists worked on the album, including Yasutaka Nakata, Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Vaundy, FAKE TYPE., Hiroyuki Sawano, Yuta Orisaka, and Motohiro Hata. The album for the film also ranked top in the weekly rankings on September 7, September 14, and September 28.
In August, Ado took the top spot for both most popular song and most popular album on RecoChoku’s download ranking, and the singer has done it again in September.
If you haven’t listened to Ado’s collection of songs from the new ONE PIECE film, this is your sign to do so.
RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – September 2022
(Announced October 1, 2022)
1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
2nd Place: Hitotsuboshi – KOH+
3rd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
4th Place: Velvet – back number
5th Place: I’m Invincible (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado
1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
2nd Place: Luxury Disease – ONE OK ROCK
3rd Place: YUZU ARENA TOUR 2022 SEES -ALWAYS with you- Yuzu
4th Place: Hitotsuboshi ~Galileo Collection 2007-2022 – KOH+
5th Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
BUMP OF CHICKEN Releases Music Video for SOUVENIR, the Second Opening for Anime Series Spy x Family
Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN has released the music video for the song SOUVENIR, the second opening theme for the popular anime series Spy x Family. The second cour of the series began airing on October 1.
SOUVENIR is the band’s first new song in about six months and was added to streaming services on September 29. Unsurprisingly, the track has been a hit, performing well on the charts.
The music video was directed by Spikey John, who is working with BUMP OF CHICKEN for the first time.
Prior to the music video’s release, a fast-paced teaser video shot on a highway was released, and many fans have been anxious to see what the full-length video would look like.
Are you watching Spy x Family? How do you feel about the new opening song and animation?
SOUVENIR – BUMP OF CHICKEN
Music Video: https://youtu.be/C9vAUfSEh8Q
Rina Sawayama Releases Music Video for ‘Hurricanes,’ Studio Performance of ‘This Hell’
28.September.2022 | MUSIC
Born in Niigata and living in London, international singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama released her second album Hold The Girl on September 16. The album has already received rave reviews from media outlets worldwide, with NME calling it “the best British pop album of the year.”
Sawayama has now released the music video for her single Hurricanes, which can also be found on her newest album. The impressive video features an incredibly powerful performance with the band in the middle of a violent storm. Be sure to check it out below!
Hurricanes – Rina Sawayama (Official Music Video)
A studio performance version of the song This Hell, the first single from the album and a fan favorite, has also been released. The video features incredible dancers and a live band.
This Hell (Live) – Rina Sawayama | Vevo Studio Performance
Sawayama has also announced that she will hold her first solo Japan tour in January 2023, which will stop in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
Hold The Girl
Album (Including Lyrics with Bilingual Commentary): ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Purchase Bonus Details: https://www.universal-music.co.jp/rina-sawayama/news/2022-07-28/
Japan Concert Info:
Voice Actor Music Hero Project PRELUDERS Releases Music Video for ‘Horizon Climber’
On August 31, 2022, the voice actor, hero, and music project PRELUDERS released the album By Your Side. Now, the music video for the song Horizon Climber by High Five has been released, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!
High Five is a group led by Asuka Morito (Junya Enoki), and Horizon Climber is a song filled with hope. Young people are encouraged to listen to imagine the kind of hero they’d like to become!
Horizon Climber Music Video
The music video for Horizon Climber depicts the fifth and final chapter of the voice drama Koubou (Beam of Light), in which the members of High Five and S-quad finally confront the two members of Vice Versa, voiced by Atsushi Tamaru and Shintaro Asanuma. The battle is ready to start, with Asuka (Junya Enoki) and Ko Kujikami (Yuma Uchida) taking on those who would threaten their friends. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from this exciting project!
Be sure to give this gorgeous video a watch!
Official Site: https://preluders.jp