This week was a bit of a blur, but here’s what I remember: Earlier this week we dropped the first ten videos in our countdown of the 50 best alt-idol MVs as selected by the Homicidols community. Check it out if haven’t already and watch for the next entry in the series to post in the next few days.
Tickets went on sale for PassCode’s US debut tour dates. I snagged tickets for LA even though I am not sure if I will be able to get the time off work.
TICKET SALE INFORMATION
“PassCode US TOUR 2023
Artist pre-sale has started today!
■09.03 [Sun] Dallas : The Cambridge Room at House Of Blueshttps://t.co/uG4rsuCJb6
■09.05 [Tue] New York : Gramercy Theatrehttps://t.co/QYDEzNN9LP
■09.07 [Thu] Los Angeles :… pic.twitter.com/ekzKvHnw3B
— PassCodeオフィシャル (@passcodeO) July 18, 2023
Isiliel began the UK leg of her world tour at HYPER JAPAN.
✨🇬🇧Thank you so much
for the wonderful show tonight
at Main stage!🌈✨
Today was the first day of and my 1st solo stage at #HYPERJAPAN!
Isiliel’s Meet & Greet will be at the artist goods booth near the pink staircase from tomorrow.
— Isiliel (@Isiliel_jp) July 21, 2023
PIGGS are back in proto-punk form since, perhaps, the first time since they went major label. More of this please.
Minna no Kodomochan has released a new digital single.
now on sale!!!!!
作曲 JIN TANAKA
— みんなのこどもちゃん (@kodomocafeid) July 18, 2023
NARLOW make the case that they are the most exciting new unit of 2023. Exhibit No.7.
situasion go ultra chill in their latest.
The new, coed lyrical school has got some groove and an edge.
PPPR!! continues releasing a new song every week in July.
— PPPR!!-ピポパロ- (@PPPR_official) July 20, 2023
I’m telling you, #2i2 is really good (and, in case you were wondering, their name is pronounced “nini”).
Room 0205, who fuse city pop and hip hop, have released their second MV to support their debut single which is being released as a 7″ on vinyl.
Tokyo Moso Map are one of my favorite idol projects. Their motto is, “Sing and the city will be happy,” and perform songs about various features of Tokyo like the bridges of the Sumida River and the Minami-Kanto Expressway. Their latest is a disco tribute to the construction of tunnels.
-odoro- extends their streak of excellent 2023 releases.
From Vietnam, it’s a new one from POLARIS☆.
Youbeingyou goes Latin swing for their latest. Am I the only one who hears them channeling Doris Day?
From retro swing, back to hip hop: here’s a MIC RAW RUGA PV.
Let’s continue the genre whiplash with a dream pop solo work by ELLE Lily (one half of Eik).
Dance. Rock. Night. Three of my favorite things in one song from PLEVAIL.
NANONI made this song to help you get up in the morning.
We don’t usually go this yume kawaii around here, but their name is Panic Monster !n Wonderland, and they’re just adorable. Blame Fredo who uploaded this addictive monstrosity to the Homicidols Discord server.
Fredo made up for it by also posting this new one from Kyoto’s Miyako no Kuni no Alice called “MENHERA FXXK Tea Party.”
Yumegiwa Sara of Yumegiwa last girl missed a show on July 18th due to illness and has not been heard from since.
— yumegiwa last girl (@yumegiwa_l_g) July 21, 2023
Runon (ex. RILISREVERSE) and Kasen (ex. RILISREVERSE and NECRONOMIDOL) have joined the new unit, tonalia.
① @tonalia_jp をフォロー
— トナリア (@tonalia_jp) July 19, 2023
The idol formerly known as RÄI_Lie of BUDDHA Tokyo is now Raize Kasumi of SAZANAMi Λug.
— SAZANAMi Λug. 【8/27周年ワンマンから新体制へ！】 (@sazanami_aug) July 15, 2023
Speaking of BUDDHA Tokyo, if you are wondering where all their music went to on streaming services, you can now find their catalog under the name of the rebooted unit, DOGMACLUB.
『 beyond control 』を7月16日 より順次配信開始🎉
— DOGMACLUB (@DOGMA_0429) July 15, 2023
Natori (ex. Doll Insert Deathmask) joined the new unit, END OF MISERY.
黒色担当のイラストも描けるカッコいいメンバーです。END OF MISERYのスターティングメンバーが揃いました。応援の程宜しくお願いします！ pic.twitter.com/JkxtPe5VMH
— END OF MISERY公式 (@end_of_misery) July 21, 2023
iiyu (a band project of former Hime Kyun Fruit Can members Mayuri and Sakurako) wrote this song for Sakurako’s sister’s wedding.