I rarely get personal here, primarily because I figure folks visit because they’re interested in idols and artistry and music and not the intimate travails of Daemon: idol blogger. And don’t worry, because I’m not going to get personal now except to say that, yesterday, I had a really bad day. I only bring it up because the things that most helped me get through it were: 1. Ditching work for the afternoon; 2. A chat/venting session with Papermaiden; and 3. This infectious new single by fishbowl.
Idol heals. Let’s begin the treatment:
Meet brand new chika idol supergroup GILTY x GILTY. The unit is made up of twinpale, members of Non¬Fiction and iLiFE!, plus Hakuu Coai (aka the idol formerly known as Togaren of Zenbu Kimi no Sei da.).
Shiina Hikari released this creepy epic for us.
After that journey into darkness (or anytime at all) there is nothing better than Nani’n’Nerun?
Ziensa over on the Homicidols Discord server brought ano’s new collaboration with AAAMYYY to our attention.
今夜24:00、デジタルシングル「あの笑み feat. ano」をリリースします。
Jacket Artwork by @__margt pic.twitter.com/65z7pHxJ4B
— AAAMYYY//エイミー (@amy0aaamyyy) June 21, 2022
twinpale makes a second appearance in the weekender, this time as themselves.
After several quiet months, PLEVAIL have released their second MV in two weeks and we can get behind this trend.
meme tokyo has a new single and accompanying MV.
A lyric video from RAY while we try to forget about their impending hiatus.
Speaking of, if you’re not doing anything later, you can catch a Twitcast livestream of three of the best units in the game right now: RAY, situasion and kinopo.
— Tribu -トライブ- 山本 生 (@tribu_syo) June 25, 2022
Izukoneko released her first song after a hiatus of seven years.
NEKIRU end their recent series of live MV releases on a high with a full release of their second one-man live.
And if you think you recognise some of those covers but can’t put your finger on it, our Korean Correspondent (a title we just made up on the spot) FFS put everything into a handy playlist!
Also helping me through my bad day was this cover by zizi. Bonus: the MV comes complete with English subtitles.
BUPPPLE is looking for new members. Give their choreography a try and see if this is the unit for you!
Here’s another dance MV, this time from potential Debut of the Year, JILLASTED .
A PV from the venerable Devil ANTHEM.
Kanaku Logic gets in on the retro swing trend.
LiLii Kaona are too good for this world. They disband in one week, so this may be the last video we get from them.
Momoshikiya Furukinokibano Shinobunimo Naoamariaru Mukashinarikeri of PLANCK STARS will be suspending activities through mid-September due to an leg injury.
— プランクスターズ | official (@planckstars) June 22, 2022
Former Shion of Guso Drop has started a YouTube channel and blog.
— 仮名無し (@djgtgm) June 24, 2022
Three other former members of Guso Drop got together for a mini-reunion: Yurapico (current APOKALIPPPS and ex. BURST GIRL), Saki (2&) and Anna (also ex. Gu-Gu LULU).
— 千歳さき (２＆) (@DOUBLE_AND) June 25, 2022
ZOMBIE POWDER has rebooted as Human Spiral with ex. ZOMPOW Kaho Hinata
and three new members. , Rua Amane and two new members.
— HUMAN 螺旋 official (@HUSPA_official) June 23, 2022
Rin Karasumaru, formerly of YUP YUP, has started a solo project called MR and it sounds fabulous.