The presence of the WTF every Tuesday has led to a bit of mid-early-week malaise on ol’ Maniac’s part, gang, and I felt like I could use something of a pick-me-up anyway, and do you know what tends to do the job? Well-composed idol pop punk!
And may the gods bless this YouTuber, too, for always recording PiGU lives and always uploading them in a heartbeat
I feel like I skip over a lot of the more random BiSH news because there’s so much of it and most of it pertains to performances and fan club stuff and basically a whole bunch of things that we’re not going to experience, and they don’t seem relevant to the BiSH story, so I just leave it alone; let these guys worry about that stuff, and you’ll find it if you’re interested.
Happy Monday, you goofs! As a brief programming note before we dive into the goods, this will be the last Monday Match Game for a little while; I’ll be publishing a Corenament primer later in the week, and then next week will kick us off to get our final field set. SO EXCITING!
This week, it’s not about kvlt, but about cures; specifically, what’ll cure what ails you? Is it pants-soilingly intense idols or innovative alt-rock legends? Tiny doll-like girls bellowing hateful lyrics or bad-haired English men singing about how they hate themselves? Yes, friends, neither of these things should have much association with actual cures, but both can be palliative and soothing in their own way.
The trick is, depending on where you are right now — happy, sad, hopeful, heartbroken — which Cure is going to make it all better? Continue reading →
I sometimes wonder if there isn’t a lab somewhere in Tokyo, perhaps in Shinjuku, deep underground, where the mad scientist from the IDOL is DEAD film has a team of half-zombified songwriters chained to an old refrigerator while they crank out idol debut songs by the bushel; if you can come up with a better explanation for idometal, I’d love to hear it.
Anyway, because your friend and mine Pure Idol Heart always seems to know about these things on idol’s rough edges, here’s the brand-new Alice Liddell (Twitter) and the MV for their debut single:
Of course, Q’ulle, now being on an Avex imprint, will make it extremely difficult to acquire this single when it drops, which is a shame, because you can pretty much guarantee that “DON’T STOP” is a fun song, but the B-side will be either gorgeous, dancehall power pop or something hard enough to shake your teeth. Continue reading →
I love how you guys always have good referrals. It makes me feel like this whole business was a good idea — you share, I share, people see and share, and we wind up with things like Not Secured, Loose Ends adopting an English name and starting and international fan club and scheduling tour dates very, very far from Japan. When that happens, everybody wins!
Now, I know Chris; we share a mutual love for PiGU. I have no reason to disbelieve this man. And yet … the still on that video, that’s pretty kawaiidol, you know? And though I’d heard of Iketeru Hearts in the past, I don’t recall having ever thought that I should be including them here (be quiet about WA-SUTA and stuff, all right?).
Yukueshirezutsurezure ended a year of speculation the other day and set themselves up in a rather unique position, and I’m trying to sum that up here, but I’m also impressed by some things that seem apparent for the Idols Now Known as Not Secured, Loose Ends in English (that’s gonna take some getting used to), and I want to talk about them.
I was killing myself to do a proper pun for the title, but failed
Anyway! This is another good Sunday entry, a sweet little alt-something number with this hint of rock sound behind it that makes me think that the name TWICE (Twitter) is actually going to be a unit to keep an eye on.