Yukueshirezutsurezure have blessed this Saturday with a preview of their latest song, “Still Roaring”. The song will serve as one half of their latest double A-side single which will be released on March 25th.
Last week, I made a little oopsie with the title, don’t worry, we didn’t go back in time, I’m just a dum-dum. But really, nothing much even happened this week. Wth the coronavirus hitting Japan harder than a western journalist discovering kawaii culture, almost every bit of news coming out has just been cancellation after cancellation. Some artists have handled the outbreak in more interesting ways than others, but in general, this week has been scraping the barrel in terms of even weekender-worthy content. Not that we didn’t find anything at all, even in the face of shutdown, idol always finds a way.
Speaking of coronavirus, THE BANANA MONKEYS handled that with the amount of grace you can typically expect at this point.
You know what probably isn’t going to be a dud though? The new NECRONOMIDOL member(s), that’s who! After nearly six months, two auditions and a whole lot of uncertainty, a suitable replacement for Kunogi has finally been found! It’s enough to bring me out of my intended week-long Animal-Crossing-Release-Date/Trying-to-Avoid-The-WACK-Audition internet hiatus! And then you have the aforementioned WACK audition, the Melon audition (RIP) and whatever the hell Pour Lui is planning, there’s going to be a lot to look out for
So I figured, lets get hyped up a little early in the absolute best way; absolute speculation! Originally, this was just going to be a “guess the new Necroma” fun, but with the announcement of Melon Batake a Go Go’s audition, and the anticipation of a few other new idols (granted, WACK will be getting its own fun closer towards their boot camp from Hell) incoming, I thought it would be more appealing if we covered any and all groups expecting new members.
So, how unrealistic are your hopes for these new members? Be as silly as possible, as none of us truly know what, or in this case, who, to expect. This week’s hashtag is #UpcomingIdolDebuts. There’s no doubt all of us are going to be totally incorrect with this, but, no matter if we get a surprise post-graduation comeback like Kunogi, or someone who showed up seemingly out of nowhere like Michelle, one things for certain, we’re going to welcome them with open arms regardless.
If you’ve been keeping up with the news, both regular and idol, you’ll probably know that Abe Shinzo issued a countrywide order temporarily banning all large scale public entertainment events because of Novel Coronavirus fears. ZOC cancelled their entire FINAL INNOCENT ZOC tour, Aya Eightprince cancelled a smaller public appearance and Pour Lui cancelled the shooting for her upcoming idol group’s music video to name a few. Things have been cancelled harder than a celebrity who’s angered a kpop fanbase.
Currently, WACK are meant to be embarking on their nationwide WACK FUCKiN’ PARTY tour but alas even Watanabe Junnosuke who has objectively more clout than the prime minister can’t get around a ban on public events.
Just kidding, yes he FUCKiN can!
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This Saturday at 6pm JST, the show will go on! NO AUDiENCE LiVE is exactly what it sounds like – nobody is going to be there. You can’t cancel a public event that isn’t a public event. The entire thing is going to be broadcast on Niconico so everyone will be able to be there in spirit. A premium subscription is only around $5USD too, so hey, if you’re spending your time indoors as a health precaution why not spend it with the idol fanbase’s favourite women’s prison colony?
It’s been a rough week for a lot of people on Earth because of the you-know-what, but in a dire time things like entertainment are what make it manageable! So, cast aside your worry, wash your damn hands regularly and enjoy your time at home.
And if you’re in need of a little something extra, BiSH and EMPiRE made a few previously limited broadcasts available on their YouTube channels as a sorry for cancelled shows too.
Remember, while this is a lot of fun content for us overseas, fundamentally it’s a sorry to people living in a country that’s tightening it’s grip attempting to deal with a pandemic, so remember to be respectful! Or if you’re living in a country that’s going through the same thing do what you want, we’re not the reaction police over here.
This dropped a few days ago, but it was simply too good to let slip past the radar. Shoegaze idols RAY, (Successors to the now-legendary group with no with no real name save for a row of dots) are still not a year old, but have already made a huge impression with a dose of effortless charisma and incredibly strong musical collaborations with top-tier talent.
Their first EP release “Blue”was a near-perfect collection of songs that revealed a sky’s-the-limit potential. We’ve been treated to MVs for “Butterfly Effect”and “Meteor”, and now there’s a more low-key video for the closing track, “The End Of The World With You”…
It’s Kerrie again! Sorry! Not much happened last week, but I think I can say this week was a little more eventful. In terms of personal issues that’s also sort of idol related, I’ve been busy prepping for my first time seeing BABYMETAL on Sunday. Should I check out some of London’s tourist traps while I’m there? Should I head to the venue early? Was it a mistake buying a standing ticket when my knees are damaged enough as it is? Anyway, if you’re coming too, feel free to say hi! And maybe bring me a deck chair? There was a bit more idol news this week too, in particular, the WACK cinematic universe, the most recent of which we’ll start with, how about now?
Yukueshirezutsurezure launched a two-hour preview of their latest song, REDERA. The music, per usual, is composed by syva, but the lyrics this time around are courtesy of MilcBoy and, man, it’s some good stuff.