HEY WAIT A MINUTE! We never talked about scribble scritch!!!!

Man, what is up with us?!? We’ve been gushing so much about how much we all love ELECTRIC HEARTS, (Which is 100% totally justifiable.) that we never really wrote a proper profile of their sister group, scribble scritch! I went back and searched the site, and while Daemon had the good taste and keen insight to include their “DROP” MV in a weekender back in August, there’s still no dedicated article to this damn near perfect punk-pop-idol outfit from Osaka, and that’s kind of unforgivable! (I’m blaming myself in this too.) Well, that ends ends today, buster!

Since we’re on the late bus with this, chances are mighty good that you may know these ladies already, and that’s great! But I also think some you haven’t, because I feel pretty certain you’d be ranting and raving at us for not covering them sooner because Holy Moses are they terrific.

As it stands at this exact moment, the group is a trio made up of Nina, Suzuna, and Erina, hailing from the Osaka area under the Shindentsu Production banner, which as mentioned before is also the agency that represents our favorite idol group with paper bags on their heads. (The agency also has a third group, and duo called HANAMUKE, who we’re also watching out for.)

Musically…well, tell me to shut up and post the MV already!

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Come Tell Me More about This ZOC Single

ZOC! So as part of the make-idol-more-manageable-for-Maniac process, I don’t have an eagle-eyed notification system from Twitter anymore, choosing instead to rely on deliberate searching and whatever YouTube deigns to tell me about. This is funny because, right after I’d officially scheduled everything on Saturday, I was heading out the door with a good feeling about having covered just about all that there was to cover, and boom, YouTube note about ZOC!

They have a single out on Oct. 9, and the title track is offered up for our viewing and listening pleasure:

Gotta work in those Namahamu to Yakiudon gang signs

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Burst Girl’s Super Revolution

Change sometimes happens with glacial slowness. Sometimes, it comes in waves. Burst Girl apparently prefers change at the pace of a meteor strike. If a die-hard Burst Girl fan was hit by a bus and spent the week in a coma, they would be forgiven for waking up this morning, seeing the new MV and asking, “Who are these purple-clad punks and why does the center’s smile look so familiar?” 

Burst Girl’s revolutionary week started last Sunday when it was announced that they would be making their Western debut as part of Italian idol festival Monster of Dolls 2020 line-up.

Then Monday saw the graduation of Zero-chan. Though I’ve been overusing the phrase this year, this graduation is an end of an era. Rei-chan was an iconic presence in chika idol and it is hard to remember a time when she wasn’t the BOSS, first of Guso Drop and then of Burst Girl.  
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More ELECTRIC HEARTS Than You Can Shake A Paper Bag At!

ELECTRIC HEARTS, the purveyors of “FANTASTIC PUNK IDOL FROM OSAKA” are rapidly finding a place in our hearts with their speedy lo-fi punk rock and cheeky style. Chris first brought them up last month and they instantly earned a place on Team Homicidols’ radar as a group to watch.

It’s an interesting strategy to attempt to pull off another anonymous idol group, because while it’s very fun to see girls singing and dancing with paper bags on their heads, there’s a risk that comes with it due to the limitations it places on fan’s ability to connect and bond with the members. Just ask the Dot-chans about the challenges that come with that. I still wonder if ELECTRIC HEARTS will eventually un-bag themselves as their star rises in the idol world.

But the other side of the task is this: Without the more obvious ways to make to that wota/idol connection, the girls have to rely on good music and charasmatic attitude to reach out for new fans. Maybe that’s been their plan from the get-go, who knows? But to help advance the cult of the paper-bag idols, here’s a bunch of partial songs to check out. And you know what? They’re all great!!

Dig that buzzsaw guitar and the vocals on this track!

And here’s some pure pop goodness served under a layer of punk rock…

Also, I love these super-low budget preview videos! It’s about as DIY as ripping holes in a paper bag!

“Ballads? We got ballads!”

And here we’ve got “SKULL BOWES”, another punk-pop sing-along gem, this time accompanied with some highly sophisticated animation..

