Our man in Japan, Phillter (Remember Phillter? He remembers you!), passed on this heart-rendingly good live compilation of Fruitpochette covering some of their favorites, as posted to Shiori’s personal YouTube channel, which you should follow if you have any sense, ya goofs:
Fruitpochette had a terrible first 2/3 of 2016. Like, just terrible. But where they are now, with Zuma and Kyuri playing well together and obviously having a blast, I hope this is the beginning of a big leap forward. The talent is obvious, the quality is right on par, their sound is distinct …
Look, Fruitpochette is pretty much what the future holds if idol + metal is ever to catch on in a bigger-than-Babymetal way, at least in the West: A small group of skilled performers doing music that’s more metal + idol than the other way around. I want it.
Anyway, Zumakyuri, you’re doing great. Everybody else, have a happy Sunday.