Just in case you missed the announcement yesterday, we have taken all of the nominees sent in by the readers of Homicidols over the past few weeks and put together a survey to help whittle down the 127 entries to the a definitive list of the greatest alt-idol music videos ever. The survey will be open until July 7 so, when you have some free time, please let us know how you feel:
We are also expanding our social media reach, for whatever that is worth. Homicidols scored an invite code to Bluesky so please add our account if you are on that social network. It’s a little quiet over there right now, but at least we will be prepared if/when Twitter finally collapses under the weight of Elon’s ego.
A number of idols have decided to summer in Europe:
Broken By the Scream will be making their European debut in Austria this August.
Broken By The Scream Europe premiere!! Live concert in Vienna, Austria, 13 August 2023! We will also be taking part in some big events in Austria around these dates. Look forward to it!
— Broken By The Scream (@BBTS_koushiki) June 21, 2023
The goddesses of ERISU will be teaming up with a goddess in her own right, SARI, for a show in Italy, I mean, Nibiru. SARI has announced several other European dates as well as she embarks on her year-long stay in Sweden. And don’t forget that Yurapico and 2& will be in Cologne next month.
ERISU is happy to announce that on the 7th of July we'll have the opportunity to share our ritual with the one and only @sari_of_sari This is a unique milestone for the creed of Eris and we are so thankful, please support our sister Sari in her journey to Nibiru pic.twitter.com/YeABsKSwED
— Erisu_Official (@ErisuOfficial) June 21, 2023
Isiliel was in Germany yesterday and hits the Netherlands tomorrow before heading to the US and Anime Expo next weekend.
🌈#moonbowrising Köln on Friday
7/1-4 Anime Expo, LA🇺🇸✴︎
/21-23 Hyper Japan🇬🇧
— Isiliel (@Isiliel_jp) June 20, 2023
We have to kick off this week’s tunes with Hinano Takizawa of NEO JAPONISM performing a cover of Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation.” The arrangement is by Tagawa Utaya who has composed for NeoJapo, uijin, INUWASI, MEWM, CY8ER, Devil Anthem. and more.
Pan Luna Leafy’s new idol superunit, NARLOW release a PV from their debut.
2023’s other superunit, REIRIE drop a new MV.
-odoro- extends their streak by releasing yet another of the best singles of the year.
— OTOTSU by diskunion DIW (@ototsujp) June 21, 2023
Starting in dream pop and ending in heavy prog rock, thank PLEVAIL for this inspiring journey.
Ichigo Rinhamu will be in LA next weekend with BPM15Q. Here’s her latest PV being backed up live by TeddyLoid.
The title to this new one from Schrodinger’s Dog has got Robert Palmer stuck in my head.
GILTY x GILTY give us an ode to arachnids.
— Zsasz (@ZsaszJP) June 19, 2023
There’s some nice demonstrations of color theory in the new MV from LeNoirEclat.
Speaking of color, here’s the new one from NiL.
— NiL(ニル)12/27BIGCATワンマン (@NiL_idol) June 12, 2023
The canine raptors of INUWASI dropped a couple of new PVs this week.
Just a reminder that NEO JAPONISM is still planning on visiting the United States this fall. Keep your calendars open.
For her birthday live each year, Maho Aoki of caeca goes from being a vocal & dance to vocal & drum idol. Happy birthday!
sui sui went pensive on us with their latest, “Blue Sky After Melancholy.”
— sui sui (@sui_sound_works) June 23, 2023
nzu, the solo project of Anzu Kojima of Summer Rocket, gives us a new tune for our next road trip.
A new song from one of the best names in idol: Symdolick.
Symdolick New Single「 Caligula 」
— Symdolick (@Symdolick) June 20, 2023
Over on the Homcidols Discord service, Lupus introduced us to SAYAKA STAR, a regional and kaidan idol with zero monthly listeners on Spotify. She has a raw, pop punk sound, like uncooked Stereopony. We think everyone should go and check her out and bump those numbers up.
I was literally minutes away from finalizing the first Weekender in history under my stewardship of this site with no graduations, disbandments, or hiatuses to report.
Then chuuum (the new unit produced by uyu, formerly of PLANCK STARS) posted the following: Himeno has decided to leave prior to the group’s debut.
— chuuum【公式】 (@chuuum_official) June 24, 2023
Anya Gon (formerly known as Ayana Dainagon of LAST IN MY CULT) has joined munen.
あにゃごん ( @munen__anya )
𝙉𝙚𝙭𝙩 ︎ ⇝ 150RTで4人目のメンバー公開
— munen (@munen__) June 22, 2023
swancry, band project of Shida Hikage (ex. Yukueshirezutsurezure) is the best thing going.
It’s been a long strange trip with ano from OG chika idol with You’ll Melt More to A-lister pimping for McDonalds.