Following hot on the heels of the new BiSH album “CARROTS and STiCKS” comes this solo single from the glasses member, HASHiYUME ATSUKO (ハシヤスメ・アツコ), real name Kuramoto Aoi (倉本あおい). Featuring muscley background back dancers (as well as some back dancers that you might find familiar), “A la mode (ア・ラ・モード)” changes things up from the usual punk assault of BiSH with a thoroughly pop electronic offering that feels like it lives up the refrain “We can’t stop music; I got the best music.” What I found particularly endearing was the way the other members of BiSH seemed to fawn over ATSUKO’s performance in a way that felt sisterly: her group mates WANT her to succeed. ATSUKO definitely has a distinctive delivery and the charm of a librarian breaking out of the stacks for a weekend out at the lake for the all you can eat buffet. I mean every word of that as a compliment, so don’t even start to bash. At this point I would link you to “A la mode”, but the powers that be don’t seem to have links for me.
BiSH (“Bish” ビッシュ), also known as Brand-new idol SHiT (Shinsei Kuso Idol, 新生クソアイドル), is a Japanese idol group that was founded in 2015 by their manager Watanabe Junnosuke. The group was conceived as a successor to BiS, whose first incarnation had disbanded the previous year but have since developed their own identity. In January 2015, Watanabe Junnosuke announced his plans to restart BiS and opened auditions to find members. In March, Yukako Love Deluxe, Cent Chihiro Chittiii, Hug Me, Momoko Gumi Company and Aina The End were announced as members of BiSH. The members’ faces were obscured with black contact lenses and could not be revealed until they each attained 4,444 followers on Twitter. On May 5th, 2016 BiSH released their major debut single, DEADMAN, on Avex Trax. BiSH’s current lineup includes members CENTCHiHiRO CHiTTiii (セントチヒロ・チッチ), AiNA THE END (アイナ・ジ・エンド), MOMOKO GUMi COMPANY (モモコグミカンパニー), HASHiYASUME ATSUKO (ハシヤスメ・アツコ), LiNGLiNG (リンリン), and AYUNi D (アユニ・D).
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