Is This Curtains for BILLIE IDLE?

Just like how the double live album/Best Of compilation set my heart a patterin’, I think this latest announcement from BILLIE IDLE has all the ominous and so far none of the relief:

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And a New BiSH Album Is on Its Way

Amid that other WACK business earlier, it also came out that BiSH will in fact sneak in a new album before the end of the year:

Untitled. 13 tracks, though I’m guessing some pickup from “GiANT KiLLERS” to keep the creative load light. Plus this “teenagers only and women only” tour of theirs, About a Girl, and fresh merch — the album announcement was last, so I actually spent a half second thinking that the creative well had itself run dry, and that Watanabe was trying to cash in by any means necessary, but naw, forget that.

We Interview Idols: NECRONOMIDOL

I’m sure by now you’ve all read Krv’s take on last week’s NECRONOMIDOL one-man in London, if not check it out here, because he put this experience into words far better than I ever could! But let’s just say; it was only a few months ago that I said that I’ll probably never attend an idol show for personal reasons (aka Japan is expensive), if you told March!Kerrie that in 4 months time she’d be having a quick chat with Necroma inside a tiny kitchen she’d say “did I get drunk and post bad self-insert fanfiction again?” But now I’ve had a few days to reflect on what the heck just happened, I can certainly say it’s real. I have audio files and photos to prove it. Continue reading


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So How Do We All Feel about the New ayumikurikamaki Single?

If I hadn’t seen a stray tweet that made me want to look at their whole feed, I would have totally missed this couple-of-days-old news from ayukuma:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 60: Narrative

Well then.

Tsuyame is comparing a track to “Shinjuku Cinema Connection,” a song that I don’t love, but I do like them getting back to that dreamier state of being a little bit:

I can’t say one way or another, but from recording to here?

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Necroma Screamed for Vengeance and Got a New Single and More for It

Ye gods, that’s an awful title

Well, friends, either I was drunk all day yesterday or this set of announcements from NECRONOMIDOL slipped through the cracks. Regardless, just so you know, as they wrapped up the “Blood Red Skies” show as part of the SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE tour, Necroma unveiled themselves a brand new song that’s going to be out as a single at the end of August:

With a follow-up tour of New Caledonia to boot! “DAWNSLAYER,” though, what a title. That’s so dark and even reverse-Luciferian that I can barely stand it. Continue reading

Summer Was Made for ayumikurikamaki

I wish there was some new music to talk about, but there isn’t, not really, and not in the case of three bear idols who are now people. Instead, ayukuma has big festival plans for the summer because of course they do, and we may as well get ourselves a kick out of it, same as them.

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 24: Delivery

Tonight/this morning, Yukueshirezutsurezure had themselves their pandemic tour final in Tokyo, for free. Check out these photos:

It feels celebratory for NSLE, who’ve been on a constant grind for pretty much the past year, when Cococo and Tsuyame joined following Kichi’s departure. It’s been a hell of a year, and good for them. That heavily-ly and accurately rumored announcement came, but first, the members:

Shidare says thanks:

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Babymetal’s Having a Big Ol’ Fox Festival

I’m sorry, folks, I halfway missed this big announcement by Babymetal from the other day (it sort of lead ballooned in my feed) and am just now getting around to this update about their next big (Japanese) performances:

Newswire has the details spelled out nicely: Two days each at Saitama Super Arena (Tokyo area, obvs) and Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka, even more obvs), coming up in the fall. Continue reading

100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 22: Abide

There’s an air of anticipation today, you guys. Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “pandemic” tour final is just a couple of days way, and they’re ready:

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