It’s the first Weekender for February, so congratulations to everyone for making it through the first month of 2022. As slow as it seemed to be while we were trudging through it, in hindsight, January wasn’t all too shabby. We got excellent new releases from CYNHN, MAD JAMIE, Okinawa Electric Girl Saya, Planck Stars, MANACLE and (who would have guessed it a month ago) GANG PARADE.
I’m not entirely sure what’s coming our way in February except for a new album from buGG. Oh, and situasion has something to tell us later today.
— situasion (@situasion_info) February 4, 2022
While we’re waiting, let’s talk more about excellent new releases like The Grateful a MogAAAz EP, BLUE WIND, that is hands down the best thing they have ever done.
Planck Stars are currently the leading contenders for the title of Most Chaotic Live Act. Here’s an example of why.
Broken By The Scream dropped a rare MV featuring their new line-up
I’m thoroughly enjoying CYNHN‘s new album.
— CYNHN (@CYNHN_DS) February 1, 2022
LiLiHoLi leaves a mark with their debut single.
Here’s Kai Marino of RAY hanging out with eureka from For Tracy Hyde at the ZEMATIS acoustic guitar store (with English subtitles).
The good news is that O’CHAWANZ are releasing a new album!! The bad news is that it’s the last with the current line-up. *sob*
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) February 1, 2022
Here’s lyrical school in their natural element.
Ruan from Cinema and Boy CQ will be releasing a solo album in April! It’s a sure bet to be something very unique and special!
— ルアン (@Oo_Ruan_oO) February 3, 2022
This was shared on the Homicidols Discord Server by Ziensa. It’s unlisted for some reason, but it’s not private, so I’ll pass it on. I guess nuance really pride themselves on subtlety
twinpale will reveal their newest member when this gets 4,000 retweets. Are you doing your part?
— twinpale【ツインペイル】 (@twinpale) February 1, 2022
We haven’t heard from INUWASI in a little bit, but they dropped like three live videos this week to make up for it.
Our colleague over at IdolOnChaos is calling it quits. They will be missed, but we understand: providing English-language idol coverage is a tough calling and we have appreciated the expert company. Peace!
— IdolOnChaos – Alt-Idol Webzine (@IdolOnChaos) January 31, 2022
The artist formerly known as Shidare (Yukueshirezutsurezure) will begin releasing music as hikage.
next 22/02/15 pic.twitter.com/ew1MggLpFt
— swancry (@swancry_0202) February 2, 2022
Meet rookie V-Tuber nekonano, also known as Michelle. She’d prefer we not mention her previous idol life, but those who have followed her work know who this is.
Also meet DJ KARIKO, formerly know as Karin of DESURABBITS.
— かりこ (@_karikodayo) January 23, 2022
Former Avandoned member Kotao continues to absolutely flourish in her post-idol life. She’s got a critically acclaimed piece in the Tokyo University of the Art’s graduation show, and painted the cover art to the new (and awesome) Boris album! Boris even came to visit the exhibition to show their support….
— Boris (@Borisheavyrocks) January 31, 2022