I Think This Is What the Kids Mean by ‘Extra’

One of the more interesting developments in idols who do loud music, I think probably ever, has been Q’ulle’s Yukuzi and her project with BLOOD STAIN CHILD, which has in every instance so far yielded sonic madness of a type that somehow actually projects beyond the scope of human understanding and more into a realm in which “idol” and “metal” in combination is something that takes on all aspects of both of those things in totality at exactly the same time. The first album’s release has been part of a drawn-out promotional campaign of ever-increasing musical stakes, as if everybody in the band decided to engage in a perpetual state of one-upmanship.

The latest (and last?) release is called “National Anthem”, and I want to know which country would claim this as their own song, because that country would be the other side of the wormhole from Event Horizon. I mean, listen to this thing:

Continue reading

I Want to Be in a Q’ulle Dance Video

Note: I do not dance well

Yes, friends, it’s time for the quarterly revisiting of things Q’ulle, which I am relieved to say has not yet been obviated by Yuzuki’s solo spelunk into extreme metal. When we last left our heroes, they were riding their own kind of Avex-era high, doing theme music for what looks like a very 90s kind of TV show. A few months later, their first digital (Avex) single is releasing …

… and there’s the ever-essential, uniquely Q’ulle package of video products to promote it. Continue reading

Yuzuki’s Band Turn Continues to Be Very Loud

In the ongoing saga of Q’ulle’s Yuzuki having probably the most impressive overall up-stepping solo project in contemporary idol (YUZUKINGDOM!), the erstwhile dancer-turned-singer-turned-this continues her BLOOD STAIN CHILD collaboration with a new single that isn’t quite as throat-rippingly nasty as the first track, but isn’t exactly letting you off easy, either:


Somebody explain what “Roskill Lavender” means, please

I like Good Yuzuki vs. Evil Yuzuki, myself. Continue reading

Yuzuki Goes Way Beyond Q’ulle

So after that last little bit of Q’ulle, I was scrolling through their feed for an overview of what all they’ve been up to lately (besides owning so hard, that is), and my eyes caught something that’s what you would probably consider to be a little atypical for the elegant, fashion-line-owning dance idols:

What the heck is that! Why, it’s a solo project from Yuzuki, naturally! Continue reading

Q’ulle Did Great Theme Music

It seems that our old friends in Q’ulle are taking good and generous advantage of their Avex association, too, and for good and cool and on-brand ends at that. My first response to seeing a little bit of buzz around the following was to get all excited about another new album or the like, but it’s actually for a collaboration with something (a show?) called DYNAMITE BOATRACE:


Now that is some quality-ass idorock

This being a Q’ulle release, of course nobody’s going to be satisfied with just that much. Continue reading

Access Tweet. Tweet Tweet. Access Q’ulle.

This is too cool, you guys. If you’re a Twitter user (like all good idol fans are), you should gonto this:

There’ll be an option not to RT — well, that too — but to actually tweet it. And when you do? Free song/video clip! Continue reading

Correction: NOW I’m Ready for Q’ulle’s Album

Now that Q’ulle’s first major album is rapidly nearing its release date, of course it’s time for the arguable queens of idol rock to start promoting the thing like hell. And, yesterday, hell arrived:


Random outfit game: on point

I love it. Q’ulle’s always in a totally enjoyable weird place between idorock and outright rock songs (and, often, outright idol!), and this is such a great example. What a fun song. Wota will love the crap out of it.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Q’ulle release without multiple MVs and versions; this one’s completely different territory, even for them, though: Continue reading

Stuff Like This Is Why Q’ulle Is So Cool

These videos were making the rounds yesterday after the former Danceroids released them and people all kind of collectively went OOOOOOHHHHHHH; I was too busy being a dumb jerk at work to share then, but I’m ready now!

So if you’ve picked up Q’ulle’s newest single, “DRY AI”, which you should have done because Q’ulle’s worth your time and money, you know “PARTY ROCK!!!!” already; if you have not, this song may be a new one for you:

Continue reading

And Here’s the Q’ulle ‘DRY AI’ MV

Speaking of hype:


AAARRRGGGGHHHH I HATE SHORT CLIPS!

That’s at least as good as I expected it to be; Q’ulle’s always had this kind of unique ability to do idol rock (as opposed to idorock!) songs that come off as completely earnest and heartfelt without also being cheesy as hell*, and “DRY AI” here is no exception — while I may not quite be buying Yakko in that new stage outfit, I can buy her walking into the surf in an emotional haze, you know? Continue reading

Here’s an Extremely Short Clip of Q’ulle’s Extremely Exciting Next Single

I’m like popping right now, you guys. I’m publishing at a more amenable hour than when writing because, come on, but literally at this very moment I’m all OMGOMGOMG because Q’ulle put out this teaser for the MV for their second single with Avex, “DRY AI” (come on), and I might be just the tiniest bit too excited for it. And I friggin’ missed the original announcements and only have Kayseur to blame for pointing it out.

This is Type A, I think:

Continue reading