It’s been a nice refreshing breath lately for Wagamama Rakia, who’ve always been good but haven’t always been noticeable (despite this, they weren’t even considered for the Corenament!). On the strength of their good year so far, I started to follow them more closely, with payoff. New things are afoot!
To recap: They have themselves an anniversary live coming up in June, but are also embarking on a two-man tour (neat!) and … are adding a fourth member! And also continue to be loud and increasingly interesting. Let’s keep our eyes open.
In a remarkable little coincidence, I had gone looking up YKG the other day to see if they were doing anything notable, and I was happy to see that they have activities planned around their fifth anniversary(!):
You can learn more about that stuff and even look at the … look, idol merch is idol merch; if you want a tote bag with your favorite group’s one-off event logo on it, you know what you’re getting yourself into.
But then your friend and mine, Phillter, the world’s greatest YKG fan, sent this neat little video of them doing a live cover of BiSH’s “Hoshi ga,” and …