Best Of Alt-Idol 2020

Best Of Alt-Idol 2020

As you probably already know, 2020 is almost over. Many things happened in the underground idol scene during the last twelve months: some groups disbanded and others came in their place; some units lost some members and/or gained new ones; some idols disappeared from the scene while others even started solo careers; the usual idol mess, but maybe even worse than usual.

We had the big Necronomidol drama (which also led to the birth of Manacle); codomomental groups have been going through a lot of changes; BLACKNAZARENE lost a couple of members too; DESURABBITS announced the end of their activities in 2021, while sora tob takana are already inactive. Lots of bad stuff, right?

But at the same time, we also got Wagamama Rakia going strong with their new line-up; Bish’s Aina THE END recently announced her solo activities; Migma Shelter released one of the craziest idol albums I’ve ever heard; units like INforMEL and TENRIN had a great start. So, some very nice things happened as well.

Anyway, if you ever feel nostalgic for this quarantine-plagued year, try the Spotify playlist below, where I chose a hundred songs to sum up these twelve months with some good music. I gave myself a few rules to select these tracks:

  • Only one song for each idol/group (meaning that 100 different artists have been featured)
  • They are in alphabetical order, as it would have been too hard to rank them in any way

So this may be a good chance to discover anything you missed in 2020. Enjoy these almost seven hours of idol music!

IDOL SANTA – Christmas Gallery

Christmas 2019

Merry idol Christmas! As usual, this time of the year is a good chance to see our favorite idols dressed as Santas, elves, reindeers and all that stuff. So let’s enjoy this collection of cute Christmas girls!


CHIKA RADAR #23: PeepSiLL!

CHIKA RADAR #23: PeepSILL!

Rock idol group PeepSiLL! just released their first song; they are also holding their debut live show right before the end of the year.

Even though I’m always searching for unique and crazy stuff, I also enjoy more standard and catchy music every now and then. In fact, this time we’re going to discover a recently formed group which doesn’t try too hard to be the weirdest thing out there: so let’s give a warm welcome to the girls of PeepSiLL!.

This unit came up a few months ago introducing themselves as a four-members rock idol group, which says literally everything you should expect from them. Finally, after a not-so long wait, last week they released their debut song on their YouTube channel: here’s “S.S.S. (Stereotype Symbol Sacrifice)”.

As expected, it’s nothing more than a typical J-Rock song; but it’s a nice J-Rock song, which is why we’re talking about them. This is the kind of stuff you put in your alt-idol playlist because it sounds catchy and you’re always happy when it comes on shuffle, although you’re never actively searching for it. I’m not sure it’s really a positive thing to say, but whatever. They also have this simple and black-based aesthetics which I don’t dislike, mainly because it’s at least different from the usual over the top costumes.

Since we’re here, let’s introduce the four members of the group:

  • 愛洲 るな (Aisu Runa), the inevitable hikikomori of the group who loves ice cream (who doesn’t though?)
  • ​星宮 かな (Hoshimiya Kana), with her tomboy-ish look and some nice cosplay skills (check her out here)
  • 唸凛 あゔ (Unari Avu), who for some reason cried in front of Shibuya station and wants to reach 300 followers (you’re almost there, girl)
  • ​餅 ごはん (Mochi Gohan), whose goal is ti be on the news when she dies (hope you’re not there yet, girl)

PeepSiLL! are going to hold their debut live on the 27th of December, so let’s see what they’re going to do after that.

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