It was a very eventful week in the global scene. Isiliel performed in France and Germany and is now heading for Sweden to record her next album, Kasen of RILISREVERSE got her Twitter account suspended for some reason, and the South Korean live idol scene bore witness to a scandalous meltdown with more melodrama than a makjang.
This past week was also special in that we received PVs from both SU-METAL and Pour Liu, the original queens of alternative idol. I flipped a coin and Pour Lui and PIGGS won the honor of kicking off the Weekender.
Who can we talk to about organizing a PIGGS x BABYMETAL collab?
Almost equally legendary, PassCode released a new one as well. This may be my favorite track from them in some time.
WAGAMAMA RAKIA may not have any legends in the line-up, but they are no less impressive.
A lot of great new songs dropped this week, but JIEMEI may be responsible for my favorite.
『 M e w (ミュー) 』
— ジエメイ【公式】 (@jiemei_idol) January 24, 2023
I like MVs that tell a story. Here’s a dramatic one from MAPA.
THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO released their fourth album which is appropriately titled, THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO IV.
THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO22曲目の新曲『革命讃歌』が収録されたDigital Albumが1/30の0時より各ストリーミングサービス、サブスクにて解禁⚔️https://t.co/q8B6DIsLCl
収録曲の中には、RIOT PARTY〜Piano Rearrange ver.〜やSE、EndSEも盛り込んでます👍是非ご視聴を🙏#オケトー pic.twitter.com/XxDivcDNEO
— 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗥𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔 𝗧𝗢𝗞𝗬𝗢 -official- (@OrchestraTokyo) January 28, 2023
Yuri Hirano aka Yuirmaru (APOKALIPPS and SZWARC) dropped an infectious new solo track on us.
CROSSNOESIS dropped a new single for the third month in a row. All three songs will be released as an EP next month.
— クロスノエシス (@CROSSNOESIS) January 29, 2023
We don’t hear from Underbeasty often, so savor this and then go listen to their new EP.
FiDZ dropped a whole album to commemorate their one year anniversary.
— FiDZ (@official_FiDZ) January 31, 2023
Here’s the debut MV from Ac!u Gromov, the new unit from the producer of the sorely missed LiLii Kaona. It’s quite a departure from the organica sound.
You wouldn’t know if from our site, but something I learned it when I was over in Japan recently: one of the biggest units in the whole chika idol scene is FaM.
・Live the dream https://t.co/kMJDUoiiCL
・Peaceful Dawn https://t.co/nkJYodggYJ
・High Lifehttps://t.co/urWXb3PSk8 pic.twitter.com/PsSI6AIp5U
— FaM official (@FaMofficial3) February 1, 2023
X!DENT just dropped their first proper (live) video and it’s for their new Xii-composed song.
Speaking of, Homicidols very own FarFromSleep created a custom character that lets you play as Xii in WORLD OF HORROR.
Play as Xii in WORLD OF HORROR! 🦇😱🦇
An all-new custom character! Requires full the version of the game. Installation instructions (EN/KR) are included in the zip file.
google drive (mirror): https://t.co/ggGkwXdRya
Happy Birthday 💜 pic.twitter.com/sB6kNdwXXE
— FFS 조이 🦋 (@farfromsleep) January 28, 2023
Thai idols, REBiRTH have released their first lyric video.
For those of you on the East Coast of the US, don’t forget that Broken by the Scream will be in the D.C. metro area in two weeks at Katsucon. Our friends at Chaotic Harmony are planning one of their special VIP events and you can snag a ticket right now.
BBTS VIP tickets for Katsucon are on sale now! Snag yours before they're gone!
— Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events (@cha0ticharmony) February 4, 2023
Chaotic Harmony have also sent us a New Year greeting from Roa’s (ex. BURST GIRL) new unit, PPPR!
The new Tokyo Psychopath tune is from THE STARBEMS who you might remember for their collaboration with BURST GIRL a while back.
— 東京サイコパス【公式】 (@ldk_psychopath) January 31, 2023
CYNHN is just lovely.
kanaku logic will be releasing a new song on the first of the month from now on.
— 感覚ロヂック (@kankaku_logic) February 1, 2023
Nousatsu❤︎After Beat is now know as NO❤︎AF but they are still one of the few idol ska units on the planet.
I know next to nothing about this group except that they are called Million dollars fairlady, I enjoyed this tune, and they are all spending the weekend in Thailand. Thanks to amita୨୧ over on the Homicidols Discord server for the recommendation.
— 100万ドルのフェアレディ【ミリフェア】 (@100_fairlady) February 1, 2023
You know who else is in Thailand for Thai Japan Expo, and also just released a new single ? MAZE
NEW DIGITAL SINGLE
"SUPERSONIC feat. Hero(Another Story)"
— MAZE(メイズ)🎙️ (@maze_idol) February 1, 2023
I don’t believe we’ve ever posted TA JOSHI on the site before, but here’s a nice, funky tune recommended by BobIsRandom over on the Homicidols Discord server.
Webshiki of Satanic Punish is out for a while. She was suffering from what was described as a life-threatening illness but has recovered considerably since the initial report.
— 【公式】Satanic Punish @ 2/18(土) TWINBOX AKIHABARA昼帯☀️ (@SatanicPunish) February 2, 2023
JILLASTED didn’t last long.
— JILLASTED (@JILLASTED) January 30, 2023
Noa has left OMNI66 due to health issues.
— OMNI666@2/6怜生誕祭 (@OMNI666_2022) January 26, 2023
Karen Raptor is leaving Dinosaur due to issues with her hearing.
— 🦕 (@dino_karen1) January 31, 2023
Biwako-kun is no longer a member of No Longer Idol.
— アイドル失格【公式】 (@nolongeridol) January 30, 2023
PLANCK STARS are taking a break, but just for two days paid vacation.
— プランクスターズ | 3/17豊洲PITワンマン (@planckstars) February 2, 2023
Risano (ex. lyrical school) has announced that she is working on a solo project.
— RISANO (@risano_0928) January 30, 2023