Here’s the Video for Sakohata Aya’s Second Solo Single

Sakohata Aya, ex of Splash!, has embarked on her solo career not so much as an idol per se anymore, but as a rock singer full stop. But once a cool rock idol, always a cool rock idol, I say, and this latest release from her sounds like fun:

Violent fun

The single, her second, drops in a month; her fans earned this release by giving her the ol’ 100 RT treatment on Twitter. As for her second one-man, that’s coming up in a couple of weeks … Continue reading


Wanna hear ayumikurikamaki’s New Song?

Ayukuma’s been making a lot of hay about getting their new single, “Tabidachi no Uta” (they’re calling it “Song of the New Beginning” in English), selected as the ending theme for this Naruto show that I’ve never watched but I know a bunch of people do watch because there are commercials on Cartoon Network and stuff.

You can get it via iTunes (Japan), too, which is pretty exciting if you’re so inclined.

But you can also get yourself a legit sneak peek by looking at the Naruto end credits in question.

Good find, Jordan!

Can I just say something? Continue reading


Malcolm Mask McLaren Barefaced and Live for ‘like this sneakers’

Ahh, Malcolm Mask McLaren, you are so good at moving these releases out in little bunches. Just last week we had “Just Believe”; this time around, we get “like this sneakers,” which I’m sure is new to just about everybody except for you lucky dogs who were in Japan the last couple of months, and that title, I think I know what they’re saying, but I’m also having a lot of fun with it. Almost as much fun as the song! See how I did that?

And that, friends, is melodic hardcore. Up to and including that xylophone. Continue reading


Punk up Wednesday with ‘Nakisou Sunday’

Its release was probably just a formality, a matter of “when” rather than “if” after they pre-released the track on iTunes a couple of weeks ago, but here’s Billie Idle’s MV for “Nakisou Sunday”:

So old-school! Continue reading


The Sweetness Will Make Your Teeth Ache

Update: I want to say that there’s no way this is true, but I bet it’s totally true. I have no reason to doubt our friend. Wild.

It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to call on Pure Idol Heart for delivering on a good find, but this is just one example of why you should always pay attention:

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


I Think Maria May Be Judging Us a Little

Damn, it’s been a little while since we last saw Maria, huh? I was just minding my own business on Facebook yesterday, too, when I stumbled up this:

Oo, new song and video? Don’t mind if I do! Continue reading


Visionary Cuteness with Maboroshi Karen GeNE

So last week, when we were talking about ska idols (skadols!), Pukovnik Krv recommended that we have a look at … well, judging by the title of the post, if you weren’t thinking it was about Maboroshi Karen GeNE (Twitter), what were you thinking?

As luck would have it, they rolled out a new video like literally the next day. Judge for yourself:

Hm. I feel the energy, and some of that bouncing ska beat. So what’s their deal? Continue reading


This Is Certainly a Little Troubling

Doop-dee-doop, surfing around through Twitter … hello, what’s this?

Why, it’s high school idols in corpse paint playing with the tools of suicide! How uplifting!

Say hello to Naniwa Six Immortals of Poetry, or Naniwa Rokkasen, as they like to be called. This song is from their first single, “Don’t Die!,” which is coming up at the end of the month. How fitting! I mean, overall, the song and video aren’t nearly as bleak as things start off, but it definitely has that “I kill” feel to it, with the excluded girl still harboring some ill feelings. It’s a song with a message. Continue reading


PassCode’s Major Debut Is Gonna Be a Rocker

After sharing their updated look on Facebook the other day, I had a feeling that we were getting very, very close to the pre-release for PassCode’s major label debut single, “MISS UNLIMITED.” I was not disappointed.

There is a ton happening in this video!

It’s just the short version, but we’ll get the real deal soon (given how randomly the announcement was made about this yesterday, I almost think it got held up in editing). Continue reading


I Can’t Believe This ‘I kill’ Live Video Is Real

DEEP GIRL, you’re on some kind of bender. First your eponymous song, now this.

I am super disappointed that Non doesn’t do that big-ass scream live

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