Good morning, friends! If you’re not a regular on Soundcloud, I recommend that you become one, because checking in every few days or so is a good way to keep up with some of the less-followed acts in idol. For instance, remember 143? They of the months-long membership rollout and pretty good debut? They added this
To the handful of you who’ve messaged over the past while, yes, finally, Last Question. To those of you wondering what the answer is supposed to be, I say, look at this playlist that they added to Soundcloud the other day and reminded me that maybe I should round back on this one:
Yes, that’s Last Question (Twitter). Do they rock? Sometimes, in a manner of speaking! Why are you singling them out Maniac? Because would you please take a moment to appreciate epic fantasy RPG music being performed by idols who could only be more dedicated to their theme if they took the stage in oversized armor and theatrical mage’s robes. And maybe now they do! I know that Krv has seen them recently, or maybe they’ll dust it off in time. Regardless, nobody not named NEMLESSS can boast such an incredible website. Continue reading
I’ll tell you, one of the least enjoyable things that I ever learned about idols was that THE BANANA MONKEYS may have/had one of those relationships with management. I mean, there was actual chatter about it, not just backdoor fan innuendo or anything. That’s a shame in any instance, but Banamon is powered by reductions of pure joy drizzled over raw enthusiasm (with a side of banana!), so the thought that anything negative could or would ever happen in their simian little world is sadness.
They recently held their first anniversary one-man at Shinjuku LOFT; prepare yourself for uncontrollable desires to MIX: Continue reading
True story: This was the first post that I called “We Are All Incredibly Easy Marks” because I couldn’t believe how very little idol could get people (including yours truly) so excited. I decided to wait to see how it turned out. How the tables have turned now that there’s meat on the bone!
Much like with XTEEN, the arrival of BLACK NAZARENE (Instagram!) to the wotaing world was met with some nice buzz. There was even a teaser! However, also like with XTEEN (and other than the note described above), I wanted to see something pan out before jumping to too many conclusions. Name? Cool. Description? “THUG + kawaii.” Interest piqued, so what does having a name like a Swedish blackened death metal band and a self-brand that some might more align with, like, RHYMEBERRY or something, ultimately give us?
The teaser, for one thing
This is super neat, you guys! Bonnou Paradox, the idols making the level best effort to directly replace Guso Drop in the chikasphere, released this pretty comprehensive mini-documentary from the making of their “NO=LIMIT” video and accompanying time:
You know what’s great about dual monitors and private work spaces? Being able to let this play with impunity, seeing how the sausage gets made, while still analyzing data from program audits!
It was in diving into the info around the thing that I most want this year that I saw some (late) info on another release that should get people who are into good music excited — amiinA, the dynamic duo of epic fantasy dream pop art rock idols, are also putting out a new single. And while I’ll allow that amiinA, because normal reasons, are typically a Weekender holdover (not always), they were just brought up, and it is also a day on which I feel like elevating something a little bit different via highly attenuated mechanisms, so bear with me and behold:
— amiinA (@amiina_official) April 8, 2018
The dang case is a pop-up book that holds the CD! And they’re remaining very true to their whole theme with it all!
Actually, while that’s cool, the best visual art is actually for their one-man: Continue reading
Haven’t done one of these in a while! In an earlier era, it was commonplace ’round these parts to do video digests from big events — TIF in particular, but @JAM and Idol Koushien and things too — to help folks get better acquainted with names that they may have encountered, or expose theretofore unknown idols to new audiences — and I got away from it because it increasingly seemed like people were coming in with a little more knowledge and a lot more of an idea of what they’re looking for.
Nonetheless, partly because Gyu-no Fes was the first big idol event that I encountered in the first few months of Homicidols.com, and partly because I’ve always appreciated it, and even more partly because it’s just really good and cool, here’s a whole mess of video from over the weekend:
Yanakoto Sotto Mute
Plus new “Louvre no sora” at 10:58 or so
It took a little while to prep, but new Aqbi idols Gu-Gu LULU made their debut on Sunday. I was leery, I’ll admit; though Tanaka-san has a great track record with his projects, nobody bats 1.000, and some combination of the name and what I thought might be a draw toward that emerging weird-for-the-sake-of-it slice of idol had me backed off, expecting something potentially cool but also potentially off-putting.
Video from the debut was on the Internet faster than … well, very fast, and I was gratified to see that my fears were unfounded, and this is a group that’s going to be fun to follow:
Here’s a reverse angle, if you wanted one: Continue reading
They got smoked in the Corenament, but if I could give them an honorary award, I would. Broken By The Scream has very silently* climbed into a very unique position within metal-doing idols, in that they have both the best harsh vocals in the business** and are putting out music that isn’t just loud, but pretty dang good.
Also incredibly weirdly named! Here’s the latest, handily live-videoed for your ongoing enjoyment:
Hey, Ayame and Yae are here, too, you know!