Your Homicidols Weekender #286

Happy weekend !! I’m in LA for Cruel World festival whose lineup includes Bauhaus, DEVO, The Damned, Christian Death, Blondie and a number other legendary groups whose influences help shape the music we talk about here today. Coupled with the very exciting news from earlier this week that MELON BATAKE A GO GO are visiting the US at Saboten Con, it’s becoming more and more clear that festivals and cons are very much back on. Another case in point:

That’s three of our all-time favorites, 2& , NECRONOMIDOL and GARUDA, all heading for the UK in July courtesy of our friends at Orion Live. It has been a long time since we’ve had so many overseas lives to look forward too. I’d say something optimistic, but I’m afraid to jinx these happy circumstances.

With cons getting back up and running all over the place, be sure to also support your local idols !! Jenny Hayes is appearing at Leeds Anime Con in June.

Also in June, melancholiaah! is appearing at A-Kon in Irving, Texas.

In our Best of The Year (So Far) roundup, we didn’t include a “Best New Unit” preview, but I believe Planet After the Rain is a contender.

PIGGS is going major label! Their debut single will be a competitive release between two versions: one produced by the indie team led by Ryan B and the other produced by this anonymous major label guy in a pig mask.

Speaking of the best, situasion is as good as it gets right now. Here’s a PV of one of their more upbeat tunes.

Potential Collaboration of the Year right here: RAY + For Tracy Hyde .

Wonder Lander dropped a new streaming release and it’s really good stuff.

It’s kinda sad that we got to this point, but when the MV started I just assumed BiSH were doing a tie-in to sell a car.

I love this Nousatsu ❤︎ After Beat tune so I’m thrilled they made it into an MV. Ska idols !! LET’S GO!

INUWASI is dropping a bunch of live PVs.

This seems like the first we’ve heard from MONOCLONE in a while.

Now we only have three months of Dan te Lion left before we never see them again.

Our friends at Chaotic Harmony, who we can thank for bringing MELON BATAKE A GO GO to US shores, have hooked up with Younapi. I must believe that this can only mean good things.

Meet AXELIGHT from we-B studios (home of PassCode). They dropped their first album leading up to their debut on the 20th.

A little AMEFURASSHI never hurt anyone.

Oshiloss Corner

Shortly after dropping what is quite possibly the album of the year, Kai is suspending activities from RAY .

Why are you teasing me KANARIA?

It has been one year since the dissolution of SPARK SPEAKER .

Have a Good Weekend !!

I know I will.



2 thoughts on “Your Homicidols Weekender #286

  1. I really enjoy keeping up with Homicidols and the alt-Idol scene. Very well written blog and entertaining to read. Thanks for your efforts.

  2. It was good to read about the upcoming festivals. As I live in the uk near London then HyperJapan is on my doorstep. Have been lucky to see Reol, Necronomidol and Lovebites there in previous years. Otherwise the Uk is sadly lacking in live Japanese activity. We have had Boris, Scandal, Lovebites, Band Maid etc and of course have seen Babymetal several times here (Wembley was the best gig ever). K-Pop seems to be on the rise (seeing as BTS and BlackPink have achieved global domination), so there are a few K-Pop nights and festivals starting to appear here. Makes me want to start a Japanese Idol Club night.
    I don’t wish to ruin your day, however in my travels around the net I found an Idol festival in Italy called Monstersofidol. It looks like they are pending an announcement for forthcoming festivals. But the lineup for 2020 included Yukueshirezutsurezure, Kaqyiro Terror and You’ll Melt More…. Yes REALLY. It doesn’t get much better than that does it. Unfortunately it was cancelled due to Covid, so I guess luckily I didn’t hear about it at the time – I would probably have killed myself if I knew Not Secured Loose Ends were playing in Europe, got a ticket, then having the event cancelled , then they disbanded the following January.

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