Ooooo! New Babyraids JAPAN!

Come on, you know you thought the same thing when you saw the song title:

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It’s a Little Idorock for Indie Idol Wednesday with No,SateLight

Folks who follow Homicidols on Facebook have probably come across Andy Edge, who in addition to being a cool person is also a musician in his own right and a big-time idol fan. Dude was in Japan recently, caught BiS’s big BAD SOCiAL show (nbd) among others, including Idol Koushien in April, which included:

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Let Babyraids JAPAN Fuel Your Week

Man, you guys, I was a little uncertain as to how good this week was going to be. I was actually looking on YouTube for any video from THE SPUNKY’s actual last live when I decided to take a look at my recs, and … serious, give this a spin:


That riff

I have one request: What does “Baki Baki” mean? Continue reading

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Babyraids Looks Like They’re Ready to Have a Great Year

Babyraids JAPAN! The most idorock group in existence is also like making cold-brewed coffee from roasted, ground fun beans. I spent a solid week a while back just rotating through MVs and live videos of theirs; just in my own mind (feel free to disagree!), they have the same raw, manic joy in their work as Dempagumi.inc, but at a more manageable pace and without half of the flashing lights.

They’re releasing a new single next month, and they’re of course doing the one-man routine to promote it. And to promote that, they’ve been putting out these cool promo videos that just kind of lay it down: Continue reading

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This Magic 81moment

I can pun on classic songs all day, kids

How about some idorock! Nope, that’s not a question. Our pal Pure Idol Heart had sent me some video of 81moment a while back, and I kept waiting for a good opportunity to show them off, and I’m in a mood and it turns out that their first single is now on the way.

Want to hear “UTAGEI?” Of course you do: Continue reading

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PASSPO, Zombies on a Plane, It’s All Good

PASSPO, who as we discussed previously are cool and good in their own right, have an album coming out next month. People seem to be excited about it! If this is the degree of fun ideas and general “girls rock” goodness wrapped up in it, I bet it’s going to be a pretty good album; for now, a bunch of people over the age of 30 are going to be like “oh, ha, I recognize the things they’re doing here!” and a bunch of people who only remember MTV for Real World/Road Rules Challenge are more “I don’t understand why there are dancing zombies on an airplane.”


Have you met any flight attendants? For people who could easily zone out, they’re the least likely zombies ever

That’s right: The do-it-all PASSPO just did their own tribute to “Thriller.” Continue reading

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Full Power Girls R Go!

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

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This Is What You’ll Get with CANDY GO!GO!’s “IDOROCK” Album

CANDY GO!GO!, now with a whole stable of rock idols to call their sisters, have their IDOROCK album coming out in a few weeks, and you know what that means. IT’S MV TIME!

So “ハイボールの制約” (“Restriction of Highball”?), do you think it might be a really idorock kind of song? Like, proving the point?

You bet your ass it is!


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Come Together: An Idorock Stable Takes Shape

Pure Idol Heart, who’s great to chat with about idol stuff at all hours, has been tipping me off on lots of new stuff lately, but this is one that genuinely has me excited.

First up: Candy GO!GO! Like, the living embodiments of idorock. Their last single was a lot of fun, their major debut is coming out at the end of the year, and they’re just out there doing like they always do, which is put on swaggy stage shows and dominate Twitter. Candy GO!GO! is managed by One-to-One Agency, and that name used to make a lot of sense because, to my knowledge, they only had themselves one client (being Candy GO!GO!).

Not anymore! And if you’re reading this on the home page, please allow me to clickbait you by saying and you won’t believe who they’ve signed (but you’ll probably be happy for who it was): Continue reading

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Here’s the Full MV for Ayukuma’s New Single

We already kind of bagged on ayumikurikamaki for sucking the fun out of themselves on “Tabidachi no Uta,” so there’s no need to re-hoe that row. Let’s just sit around this campfire and enjoy the video together for a few minutes:


Ironically, this is blocked in Japan!

I had to upload this myself, and it may be taken down. Why? Because geo-block! What’s your excuse, AKM? Most in this boat just don’t have the resources to get around the YouTube Red issue on a monetized channel; you’ve just plain opted to not make the video available in at least one country. WHY DO YOU HATE US? Continue reading

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