KNOW YOUR IDOL #5: Zombie Powder

Zombie Powder
The Know Your Idol series is back with another interview: this time we’ll get to know Zombie Powder, an idol quintet whose punk music brings in a lot of different influences. As always, special thanks to Idol Underworld.
Another interview, another punk group: Zombie Powder‘s music is actually more than simply punk, but the freedom through which they draw from metal, ska and many other genres is the essence of punk. We didn’t have many chances to talk about this group since I created this website, but they absolutely deserve more attention.

In this interview, we’ll get to know the five members of this unit, talking about their tastes in music, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and their thoughts on both themselves and the idol scene. Enjoy the interview!

Ok, new life goal: bringing Zombie Powder (along with other idols) in Italy. Let’s make Italy not only the land of pizza, but also the land of idols. Because idols and pizza may be the best combo ever.

KNOW YOUR IDOL #4: Bury

Bury

It’s time for another interview for the Know Your Idol series: this time we’ll get to know Bury, punk idols full of energy and emotions. As always, special thanks to Idol Underworld.

Punk means freedom, energy and bursting emotions: Bury surely know it and you can feel the punkest spirit in their music and performances. With three years of activities and a full length album titled No Good Thing Ever Dies released last year, the group seems unstoppable and is establishing itself as one of the most interesting punk units in the idol scene.

In this interview made in collaboration with Idol Underworld, Bury members talk about personal interests, dreams and challenges; also, Kotomi is going to graduate very soon, so this might be one of the last chances to see her in the group. Enjoy the interview!

くぴぽ (qppo) – PAINT PAIN 平成 (Paint Pain Heisei)

くぴぽ (qppo)
くぴぽ (qppo) released a new MV for “PAINT PAIN 平成”, a chaotic and crazy electro-pop-punk song written by 後藤まりこ (Gotō Mariko).
This week’s dose of craziness is kindly offered by くぴぽ (qppo) and their new MV for “PAINT PAIN 平成”. You might be wondering with it is so crazy, so let’s start by taking a look at it.

First of all, this mix of upbeat pop and out of control electro-punk. It’s absolutely impressive, especially because the song was composed by none other than 後藤まりこ (Gotō Mariko), former member of the punk jazz band ミドリ (Midori) and now producing her own music as DJ後藤まりこ (you might want to check out her first album). qppo‘s members are probably as crazy as her, being able to keep up with this bizarre style: you’ll get a lot of cute and catchy vocals, but also some ear-piercing screams. And of course, the result is just awesome.

What makes the group even more unusual is that it’s a gender-mixed unit. Or at least it should be, but since Maki-chan is actually a six years old who wants to be a cute girl, let’s believe in them and call it an all-female group. Just don’t be too surprised if you hear a deeper — but still very cute! — voice in some of their songs.


I may be biased towards Gotō Mariko, as I still remember the moment I discovered Midori during my adolescence; nonetheless, I believe that qppo is a pretty solid group and this song simply proved it.

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