Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! Last week, in a runaway win for Aina the End, we had a decisive divide between folks with different levels of exposure to the scene — LOW-INFORMATION VOTERS SWUNG THE ELECTION! Either way, fun.
This week! It’s a whole lot of punk up in here. Old punk. Punk from the 80s old punk. Punk that your parents (and maybe you!) bopped to old punk. Punk that just so happens to also sound great coming from idols in 2016!
In this corner, impossibly prolific not-idol punks extraordinaire, friends of Pharrell and post-BiS fan favorites Billie Idle; in this, uh, other corner, the misguided soundtrack to so many proms, weddings and makings-of-babies Billy Idol. Two will enter, but only one will leave and get to continue to use some variation of their homophonic names! Continue reading →
Ever since the rather epic bit of news that hit late Thursday/Friday, which itself was roughly the end of the the hottest Billie Idle streak in the history of Homicidols.com, it’s felt like, okay, now we can all take a minute to relax and move on to other idols.
Nope! In fact, it’s starting to feel like Billie Idle are having themselves a moment.
I’ve been feeling Billie Idle a-plenty lately, largely because they’re putting a fairly quiet summer behind them and prepping for another album release. One song from it is already out, and we may as well all just have a nice little dose of throwback punk rock idols on a boring-ass Tuesday.
These three videos are from their set at MUSIC CIRCUS over the weekend.
Clicking through doesn’t get you much closer to the download, as it’s not only on iTunes, but the dreaded Japanese iTunes that you have to bend over backwards to use. I, however, am such a nice guy that I reconfigured my iTunes a little while back and not only downloaded the song … Continue reading →
But this is part of the WACK family that we’re talking about; OF COURSE they already have her replacement lined up. The problem is that I can’t make heads or tails of the translated sentence excepting that she has some prior connection to Momo, so I hope somebody can give it a helpful look It’s Momo’s sister, Akira! (Thanks, Sean!). She’ll debut first in front of Idle Fellas, then at the JAMxNatalie Expo a month from now.
Maybe it’s no big deal, maybe Billie Idle will have their first actual membership issue after two years (that is, ever), maybe somebody will wise up and send First Summer Uika back to the loud-mouthed chaotic bosom whence she sprang perfect as the goddess Athena herself.
Say, isn’t Billie Idle due to release another EP or something soon? Seems like they do that quarterly.
I complained this morning that idol Twitter was super noisy, but nothing of consequence was going on. Then I was driving to work and stuck in traffic and gave it another look and saw Billie Idle was busy and:
【解禁!】ヒラノノゾミ "どうせ消えてしまう命なら…" feat. ファーストサマーウイカ、カミヤサキ、テンテンコ、ミチバヤシリオ from BILLIE IDLE® "4 in1" THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG https://t.co/PaAiVE0YYo