Just days after GO TO THE BEDS and PARADiSES were formed by splitting GANG PARADE in two, Junnoske Watanabe called an impromptu press conference to announce that these two new units would see further divisions.
First up, GO TO THE BEDS’ Yumeno Yua, and Yamamachi Miki will make up a new unit called BEDSiDES while Coco Partin Coco, Yui Ga Dockson, and Can GP Maika will become GOTO THE END.
Their world has turned upside down!
Shrouded in secrecy until now, Pour Lui has finally revealed details of the new unit she’s been holding auditions for. The group will be called Billie Idleilish® with the theme of “NOT WHATEVER”.
She further explained that the unit will have no associations with WACK, although the music will be primarily composed by SCRAMBLES, and Junnoske Watanabe is attached to the project as manager and producer.
“Yes, yes. Everything written here is true.”
Despite the deluge of not-so-great news flying at us, this was actually a great week for chika idol music. Yanakoto Sotto Mute made their major label debut with an awesome single, Tsurezure put out a double A-side with two of their best tracks in a while, and we even got a new slow-burner from Ray.
So while Tokyo is locked down for the weekend, let’s remember that good things still happen in the world like:
After an eight month drought, Yukueshirezutsurezure gave us not one, but two new MVs this week. We were able to give REDERA the front page treatment. My deepest apologies “Still Roaring” for only making the weekender. I love you too.
BURST GIRL have announced the release of a new CD and a collection of collaboration vinyls this coming May. The three-track CD, story, will be released on May, 20th. This will be followed by a limited tour in collaboration with the CD’s songwriters with 7″ vinyl singles of each track available at tour venues and from Disk Union.
The collaborators who contributed songs for the CD include DJ Mariko Gotou, Maya (KING BROTHERS and N’Shukugawa BOYS), Toru Hidaka (THE STARBEMS), and Oyasumi Hologram founder and producer Kouichi Ogawa. Continue reading
Kerrie is still in self-quarantine, so I get to run with the fun this week. Last Friday, we did our annual exercise whipping out the crystal WACK ball and trying to out-guess Watanabe with our #WACKAuditionPredictions.
I think, this year, we came pretty close.
Tomorrow, Yukueshirezutsurezure drop what they are calling a “double-A-Side” single and, if you’ve caught the song previews, you understand the description. “Still Roaring” and “REDERA” are two of the best tracks we’ve heard from Not Secured, Loose Ends in a while.
On the eve of this double-barreled release, they have also given us a new MV.
Ska-punk Tsurezure? Yes please. Continue reading
Yanakoto Sotto Mute make their major label debut tomorrow (March 25th) and, to celebrate, have invited us all to a live band set!! Can’t make it to Japan? No problem! Because of stupid corona virus the concert is a live-streamed event via the Internet and you can buy tickets with PayPal.
At midnight Japan time, Yanakoto Sotto Mute released the MV for their major label debut single, “Afterglow”.
Bask in it.
The costumes. The strings. Nade-chan eating a rose; Mani eating marbles; Ichika hitting the high notes; Tsukasa with a bucket on her head. It’s all gorgeously absurd and near perfection. Continue reading
NECRONOMIDOL have announced the immediate graduation of Rei Imaizumi, Michelle and original member Risaki Kakizaki. In addition, they have cancelled all events for the next two months including their upcoming one-man on March 23 where they were to introduce new members and costumes. The group will be on hiatus until further notice.
The word itself from Manager-san.
Okaki, Rei and Michelle will be independently hosting their own graduation live on April 27th. Continue reading
14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San will celebrating the anniversary of her death on April 4th by releasing a new album appropriately titled “Death Day” (『命日』).
If you can’t make it to the release event at HEAVEN’S DOOR, the 20-track album is available for pre-order at Idol Underworld.
Buy it or get murdered in the toilet.