I sometimes envy the new idol explorer. New things are exciting, and everything’s new for the new person! One of my most enduring memories was in, several years ago now, finally tracking down this PSYBOU KANOJO that I’d seen referenced here and there and having my mind blown straight out the back of my skull. For a couple of months, I finally had the thing that I liked (then, which is amazing) more than Babymetal, more than anything else. If only there were more of her stuff online!
See, that was before I realized that chika idol can simultaneously be the most enjoyable and also stupidest thing in existence. And not that long after I told anybody who would listen about this bonkers project with enough beats to slay a dragon, Utane Yuki (the IRL person) announced that she was done with this thing. But for a well-extended farewell and then this, PSYBOU KANOJO was gone.
Not Yuki though! She shifted gears but slightly, updated her look and got to work, and before long NEMLESSS was before us. I … I may have taken that name too literally at first. But big deal! Her work there is really dang good, and her bestiedom with Sari led to the release of the split single with NECRONOMIDOL that was likely many a newer gaijin wota’s first exposure to the name, let alone the music.
Well, in the spirit of NOTICE ME, Yuki’s given us a lyric video to celebrate the startup of her new YouTube channel: Continue reading →
Man, you guys, a ton of stuff happened yesterday. New idols, new stuff from old idols, still waiting for new stuff from less-old idols … plenty! One of my personal favorites, though and of course, comes courtesy of the former PSYBOU KANOJO performer Utane Yuki for her Nameless project:
A few weeks ago, former PSYBOU KANOJO chaotician-in-chief Utane Yuki released some tracks as what I’m going to insist on calling Nameless even if it’s just a clever thing she’s doing while working on a full-time name, and that was a lot of stupid fun and made me feel good.
It’s the little things in life that make me happy. A well-cooked meal; the cats sleeping peacefully; enough idol news to make my job easy; etc. Or, you know, one of my all-time favorite performers coming back and doing almost exactly what I wish she were doing!
Yesterday, for the Monday Match Game, we took a look back at PSYBOU KANOJO, now defunct for almost a year. The idol in that case, named Utane Yuki, was almost uniquely suited for the sonic blasts she sang and shouted and danced over, and her sudden departure from PK was genuinely sad (thought it did eventually lead to us getting DAIDAIDAI, so silver linings and all that).