As part of the new content strategy that we here on the Homicidols.com Editorial Committee call More Random Stuff, I am bringing you this morning an occasional favorite of the Committee that I reckon should resonate at least a little bit more with you genuine chika fans out there.
I speak of course of SHiX, the kind of idol project that has long warranted the occasional look-in but seems to be too scene-oriented to reach the kind of critical media mass that gets Westerners’ attention. Does this help?
Ah, SHiX. I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but: Remember when they were like the darling of the alt set for a hot minute about a year ago? I should hot-key that sentence.
But SHiX! I always genuinely got a kick out of them, with their weird guerilla marketing tactics and definite anti-idol vibe. I count … nine total posts and other references to them since we were first introduced; here’s the most recent actual post, wherein we heard one hell of an unfinished recording.
So SHiX, who literally just came up the other day kind of randomly even though I was glad to do it, are putting all of those new members to work already. No, not just stage-idol-buppan stuff, but recording music! And then, possibly because whoever’s running SHiX has a good sense of humor, putting that music online while still in the midst of the production process:
I may as well eventually get around to clearing out the ol’ backlog of drafts, no? For instance! A few weeks ago now, up popped in the Idolmetal group a new duo going by ShiX (Twitter). The insistence that this be addressed was followed up by Pure Idol Heart very shortly thereafter: