Japan’s notorious WACK agency return to the UK. They’ll be joined by groups GANG PARADE, ASP and KiSS KiSS for this very special overseas show. WACK rose to notoriety with BiS,
Japan’s notorious WACK agency return to the UK. They’ll be joined by groups GANG PARADE, ASP and KiSS KiSS for this very special overseas show.
WACK rose to notoriety with BiS, dubbed “the most hated girl group in Japan” by VICE, who disbanded in 2014 (at a show with unlimited McDonald’s buffet), not before causing all kinds of havoc in the media with extreme music videos and outrageous magazine photoshoots. Since then, WACK continues to produce nonconventional stars who dominate pop and rock spaces, including BiSH (Brand-new idol SHIT) who called themselves in an interview with Billboard a “punk band with no instruments” and who have a song written by Taka (ONE OK ROCK), MEG (MEGMETAL) and KENTA (WANIMA), their first to be produced by third parties.
GANG PARADE originally formed in 2014, starting as a duo consisting of Mizuta Mari and ex-BiS member Kamiya Saki, but rebranded following the former’s graduation.
In 2020, GANG PARADE split into two separate groups, GO TO THE BEDS and PARADISES, but restarted in 2022. A new song and collaboration by GANG PARADE was released in January 2023. The song, ‘lol’, would serve as the theme to the anime adaptation of Shonen Jump’s Boku to Roboco series (the group’s first anime tie-in song).
In 2023, the oufit released their second major album OUR PARADE, marking their highest charting album. A deluxe version of the album was later released with new song ‘Träumerei’, the opening theme of the drama Taikan Yohou.
This seven-strong group of troublemakers exploded on the Tokyo scene with their debut album ANAL SEX PENiS in 2021. At first the members refused to show their faces and hid behind masks until each one passed 20,000 followers on Twitter.
Since then their videos have received over three million views on YouTube, including tracks such as ‘BOLLOCKS’, ‘A Song of Punk’ and latest single ‘I HATE U’. The group’s initials officially stand for “ANTi SOCiETY PUNKS” but many fans believe the group is really named after the title of their first album.
KiSS KiSS formed in March 2023, with members selected from GANG PARADE, featuring Naruhaworld, Kila May, Ca Non, Changbaby, Ainastar and Potential. The outfit released several digital singles (including debut single ‘KiSSES’) culminating in the release of debut album FiRST ALBUM in June.
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