Whereupon Year-old Things Pay off for BILLIE IDLE

You guys remember when this happened right?

I sure as hell do; I’ve rarely been as excited about anything*, and I waited — WAITED! — for months for the results to come out. Finally, yesterday, they did. Continue reading

I Have Never Felt So Betrayed

So after all of that, at the completion of their LAST TOUR to support LAST ALBUM, the one with the apocalyptic artwork that spawned one of the truly incredible idol conspiracy theories ever floated in a space that loves nothing more than indulging in wild hyperbolic conjecture, shortly after announcing the LAST CHRISTMAS performance, BILLIE IDLE, who are not idol if you ask, announced … a new single and tour for the spring:

Leaving aside the fact that one of the greatest assemblages of humanity to ever hit the stage will continue to hit the stage (and be assemblaged!), and that First Summer Uika in particular won’t stop not-idoling until she’s in her 40s, this is a betrayal of trust so deep that it makes me want to give up the game forever. I AM OFFEND.

IDLE is DEAD: A Conspiracy Theory to Shake the World

So I wasn’t going to write about this. I already wrote a big thread on Twitter. But then John poked me asking why this isn’t on here, then I realised that running an idol news blog never stopped Maniac going full-on tin foil hat, so you know what? Screw it.

I’ve come to the (probably false) conclusion that something big is going to happen soon. Something big enough for me to be sat typing nonsense at 2:00 a.m. Something that will really shake up the idol world as long as you’re a WACK fan, probably. My theory?

Nozomi and Uika are going to quit BILLIE IDLE and re-join BiS.

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Hell Yes but Oh No? Love BILLIE IDLE with Me

I think that BILLIE IDLE’s LAST ALBUM is gonna be pretty good, you guys. Here’s the lead single:


That’s a lot of ass smackin’!

Of course, given that I at least seriously entertain the notion that this is BILLIE IDLE’s actual last album, I see a nice 80’s-ish throwback song done in a video style that’s 2/3 “Anarchy in the Music Scene” and 1/3 final “nerve”, and those gears really get turnin’. Continue reading

So Who Wants to Put Bets on the Buildup, Event and Aftermath of WACK Fes?

This one almost slipped by me yesterday, which is funny considering that I’ve been trying to watch BiS/H/EMPiRE like a hawk over the past week for things that I think are inevitable but suddenly seem kind of evitable. Anyway, December 8:

The last time there was a WACK event of quite the type, it gave us The Trade, The Idol Eventually to Be Named EMPiRE and wasted a bunch of time from an audition process that actually changed very little for the company but probably sold Niconico a bunch of temporary subscriptions. Well, also, there was the family reunion: Continue reading

Is This Curtains for BILLIE IDLE?

Just like how the double live album/Best Of compilation set my heart a patterin’, I think this latest announcement from BILLIE IDLE has all the ominous and so far none of the relief:

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What Do You Guys Think of BILLIE IDLE’s ‘MY WAY’?

Of course, look at and listen to it if you haven’t already had a chance:

I’ll start: This is one of my favorite things they’ve ever done. Continue reading

I’m Breathing Easier Because of This BILLIE IDLE News

Man, was I glad to wake up to see this from BILLIE IDLE; in addition to just generally being awesome and on an absolute roll since last year’s membership difficulties, I admit again to having had trepidation on account of their most recent work being a Best Of / live double album. Such things are usually not harbingers of long stretches of continued growth and activity! One could be forgiven for thinking that they might disband!

But no, absolutely not, BILLIE IDLE will actually never die because no, they will not shut up.

Anyway, new single:

August 23. Promo tour starts about a month prior. Expect a July PV! Continue reading

And Now I Can’t Stop Hearing Billie Idle’s Latest; Fantastic

I was going to do something more typical for Thursday Hurtsday, but Billie Idle’s MV for “BYE-BYE” are going to go ahead and trump that so ha.

I really struggled to avoid titling this “BYE-BYE, Billie Idle” just to see what would happen, but I’m not that cruel

Go ahead. Say it. And then when you’re listening to it for the third straight time, you can shake your fist at my computer monitor in the impotent rage of a person who realizes that a hook has once again embedded itself into your brain, and you simply cannot remove Billie Idle from your consciousness no matter how stupid everything felt the first time. T-Palette Records thanks you for your inevitable purchases. Continue reading

Billie Idle, Late Night TV, Sure Thing

I wanted to get this out before I forgot about it (again), so do forgive its somewhat random nature, but check it! Billie Idle make an appearance on The NIGHT, which isn’t new for them, but this is probably the first time that I’ve seen (this much) video from it:

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