Dang, these are all pretty good, huh? I checked in on the group’s twitter account, and currently they’ve only got 153 followers…that’s criminal! Everybody who’s gotta soul should be dropping everything to lend their support (And maybe donate some paper goods!) to ELECTRIC HEARTS and their label mates scribble scritch. (Who have the best name for a group right now.)

You can still support those stuffy pretend-punk corporate idols if you want, that’s fine, but we’ve got the real deal right here, and certainly you can dedicate some time to them too. Paper or plastic?? I know what I prefer! 

 

 

 

Come Get This New One from THE BANANA MONKEYS

Hey you guys! While I am not the Official Homicidols.com Banana Monkeys Correspondent, I am the Official Homicidols.com Editor in Chief When I Feel Like It, and in such a capacity it is sometimes necessary to fill in for the official correspondents. So it was yesterday when Kerrie exclaimed “something something Banamon something something” and then found other, more useful things to do with her time. I felt tht there was plenty to all that something something to warrant a Something, and so here we are.

So: Hey, check out this new song that Banamon did!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #149

Good morning! This is low-key one of my least favorite stretches on the idol calendar, gang. I cannot pretend that it isn’t. The summer festival season is done, Idol Halloween is a month away, there aren’t a ton of releases relative to like four other periods, and while this is usually an okay secondary debut time, there just haven’t been nearly as many interesting debuts this year.

And yet this Weekender is lit! Maybe it’s because I had a little bit more time than usual this week, or maybe there was just that much more stuff going on in a less immediately urgent way. I don’t know. But this thing is absolutely jam-packed, and I encourage you to make it a key part of your personal weekend ritual. Enjoy this stuff, man. Life is too short.

Then play the Fun, tip the waitstaff and get out into the world. I called last weekend the effective last one of the summer, but we’re getting a little wave of heat these next couple of days and the solstice isn’t until Monday, so I’m going to get in some last-minute licks myself. And, uh, probably fix my car and stuff.

Fascinating

Fucking hell, uijin is calling it quits:

Three-plus years though is pretty good

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Oh, All Right, There’s a New REGiNA KiSS Single

Call me absolutely shocked to see it come across my feed yesterday — I had only recently lamented that not only had I missed the news that they was done, but that I’d missed the whole runup and farewell itself — that REGiNA KiSS, the never-loved-enough idolcore duo of doom who got themselves a band and a seriously good album last year and all kinds of stuff, were in fact not dead, and were releasing a new single, and this is it via MV:

Why yes, of course it’s called “Virus”

Right in the wheelhouse! The single is out next week, in fact, and I encourage you to get it because, for one, REGiNA KiSS is actually good and worth your time, and also because it’s not often that you get to support not-dead idols immediately following their becoming-dead. I guess it was just that they’re full-time back to being a duo and have parted with the band?

This Friday Is The Area 51 Of Hashtag Spam

Good morning everyone! Last week, you all made freakish frankensteins from your favourite idols!

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A New Kamen Joshi Thing Emerges

Actually, I’m not sure what’s even what anymore in the world of Alice Project. Other than throwaway references to graduations and goddamn tragedies here and there, I haven’t had a post dedicated to any part of the PARMS family in almost two years. It’s not even for reasons that you might suspect, either — the whole collective just seemed to stop doing new material, and though there was no shortage of stuff in their orbit, there was a shortage of what I really have this website for. So, ergo, no Alice Project.

And then this thing dropped out of the blue yesterday!

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So This Is CARRY LOOSE…

If you’ve been following the ongoing idol soap opera that is WACK this past year, you’re probably aware of CARRY LOOSE (formerly known as “Curry Rouxz” and “Oh god yet another group to add to YUiNA’s ongoing chain”). The group formed shortly after the disbandment of second-generation BiS, with its former members Pan Luna Leafy, YUiNA EMPiRE, and a kid from WACK’s “WAgg” trainee group, Uruu Ru. At the start of the month, ex-Idol Renaissance Yumeka also joined the party, and a self-titled debut album was scheduled for next month, of which its first track, Yasashii Sekai, dropped for free on dropbox and soundcloud today! Is this going to be another BiS-esque weekly thing? Who knows, but for now, just listen to it.

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