Way back when this site was just a twinkle in my eye, I had this joke to myself — the idol scene was getting so weird and heavy-dependent that a deliberately uber-kawaii unit was basically an inevitability … and then into being sprang Cutie Corpse.
And then there wasn’t Cutie Corpse anymore. The project ultimately fell apart before it really got anywhere. And, honestly, it’s not like that anywhere was even anywhere at the time. Cutie Corpse became just a funny little footnote, and we all moved on with our lives.
Tell me that they aren’t rocking You’ll Melt More!’s look from last year
Meet Attain Music (Twitter), or maybe that’s not really their name because Attain Music is definitely the company, but the group doesn’t seem to have a name of its own? Anyway, as you can see, they’re cutting out any and all pretense and going straight for the darkest, blackest combination of all — kawaii rock. Maybe “Kawaii Rock Idol” is the name? Continue reading →
Actually, that’s not true. I know about as much about them as anybody who isn’t them! Say hi to Kimi to Utatane, who are doing this whole dual-nature, which-will-you-get angle that at least carries the threat of violence and pain. Continue reading →
Great job once again, Viz Major. I’d say that we all owe you a debt, but that presumes that anybody actually wants to be subjected to this kind of reason-bending discordance.
So! uBu! Who are you? (/dying) Just like the post says, Tokyo-based idols who are officially launching on Nov. 26 at a free one-man in Akiba, but who’ve been doing a bunch of pop-up lives around the capital region because why not, you have to get to 5,000+ Twitter followers somehow, amirite?
Yeah, they’re kind of rocking the horror clown aesthetic, too, but what’s the real deal here? What’s with the mannequin heads? What does this ish sound like? Continue reading →
And then they had their live debut, and BOY were a lot of people confused. Instead of a -core-riddled harsh idol project speckled with yami-kawaii violence, we got what sounded like a safe, contemporary-standard denpa-style pop song. I remember the Twitter chatter that day: Had we been had? Like, of course denpa makes sense because it’s so hot right now, but where’s the rock? Sanity did ultimately prevail and people seemed to reach a consensus agreement to withhold actual judgment until the debut EP, I.S.C.R.E.A.M., was released.
So what does I.S.C.R.E.A.M. sound like? What does ICE CREAM SUICIDE bring to the world? On to the review! Continue reading →
Though without any of the hype of NATASHA, there’s nonetheless a limited side project put together that features a favorite of us — Montero from Screaming Sixties has joined a new group called TAU that … well, it’s hard to say what they look or sound like, but “rock chicks” is probably pretty accurate.
That’s not just because Montero’s involved, btw (she could harbor secret ambitions to be a country singer for all we know, and per Jul in the comments is going to do a DJ set). It makes sense. Continue reading →
As the BiS audition odyssey wrapped up, out came the news that the … “rejects” is such a harsh term, maybe “partial qualifiers” per the old NCAA rules? partial qualifiers weren’t going to be cast aside, but would be given the opportunity to join a new BiS sister group, to be known as SiS. A handful of the prospective members who weren’t emotionally destroyed after 72 hours of song, dance, running, poison food and a very unfortunate bikini contest were even introduced at New BiS’s debut live.