Turn your speakers up for this one, and not just because it’s an ace tune, but because it seems to have been uploaded with the audio at about a quarter of the volume of the rest of their songs. This is annoying when watching a playlist of YMM! songs but what can we do?
After introducing themselves to the wider world with a music video that didn’t feature the group at all, we finally got to meet the You’ll Melt More! roster in the video for Mokoyou Attitude (Thursday Attitude), the first MV from the January 2014 mini-album “Hako Melt More!”, a collaboration with the band Hakoniwa No Shitsunaigaku.
Here we see the younger versions of current (at time of writing) members, Kechon (purple), Chiffon (Red) and Younapi (White and with rare black hair) and those we sadly lost along the way: Ano (Sky Blue), Mone (Pink), Chibo (Guantanamo Orange), Yumikon (Green) and Yuizarasu (Yellow). All of whom are walking around in a strange gait and doing an absolutely terrible job of lip-syncing to the song while, seemingly through the magic of idol, the people around them walk, skate and cycle backwards – even the birds in the sky are flying in reverse! How was such an amazing feat accomplished? Paypal me twenty quid and I’ll tell you the secret.
As for the song, we’ve gone from yesterday’s ten minute krautrock inspired epic to a laid-back rap ditty that puts me in mind of De La Soul (ask your dad); as you will see if you stick with this series, such rapid genre-switching is a You’ll Melt More! hallmark. Since I don’t speak Japanese, I can only wonder at what “attitude” they are suggesting we adopt on Thursdays, possibly the least interesting day of the week after Tuesdays, but You’ll Melt More! sound good any day of the week! I really like You’ll Melt More! – can you tell?
ゆるめるモ! You’ll Melt More! Yurumerumo! Ewe Rue Merry Moor! However you say their name, and the last one’s probably just me, everyone’s favourite genre-hopping popsters have sure made a lot of music videos in a career in stretching over more than seven years – weathered veterans in idol terms. It’s difficult to pin down a total depending on what you count as a proper music video but we reckon there’s about fifty. Probably fifty-two by the time you read to the end of this article. And because we here at homicidols dot com love You’ll Melt More! we’re going to spend the next six-and-a-bit weeks talking about every single one.
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Hi, and welcome to a new weekly feature on homicidols.com where we look at each Wednesday’s choicest idol victuals, so you can decide which of the delicious offerings to eat. With your ears. Let’s go!
You like idols, right? That’s why you’re here! But not all of us are lucky enough to have seen these magical singing pixies performing at a real and proper idol concert. However, prospects are good if you still haven’t managed to get to one: increasingly idols are briefly leaving their futuristic land to dazzle us with their dancy ditties in Europe, America and even Canadia. If you are heading for your first idol concert soon, I have prepared you a good and useful guide to the happenings therein.
So whether to the West or Japan you go, heres…
What We Know of The Idol Show.
• Preparation is important. You may end up quite close to the idols so if you haven’t showered in the last week, it is best to disguise this with deodorant since idols are famous for owning noses. Also remember it is customary to wear clothes to an idol performance. Don’t forget to bring a torch – I’ll tell you why later!
• Think about whether you want to bring along a gift for your favourite idol but make sure it is suitable! Good presents could include broccoli, non-GPS enabled plushies and tiny hats. Bad presents include wheelbarrow inner tubes, last year’s Argos catalogue or your baby teeth.
Will you just look at this! Proper 70s style girl punk idols – with paper bags on their heads?!
We’ll get to the BiS MV in a bit…but first:
"WACK is FXXX"
"WACK is SHiT"
well I can't wait for the third part of this trilogy.
— Christian Winsall (@toxicbreakfast) July 26, 2018
Yep, I basically assumed (and perhaps secretly hoped) that when the inevitable next installment came out, it would be “WACK is C-Word”.
But what a twist!
Hey, it’s the return of the perennial favourite, the Monday Match Game, where we basically say “oooh these idol related things have similar names, isn’t that funny?” To which the answer is “absolutely and I prefer this one!” This week we have Shachi & Shachi, who are not a global advertising agency but a journeywoman solo idol and a rebranded idol group.
It seems like only last month that BiS split up. Again. And now they’re coming back. Again.
「Brand-new idol Society」のリリース決定!!
「Brand-new idol Society」
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) June 11, 2019
This time we didn’t have to wait first for Pour Lui to get bored of being in an unpopular band; no it will not be long at all until Mr. Watanabe welcomes us back to enjoy BiS and their wonderful world of marathons, audition dramas, similar-sounding songs and marathons.
But while we celebrate their return, let’s also take a chance to look back fondly at the previous incarnations of BiS. Here are 12 facts you never knew about this legendary idol group.