Heartbreaking news hit the scene last year when long-time band LuLu, renowned for its medical theme from conception to conclusion, announced an indefinite hiatus to begin this year. January 19th marked their last live before the hiatus, which sent a very strong message to fans about the potentially grim future of the band: they sold off as much remaining merchandise stock as possible and threw parts of member costumes into the crowd at the end of the show.
However, it can be said that every cloud has a silver lining, and in this case we’ve found one. Lead guitarist and songwriter, Sayuki, whose departure from the band spurred the hiatus in the first place, seems to be preparing for his return to the scene in a new band: ズック (Zukku).
Earlier this month Sayuki began talking about the new project but has left a lot of questions to be answered. There are two social networking sites that have been created for the band: Twitter and Facebook, which Sayuki plugged on his Ameba blog. Fans can keep up with him there (occasionally in English!) and also subscribe to a mailing list for information about future activities by sending a blank e-mail to email@example.com.
Unfortunately, we don’t yet know who is going to be involved with the band, or what Sayuki will be doing, though he has implied that he may not be appearing as a guitarist in this unit, or under the name “Sayuki.” All we can do in the meantime is wait for more information about the “big announcement” he’s promised in early May, and for more details about three secret lives to be held — on May 4th, 19th, and 21st — somewhere in the Tokyo area.
Source: Sayuki’s Ameba