What’s New, Wagamama Rakia?

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.

I Want to Say That Wagamama Rakia’s New Single Is Pretty Good

You may know by now that “Trash?” is out, in stores, at venues, etc.:

I kept hoping that the release would coincide with an obligatory MV release; Wagamama’s starting to push up and out more, gaining followers and attaching to other notables in the chika world, so it made sense (to me) to make a bit more of the release, try to generate some buzz, etc. What they teased out today does not obviate a possible video for the A-side, and it’s a nice preview nonetheless! Continue reading

May This Lift Wagamama Rakia to Real-deal Prominence

Oh heck yeah! It had been so long since Wagamama Rakia was legitimately on my radar that the last reference to them I’d seen was a not-recent Facebook post to year-old video of theirs. I knew they were around because the members are hilariously busy on Twitter, but whether they were ever actually up to much of anything, I legitimately didn’t know. And then today, exploding out of the fandom woodwork, came what must be their first MV in like … a really long time. Which would make sense, seeing as how it’s their second single. I had to think about that. It’s been a long time!


That’s solid work

They also uploaded a bunch of pro-cut live video from their one-man: Continue reading

Bonus Thursday Hurtsday: Live Wagamama Rakia!

Who else out there remembers Wagamama Rakia? I do, because I was momentarily significantly excited about them last year, only to be just as let down as always.

Why can’t idols always be exactly what I want them to be?!

At any rate, Pure Idol Heart had brought them up the other day, and then Viz Major was sharing this on Facebook and I felt like, yeah, sure, let’s have a look in: Continue reading

While We’re on the Topic of Rock Idols, Check out Wagamama Rakia

It’s official: I no longer have any idea how I first found this.

That’s Wagamama Rakia (Twitter). They’re new. Like brand new. Like “first performed at Freedom Nagoya over the weekend” new (I’m not sure if that’s true). While not exactly ground-breaking, just this one video shows more overall competence and intent than many an idol who comes over to the hard side.

They actually have a little stream player on their website; just scroll down a little, and it’s on the left. I’ll assume that those three tracks are the first single, and you’ll take me at my word because who’s to say that I’m wrong, and then we’ll all go blissfully into the night, ignorant as hell and still humming along to that chorus.

Hump day!