Brand-new Idol Shit
Seishouin (清掃員; "Cleaning Staff" or "Garbagemen")
SUB TRAX (2015-2016)
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 under WACK that was founded in 2015.
They are often described as being "a punk band without instruments".
Members[edit | edit source]
- Cent Chihiro Chittiii (Founding member, captain)
- Aina The End (Founding member)
- Momoko Gumi Company (Founding member)
- Hashiyasume Atsuko (Joined August 5th, 2015)
- Lingling (Joined August 5th, 2015)
- Ayuni D (Joined August 1st, 2016)
Past Members[edit | edit source]
- Yukako Love Deluxe (Founding member, left May 2015)
- Hug Me (Founding member, graduated June 2nd, 2016)
History[edit | edit source]
2015[edit | edit source]
BiSH's starting lineup, Yukako Love Deluxe, Cent Chihiro Chittiii, Hug Me, Momoko Gumi Company and Aina The End were announced on March 9th. The members' faces were obscured with black contact lenses and could not be revealed until they each attained 4,444 followers on Twitter.
On April 3rd, Yukako Love Deluxe suddenly withdrew from BiSH. Her last-minute departure meant that an emergency recording session to replace her lines in Brand-new idol SHiT had to quickly be enforced.
In April, BiSH released a music video for the song BiSH: Hoshi ga Matataku Yoru ni, and more songs were released as free digital singles in the lead-up to the release of their debut album, Brand-new idol SHiT, on May 27th. By the time of the album's release, all tracks had been released for free.
On May 31st, BiSH held their first one-man live, THiS iS FOR BiS. During the show, they announced auditions for new members and a single to be released in September.
On August 1st, BiSH performed at Tokyo Idol Festival for the first time, however, their second day of performances was cancelled due to misbehaviour from their fans. The same happened to their sister group, POP. Despite this, both groups continued to be invited to Tokyo Idol Festival every year since.
On August 5th, Hashiyasume Atsuko and Lingling were announced as new members. Like the previous generation, their faces were obscured with contact lenses until they received more Twitter followers than Watanabe. However, Watanabe soon got impatient and lowered the follower amount to 5000.
BiSH's first single, OTNK, was released on September 2nd.
Towards the end of the year, BiSH's second album, FULL METAL JACKET, was announced with a planned release in January 2016. The album's name was later named to FAKE METAL JACKET. Like their first album, tracks from the album were gradually released as free digital singles leading to its release.
2016[edit | edit source]
On January 19th, on the final show of their IDOL is SHiT Tour, they announced their major debut with Avex Trax in May. The next day, FAKE METAL JACKET, was released.
On May 5th, BiSH released their major debut single, DEADMAN. Just eleven days later, Hug Me announced her graduation, citing family reasons. At the same time, auditions to find a replacement were announced.
Hug Me graduated from BiSH on June 2nd.
On August 1st, new member Ayuni D joined the group. Like all previous members, her face was obscured until she reached 10000 followers, which eventually got pushed back to 15000.
On October 8th, BiSH held the finale of their LESS THAN SEX Tour at the famous Hibiya Outdoor Concert Theatre, their largest venue yet.
Two days later, on October 10th, BiSH's major debut album, KiLLER BiSH was released.
In late November, BiSH announced that they would go on hiatus for the rest of the year while Aina The End underwent surgery for vocal polyps. They ended their activities with the free concert, iN THE END on December 5th.
2017[edit | edit source]
BiSH resumed activities in January 2017 with their sold-out BiSH NEVERMiND TOUR. All of their other concert tours for that year would also sell out.
BiSH's second major single, Promise the Star, was released on March 22nd.
On June 28th, BiSH released the mini-album, GiANT KiLLERS. The album included their first promotional tie-in song, "Shakai no Rule", used as the ending theme for the anime Heybot!.
On November 4th, BiSH had a surprise release of their second major album, THE GUERRiLLA BiSH. The album was released at a price of 299 yen without any prior advertising, and the surprise edition is packaged without cover art or a lyrics booklet, a reference to Kanye West's sixth album Yeezus. The album was eventually re-released with all the missing features on the 29th that same month.
2018[edit | edit source]
On March 28th, BiSH's second major single and second promotional tie-in release, PAiNT it BLACK was released. PAiNT it BLACK was used as the opening theme to the anime "Black Clover", with EMPiRE providing the ending theme. Not long after, their next promotional tie-ins, Life is beautiful / HiDE the BLUE were announced, and they released a music video for Toumeina Mama de Yuke., a song recorded to promote the Kirin Lemon soft drink.
On May 22nd, BiSH concluded their concert tour at Yokohama Arena, their largest venue to date, and where BiS had previously held their disbandment concert.
On June 27th, BiSH released their double a-side single, Life is beautiful / HiDE the BLUE, alongside a surprise additional single, NON TiE-UP, which poked fun at their recent promotional tie-in songs.
