Lil na Valley – live @ GOTANDA G5 [2021-03-07]

Lil Na Valley

Let’s get to know more about Lil na Valley through a live video made by iColony; this melodic hardcore idol unit seems to be pretty enjoyable!

Groups that don’t have really many releases and MV’s are often hard to follow for non-Japanese people. That’s why we have to bow before channels that bring us lots of high quality live videos such as iColony, which you probably already know (and if you don’t, follow them right now).

Lurking around the many videos they published recently, I noticed a video from one idol group that I only heard by name and didn’t have the chance to check out yet: Lil na Valley. Turns out that this unit — which is under JIL PLANET, together with Ars’alum, SPACE PIRATES class ZERO and Pu Lathessa — released their first single Heavy Mental one year ago and nothing else; they are still active though, despite having lost a member recently, and this live video recorded last March proves that they are also pretty good.

The music of the group combines an intense melodic hardcore sound full of energy with ultra-catchy vocal lines, a very nice blend that seems to work perfectly on stage — as you would expect from a punk-based idol unit. The intro of the show caught me a bit off guard with that slightly EDM-oriented sound, but then “Heavy Mental” immediately set the mood of the whole concert. It’s impressive how the songs are memorable right after the first listening, thanks to the enjoyable hooks acting as the more melodic counterparts to the harder and more intense verses.

The five girls also do a great job not only singing with all their heart, but also putting a lot of energy into their performance; it may be a given considering we’re talking about idol music, but the members of this group are what really makes this show so entertaining, together with the top-notch instrumentals.

Overall, Lil na Valley seems to be a pretty nice unit, which will be appreciated by fans of punk idols. Since the live showed that they have a good amount of songs now, I hope they are going to release them in some way, so that we can get to listen to them more.

TRICK OR TREAT? – Idol Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019
Let’s celebrate Halloween with a short horror-themed playlist and a photo gallery of the cutest …sorry, scariest idols out there.

There is nothing better than an alternative idol playlist to celebrate Halloween: horror punk, darkwave and heavy metal apparently work perfectly with evil witches and carved pumpkins. Unfortunately, we couldn’t include Dopechan’s rap on Nightmare Before Christmas‘s theme, but give it a listen anyway.

So here we go with Necronomidol‘s ultra-dark sound, Pikarin‘s craziest madness, XTEEN‘s horrific punk and much more; one thing’s for sure: you’re gonna have the best nightmares you’ve ever had…

In addition, below you can find some pics of our favorite idols in Halloween-themed outfits. Spoiler: Hanako-san has not been included, as she’s always the scariest one.


  • Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
    Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
  • Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
    Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
  • Raymay - Halloween 2019
    Raymay - Halloween 2019
  • Cinder Ella - Halloween 2019
    Cinder Ella - Halloween 2019
  • Queens - Halloween 2019
    Queens - Halloween 2019
  • Lyrical School - Halloween 2019
    Lyrical School - Halloween 2019
  • Wasuta (The World Standard) - Halloween 2019
    Wasuta (The World Standard) - Halloween 2019
  • Wasuta - Halloween 2019
    Wasuta - Halloween 2019
  • KAQRIYOTERROR - Halloween 2019
    KAQRIYOTERROR - Halloween 2019
  • Migma Shelter - Halloween 2019
    Migma Shelter - Halloween 2019
  • YukueshirezuTsurezure - Halloween 2019
    YukueshirezuTsurezure - Halloween 2019
  • XOXO Extreme - Halloween 2019
    XOXO Extreme - Halloween 2019
  • Very Very Red Berry - Halloween 2019
    Very Very Red Berry - Halloween 2019
  • Spark Speaker - Halloween 2019
    Spark Speaker - Halloween 2019
  • Melon Batake A Go Go - Halloween 2019
    Melon Batake A Go Go - Halloween 2019
  • Lily Of The Valley - Halloween 2019
    Lily Of The Valley - Halloween 2019
  • I.D.And Fly LooM - Halloween 2019
    I.D.And Fly LooM - Halloween 2019
  • Burst Girl - Halloween 2019
    Burst Girl - Halloween 2019
  • BlackNazarene - Halloween 2019
    BlackNazarene - Halloween 2019
  • 963 (Kurumi) - Halloween 2019
    963 (Kurumi) - Halloween 2019