Shiori and Kyuri are going to begin solo careers from here on, and the majesty of heavy metal idol from Ehime is no more. I imagine that official statements from the members will be forthcoming, but so far it’s just little apology tweets and ever-idol pledges to do their best. Continue reading →
Oh, and this goes on the Thursday Hurtsday train, too, probably — certifiably loud inheritors of the actual petit pas! legacy because they’re from the same family and until like two weeks ago even had an old member Alloy* are going to release their first single:
I’ve been feeling a little up and down about what to do with Indie Idol Wednesday, you guys, because a lot of things are possible to do, but a lot of it would just be coming back to things we’ve look at recently, or there are (this happens a lot!) new things that I’d rather show off in a different context, so what’s a Maniac to do?
Why, what about looking up a somewhat familiar face that’s going through some changes, and give them a little featured spot.
So! Remember Aphrodite? Pure Idol Heart was where I first heard about this project, now in like its 78th iteration, having employed everything from underground veterans to straight-up pro gravure models; the one constant has been that they’re interesting, for lack of a better word. Continue reading →
So I kinda messed this up a couple of weeks ago by being too lazy to check the calendar on my own site (fight me), and what we saw before was THE SPUNKY’s last live on their original home turf in Nagoya. This past weekend, though, they had themselves their actual final live, in Tokyo, and of course it was a tear-jerker because what kind of animal are you if you can’t get a little emotional over an idol’s last live?
I’m feeling pretty good about Kimi to Boku, Sometimes Melancholic and their slow burn back to being noticeable and worth more attention. For instance, give this teaser a listen, and tell me that you don’t want to hear the whole thing:
Heavy! And also, holy smokes, how many members do they have now, and —
I never know how many of you guys dig on DISDOL, but they’re among my personal guilty pleasures, and I’ve always enjoyed the big heavy sounds in their music and the fact that they have like 73 members* and the slightly badass way they present themselves.
There was a time, maybe about six or so months ago, when I would’ve considered new members of BiS to be an almost sacred development — you, young lady/ies, is/are stepping into a legendary space, and you need to respect it and work hard and live up to a legacy blah blah blah.
Finally having had a chance to witness the workings of WACK in the post-Yokohama era, I feel pretty confident in saying that, past importance and contributions aside, BiS may be a little wackier (/dying) than other idol groups, but that aura is reduced to maybe a light magenta now instead of the fiery blazing red that I always associated with them.
Anyway, the way that membership is handled is a big part of that, as for instance these two newbies were kind of randomly tacked on for reasons unknown to me after the auditions and exhibition last week plus change, and now they’re official enough to be on Twitter: