Gee whiz, I thought I’d popped this out a couple of weeks ago, well before TIF, which is precisely when this was released and precisely why it was released, as Zenrokyu were at TIF and I think there’s even video of their performance. Anyway, this is a neat video for “Parallel Girl” that I should get on the record for when folks get to the point of finding things like Full Power Girls R for themselves:
One of my favorite things about doing this site the way that I do is that, by using the general conceit of “idols who either do rock kinds of music and/or may be a danger to themselves and others,” I can cast a pretty wide net and find interesting music in some of the safest of places; one of my favorite things about idols that I never shut up about is how incredibly flexible the performance style is — if involves singing and can (arguably) include dancing, idols will do it.
On the overall more traditional side of the coin is Full Power Girls R, who I’ll admit to never being able to get a good handle on: I dig their sound, and they’ve done TIF and whatnot, but where are they on the overall idol spectrum of popularity hierarchies? And does it matter? I guess not.
Pure Idol Heart stuck this number into my MTs yesterday, and I’m totally down with it:
Well, again, speak and they shall come: Just a week ago, we found out about Full Power Girls R’s upcoming release, and then here they are with the MV for it:
Our guy TUFKAT provides
That’s some serious kawaiidorock, huh? I have a huge soft spot for these tweener acts that are more than happy to idol away completely, totally normally, but have just enough pop in their sound to keep things interesting. “Tradition of Gorigiri Match” delivers. Continue reading
Man, I’ll admit to having almost forgotten about these rock-inspired kawaiidols since the last check-in, which was a while even after we first got as pass at them over the summer, but then they picked up a Best Debut nomination in the Best Of process, and I figured that I’d look them up again. And look, a new single!
— 全力少女R(公式) info (@zenryokuR) December 1, 2016
“Girigiri Tradition” is … holy crap, Dec. 14 is next week. Where does the time go? Continue reading
I was doing a little bit of what’s-everybody-doing-now Twitter searching the other day and came back across Full Power Girls R. Remember them? Rock unit that rolled into TIF kind of out of nowhere?
Because Monday is dumb, here’s a little edit-up from various live performances:
— 全力少女R(公式) info (@zenryokuR) October 21, 2016
I mentioned in the TIF lineup post that I had this group scheduled, and then things up and went bonkers this week, so now you’re getting them a couple of days late.
I’m not 100 percent on how and where I first saw this (likely via Pure Idol Heart, however), and I had to get into the guns and big-ass guitar licks in this song a little bit before deciding that they were worth following up on:
Also, I get the feeling that this is another one of those self-titled-literally-personal-theme-anthem situations