Although DISH technically isn’t a one man band, DISH’s last standing member, Shibuya Hirofumi, definitely does the work of a one man band!
In August, DISH announced that their bassist Kohei would be leaving the band December 1st due to tough circumstances in his life. Life as a bandman is certainly tough, but Hirofumi, both guitarist and vocalist for DISH, shows us otherwise. Being in a band by yourself can be lonesome and could mean extra work for you, but despite the tragedies and difficulties, Hirofumi is not letting anything stop him from doing what he loves.
Next week, on December 25th, DISH will be re-delivering their first full album, 『春と訣別と咲乱』 (Haru to Ketsubetsu to Sakuran), all across Japan! The album was released earlier this year in a few select stores when DISH still had bassist Kouhei in the band. However, during the past few weeks Hirofumi, who goes by Sivy elsewhere, has been busy prepping the album for a nation-wide release.
The album still contains the same 11 tracks it originally came with, which are as follows:
『春と訣別と咲乱』 (Haru to Ketsubetsu to Sakuran)
CD only/ 11 tracks/ ￥2,500
2.) 箱船 (Hakobune)
3.) DISCO BEAT EMOTION
4.) バニラ (VANILLA)
5.) SNOW EMOTION
8.) LIVINGDEAD GIRLFRIEND
It seems like Sivy also has several important announcements to make, but we’re allowed to hope that the announcements aren’t negative because there’s a smidge bit of proof that he intends to continue on throughout 2014:
2014.01.05 (Sun) Kagurazaka EXPLOSION
Event: 燭台（怪）蜻蛉 Presents 『バンドマンだらけのトークイベント～一番面白いのは俺だ～』 (Bandman darake no TALK EVENT ichiban omoshiroi no wa ore da)
Open/Start: 18:00/18:30 JST
Appearances: 燭台（怪）蜻蛉, DISH, 霞鳥幻樂団, Karabinka, THE VELVET
Tickets: ￥2,500/ ￥3,000
2014.01.09 (Thu.) Kagurazaka EXPLOSION
Appearances: 高木フトシ, 新宿心音会板谷祐, 吉田仁郎, ディブズ～利華一人～, DISH
Tickets: ￥2,500/ ￥2,800
2014.01.24 (Fri.) Kichijoji CRESCENDO
Event: GHOST HARLEM 4th Anniversary and 4th single commemorative event
Open/Start: 17:00/17:30 JST
Appearances: GHOST HARLEM, ザ・ビール, Rivet, DISH, 666-ThreeSix-
It’s really enlightening to see someone endure during such a hard time. As well as Sivy is handling these changes, please do support him by buying a copy of the album in a store near you, or attending one of the lives he’ll be at!
Source: Jishubanclub, OHP, Sivy’s twitter/blog