It has been another tumultuous week in idol but amongst all of the headlines of members leaving and new units launching, we want to make sure that this piece of news didn’t slip by your radar: our favorite Hiroshima-based punks, PLANCK STARS have announced that Richan will have a solo single released if, and only if, they can garner 10,000 Twitter followers by the group’s tour final on June 12th.
— 張李江(ちゃんりぃちゃん) (@plasta_richan) April 24, 2022
If they do not have 10,000 followers by that date, not only will their solo song not be released, but they will have to shave their head. If you haven’t already, please follow Richan!!
Other stuff happened this week too, like:
I thought BiSH had already dropped this month’s #BiSHiSOVER single, but then they released this one a week later which I guess is the theme song to their new movie which is gonna be released in June or something. I have no idea.
MANACLE released a PV of their band set collaboration with Yu Mamada.
New DEATHNYANN (solo project of Minami of WAGAMAMARAKIA).
⛓⛓「tarantula」OUT NOW ⛓⛓
Subscription links :https://t.co/r78kKNLDsO
— 星熊南巫(我儘ラキア) (@rakia_minami) April 27, 2022
Tokyo Psychopath gave us a tease of their next MV and single, the full versions of which are being released TODAY!
The new single from MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN is a banger. That, at least, was my opinion. Others in the Homicidols Discord Server disagreed but that is okay because no opinions about music are wrong (especially mine).
レッツ エンジョイ "豆んJOY"
— 豆柴の大群 (@MAMESHiBATAiGUN) April 24, 2022
Himeno of twinpale dropped a solo song.
XTEEN channel some rockabilly.
New M-M-M-MELTY GHOST CLUB entitled “MMMMMMAIMAI!!!!”
Owaranaide, Yoru dropped their first single since the reboot last week and shame on us for missing that.
「Breathe Deep」がApple Music/Spotify/LINE MUSIC等のデジタル配信&ダウンロードにて、配信開始いたしました。
— 終わらないで、夜 (@owaranaide_yoru) April 17, 2022
We also missed the new single released last week by the always excellent Lion net Girl. We’re really bad at our job.
「UNDER THE SUN」配信開始！
— Lion net girl (@lng_info) April 23, 2022
HEARTBEATS is really something special.
HINAGIKU. don’t need no education.
The sisters of femme fatale have a more playful take on things.
Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. has released their latest re-recording of classic tracks with their latest line-up. Since it is the third time they have done this, the album is appropriately tiled, Q.E.D.tri.
🎧 解禁 🎧
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) April 26, 2022
Broken By the Scream announced that they will be releasing their next full album on July 20th.
2年半振りのニューアルバム「RISE into CHAOS(ライズ･イントゥ･ケイオス)」を7月20日(水)に徳間ジャパンコミュニケーションズからリリース決定致しました!! また本日より先行でAmazonオリジナル特典付にて予約受付開始!!
— Broken By The Scream (@BBTS_koushiki) April 28, 2022
Pupa!! also have a new album coming out in June and it sounds like it’s gonna be awesome.
EMPATHY is one 2022’s new units that we’re real excited about. Here’s a PV from their first one-man live.
Benjamin Jasmine changed their named to Benjas! and have started head banging.
Here’s one of the last MVs of this generation of lyrical school.
Towa Amou has withdrawn from NECRONOMIDOL due to health reasons.
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) April 26, 2022
the mishmash held their final live. Skank and weep.
the mishmash ONEMAN LIVE 2022 "THE END"
— the mishmash (@mishmash_info) April 25, 2022
Chick-flick, one of the most promising of this year’s new units, has lost member Ayase Murasaki.
【紫上あやせ 物語終幕のお知らせ】 pic.twitter.com/Lojul6G78D
— Chick-flick (@chickflick_info) April 28, 2022
There are only so many LiLii Koana lives left. This is very sad.