Founding members Aina The End and Cent Chihiro Chittiii released the joint solo single, Youji to Tsuki no Hime / Kienaide on September 19th, as a reward for ranking first and second in the previous year's WACK General Election.
BiSH's sixth major single, Stereo future, was released on December 5th.
On November 26th, BiSH announced an ongoing web series, BiSH no Kirekkire JAPAN, to begin streaming on Yahoo! from December 3rd.
On December 18th, BiSH won the "Best Newcomer" prize at the Japan Record awards, after having been nominated a month prior.
2019[edit | edit source]
On January 16th, BiSH featured on the Fist of the North Star 35th Anniversary Album "Lore".
BiSH released a digital single, Futarinara, on January 30th. The track was used as the theme song to the anime "3D Kanojo Real Girl".
On March 13th, BiSH featured on the track "Kanariya Sky" from Tokyo Ska Paradise's album "Rakuen Juusan Kei", and also took part in some performances with the group leading up to the album's release.
STiCKS was released exclusively on Apple Music on April 3rd.
On May 3rd, CARROTS was released, also as an Apple Music exclusive.
On June 12th, CARROTS and STiCKS was pre-released at Tsutaya and HMV stores for a limited time. This edition of the album had a fifty-fifty chance of being the official release, or a version recorded by Beat mints boyz.
CARROTS and STiCKS, was eventually released officially on July 3rd.
On August 7th, it was announced that BiSH were to be presented with a VMA award for the "Best Alternative Video" for Stereo Future. The award presented to BiSH at the MTV VMAJ Awards on September 18th.
On November 6th, BiSH released their second double A-Side single, KiND PEOPLE / Rhythm.
2020[edit | edit source]
In early 2020, BiSH revived their old YouTube channel, which, since signing to Avex, had only been used for occasional short promotional videos. To celebrate, and to promote the release of their fifth live home video release, And yet BiSH moves., the entirety of their And yet BiSH moves. concert was live-streamed on January 19th. More full-length concert footage was temporarily added to their YouTube following show cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In March, BiSH announced that they had recorded two new theme songs; "Buchinuke", to be used as the theme for the upcoming series, Super Radical Gag Family, and TOMORROW for the anime Kingdom.
TOMORROW was released as a digital single on April 13th.
May 27th was the five-year anniversary of the release of Brand-new idol SHiT. To commemorate this milestone, BiSH announced two releases scheduled for July:
The first, released on July 8th, is BiSH's first best-of album, FOR LiVE -BiSH BEST-. Intended as a thank-you to the live houses and CD stores that supported BiSH, all proceeds from this album will support music venues that are at risk of closure following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second album, released on July 22nd, is BiSH's "3.5th major album", LETTERS. Originally intended as a single, it was expanded to an EP as a means of cheering up the fans who can not currently see BiSH in person due to Japan's restrictions on public events.
On July 15th, BiSH participated in a promotion with the food delivery company, Uber Eats, where members delivered orders to customers homes.
In September, BiSH participated on the Parabellum Bullet track, "Discommunication", from the latter's newest album, "CHAOSMOLOGY". They were also selected as models for Adidas' ABC-MART collection.
In early October, BiSH announced a collaboration with Call Of Duty: Mobile. In-game events "Call of Duty: Mobile x BiSH" and "Special Live -STORY OF DUTY-" were held, with players being able to view a live video in-game where a new song written specially for the game was performed.
BiSH will release another home video release, TOKYO BiSH SHiNE6, on November 18th.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- See BiSH Discography
Publications[edit | edit source]
Other Media[edit | edit source]
Live Video[edit | edit source]
- [2017.01.18] Less Than SEX TOUR FiNAL "Teioosekkai" Hibiyaya Daiga Ongaku do
- [2017.11.01] NEVERMiND TOUR RELOADED THE FiNAL "REVOLUTiONS"
- [2018.07.29] BiSH "TO THE END"
- [2019.04.03] BRiNG iCiNG SHiT HORSE "THE NUDE"
- [2020.01.15] And yet BiSH moves.
- [2020.11.18] TOKYO BiSH SHiNE6
Film[edit | edit source]
- [2017.12.09] BiSH Documentary Movie "ALL YOU NEED IS PUNK and LOVE"
- [2018.07.29] BiSH Documentary Movie "SHAPE OF LOVE"
Web Series[edit | edit source]
- [2018.12.03] BiSH no Kirekkire JAPAN
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- BiSH was the group that started the tradition of stage names in WACK. While there were members of BiS who performed with stage names before, BiSH was the first group to have every member perform under a pseudonym instead of simply their real name in katakana.
- Are the most commercially successful WACK unit.
- Are the only WACK unit where none of the members appeared in a streamed audition boot camp before joining.