While performing at Super Music Festival over weekend, PLANCK STARS announced that they have added new member.
Yes, Puri-Chan is a Shibu Inu, and when they aren’t busy being an idol, they also work as a runway model. Continue reading →
This coming Saturday, Homicidols will publish Weekender #300. That is almost six years worth of Weekenders. As we approach this milestone, Team Homicidols has decided that it’s time to do some housekeeping. We are working on updating some of our static content, but there was one other item that we have been wanting to address.
Homicidols’ tagline is currently, “The Hard Side of Idol”, which was perfect for the early years of alternative idol which was dominated by punk, metal and electronic hardcore. In recent years, however, the genre has shifted and we now find ourselves spending about half the time covering stuff like shoegaze, dream pop, prog rock and even electro swing. In an effort to help ensure our branding stays on point, it’s time for a refresh and we would like your assistance. Continue reading →
Why are so many Japanese songs titled, “Orange”? This is an enduring question for me after encountering dozens of Japanese tunes named after the borrowed English word (of French origin). For example, in anime alone, Your Lie in April, Tora Dora and Bleach all have theme songs called “Orange”. May’n dropped a single called “Orange” just last year and Hatsune Miku has a popular track by that name as well. The artists we cover here on Homicidols are different in a lot of ways, but not this one: NELN, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, SeedS, Malcolm Mask McClaren and more all have songs and albums named “Orange” populating their catalogs.
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It’s Monday, so let’s get emotional!
The idea for this match-up was sparked a couple weeks ago when the fabulously-named On the Treat Super Season dropped their latest (excellent) single, “Emotion”. That very the same day, melly, over on the Homicidols Discord Server, recommended GANG PARADE’s “Karada Emotion” for the Homicidols Weekend Radio playlist. This got me thinking about the sheer number of alternative idol songs that incorporate the word, “emotion” into their titles including my favorite track by Q’ulle and that PIGGS tune that keeps getting stuck in my head.
With all of these Emotions vying for our attention, it’s only appropriate we try to sort them out and determine, once and for all, what is the dominant Emotion?
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Some questions have puzzled our finest minds for centuries. What is the meaning of life? How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Why is Ed Sheeran popular? Who are the maddest idols?
Well this week we attempt to find an answer to the last of these examples. Three groups claim to be MAD, and together we are going to pick one of these to be the ultimate Mad Idols!
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Yes the Monday Match Game makes one of it’s occasional re-appearances to settle a paramount question to the team at Homicidols. Long time readers may dimly remember the Match Game as a frivolous and, if we’re honest – pointless, contest where we take two things from the idol world which share some superficial connection and encourage you to vote for the one you like best. And we have a chuckle and then forget about it and don’t even look at the results because they aren’t important.
Well this one is important! There are now two idol groups going around with the initialisation MGC and it’s giving me a headache in the Team Chat. Therefore you, our dear public, must decide which of the two following groups gets exclusive use of this three letter abbreviation on the pages of homicidols.com.
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Hey, do you guys remember IRONBUNNY? I sure do, and even though I ultimately wasn’t moved to make them a proper Homicidols Big Deal, things changed when they popped up in the Western metal press:
I’ve had them on speed dial for the past week because I noticed on Twitter that they’d recorded an MV, which I took to be an almost dead certainty that we’d be getting that MV in due time, and sure enough it happened! It’s a good song, and what incredible timing, considering that I hadn’t had a chance to write up the latest BABYMETAL MV yet but still intended to do so — but would life really be best served with two separate posts about idol metal that has happened to connect to one degree or another in the West, or would things be much more fun than to smash those two things together into a single empty competition? You know the answer by now! Continue reading →
It’s Memorial Day here in the USA, amigos, which in addition to military this-and-that (and gods help me, Rolling Thunder) means that it’s also National Hamburger Day, which means that it’s also Maniac Is Going to Eat a Lot of Meat and Drink a Lot of Beer Day. There’s solemnity, naturally (the whole memorial business), but also the unofficial start to summer, so ergo fun, and while I love me this site and idols and everything, I want to keep it light.
So what better way to do that than by resurrecting a stupid contest thing that people seem to enjoy! Continue reading →
Welcome back to the Monday Match Game, friends! Yes, it is here and only here where you’ll be asked to pit idol against idol or idol against completely attenuated pun-based foe for the purposes of merriment and/or me aggregating information on how better to connect idols with people who don’t like idols yet. It’s great fun!
Last week, Spark faced Spark (but not Sparks) in the re-kick-starting of this weekly ritual; Spark won. This week, I turn to something immediately contemporary and fun, something that has tongues wagging and throats chuckling and guns blazing.
I speak of course of this morning’s big MV, the latest from the rapidly ascending BiSH. Ascending … perhaps toward the clouds? To a mythical realm where giants may dwell? MAYBE EVEN USING A BEANSTALK?! That’s right! How would these latest giant killers fare when pitted not against the thing they’re clearly out to slay, but against others of their ilk? Continue reading →
Man, I’ve missed the Monday Match Game. It started pretty much as a gag (being that it’s something to do with this website, that’s not a surprise), but I got a kick out of it, and so did some of you all, and then it was a regular feature, albeit one that tends to ebb and flow with necessity and how much other stuff is going on. I’ve been lackadaisical toward it over the past couple of months because priorities have been elsewhere, but the world needs stupid, mindless, pointless fun sometimes, and dammit does it feel like a thing to do right now.
So. Our last time together, we pitted Coco against Cococo, and it was good. This time, we stay on the names theme, but looking at idols who have very little in common.
In this corner, a re-reformed idol project that used to be rapping dinosaurs before transitioning to the side of rock; in the other corner, idols who have movies on the mind. Two rock units with similar names enter, but only one will emerge victorious! Continue reading →