I’d like to apologize to SPARK SPEAKER, their bestest fans, their management and principles of good practice for even publishing this damn post, which is now more than a week overdue and has been taunting me about it for days. What a jerk!
Man, this one’s a few days old, but I wanted to do something with the video that’s actually below the jump, and that just invited the use of the draft that I started all the way back on Friday, so here you go.
Hey, look, it’s a PiGU preview!
Well, team, if the last release from the new arguable idol punk rock champions (that’s Malcolm Mask McLaren, if you’re scoring at home) got you motivated to become a fan, maybe their latest drop onto Soundcloud will help to solidify that opinion for you:
I think that BILLIE IDLE’s LAST ALBUM is gonna be pretty good, you guys. Here’s the lead single:
That’s a lot of ass smackin’!
Of course, given that I at least seriously entertain the notion that this is BILLIE IDLE’s actual last album, I see a nice 80’s-ish throwback song done in a video style that’s 2/3 “Anarchy in the Music Scene” and 1/3 final “nerve”, and those gears really get turnin’. Continue reading
Oh man. Oh man! After the previous look at the track (whereupon I failed to communicate well), I’m comfortable in saying that Malcolm Mask McLaren’s new single, “Existence,” was at least going to be good. Now with the MV, yes, let’s not insult anybody with qualifiers on the “good” part:
I kid you not, three times in the past month I thought to myself, what’s Shuuengo Buppan doing? and then went and looked at their Twitter feed and saw that the answer was “the usual” and then personally went back to being annoyed at how little action is in idol lately. But damn, remember how this neat little project just shot out of the gate over the summer? And we were all really excited about them for a few weeks? And then they disappeared because the Internet is a terrible memory hole?
Well, they’re back, with their first … single? They’re calling it a demo. A demo. On a CD. Now for sale. And with this MV! Continue reading
Hold on and indulge me for a moment, good people, because to explain exactly why what I’m about to show you fills me with absolute mirth will take a minute. If you’re not interested in context, just skip over the jump.
So way back when I first discovered and got into PiGU, I noted that the membership seemed … a little fluid. And then they re-charged, only to almost immediately un-recharge. For one hot minute, it was just Rino and Keikarin even! And then there was Rinka and that girl whose name I forgot, and then Rino was gone and also that other girl and PiGU has, kind of miraculously, managed to span several months’ time as but a wee duo, which is normally a placeholder era for many groups, but PiGU only managed to put out a Video of the Year candidate.
Not tremendously long ago, it felt like the number of people emerging as fans of Malcolm Mask McLaren (or perhaps Malcolm McLaren, if you will) might be the Next Big Idol Fan Thing. They had fun music and everybody seemed to like them! Then what some people took as a weird single happened, Nao graduated, two new members joined, and a lot of the louder voices in support of MMM stopped being so loud.
So maybe some other people can take their place! Here are a couple of just-uploaded live (but pro cut, I think) videos to follow on the last set:
So Alloy, unofficially officially the successor unit of petit pas! and definitely up to the billing, started themselves a big-ass tour, and, rather than do the obligatory idol thing where you make the big announcement at the end, they decided to front-load the fact that:
— Alloy／9/28から東名阪ワンマン (@Alloy_official) September 29, 2017
Oh neat! New– wait, what? Seven announcements? *clutches pearls* I am amazed and slightly offended! Continue reading
Here’s an interesting one that the Viz reminded me of yesterday: Bury. Here’ what they look and sound like!
— Bury (@idol_bury) September 18, 2017
With a name like that, you’d think they’d be metal, possibly deathcore or even (please) brutal slam, but I’ll take punk, too. Continue reading