On October 5th rising international superstar girls rock band 5572320 conducted an global simultaneous release of 5572320’s second single, “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta.”
If this is your first time hearing the name 5572320 ,please allow me a moment to provide a brief background.
5572320 (go go nana ni san ni rei) the mysterious new girl band is a performance unit dubbing themselves members of Ebisu Private Junior High School and formed for the 50th anniversary of Coconut Sable. Their first single, “Half a Century Honor Student, “was released this past March, featured an line up different from traditional rock bands . This unusual combination included five guitarists and three drummers, for a super-heavy rock song. The music video was an instant success and went past 1.8M views within a week of its release, setting in motion this new world sensation known as the “mysterious girl band.”
“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” is the group’s second single, and features an the making of this single features some of the best stars in this industry . Yoko Kanno was the composer .Kanno is best known for her work on the soundtracks for many major anime films, television series, live-action films, video games, and advertisements. The performing artists were KenKen, Hideki Aoyama, and Tsuneo Imahori. KenKen (Band RIZE) is one the most iconic names in Japanese music. Hideki Aoyama is a name that is familiar to BABYMETAL fans as he is known as the “God of Drums” for the KamiBand. Tsuneo Imahori is one of the best guitarists you could ask to perform on your work.
The first impression you get from the music video for “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” is that this video and song will become known as 5572320 Queen`s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” takes the band through the trials and tribulations ,their innermost thoughts of being teenage girls transitioning from children to adults. It explores their inner conflict of whether one should embrace or resist change (should we grow up or stay a child ,you could ask yourself.)
“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” was released internationally on October 5th and will be included only in Type A of their latest single “Super Hero”.
五五七二三二〇 2nd シングル『ポンパラ ペコルナ パピヨッタ』
“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” MV was directed by Sojiro Kamatani – affiliated with Qotori Film. Major directorial and art direction works include: “Suntory CC Lemon: Ninja High Schoolers” and “Soredemoshitai by Ken Hirai”
5572320 official site
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku official site
Pure Idol Heart would like to thank Catchball, Inc. here in Tokyo for providing background information and photos for this article. Catchball is the public relations team for the mysterious new girl band 5572320
Catchball website: http://catch-ball.co.jp/
Today I had the wonderful pleasure of having a short, but meaningful conversation with the staff of a re-born idol group.
I had known about the group in the past at the time the group had nine members and was a ballet Idol rock group. Almost as quickly as they arrived they seemed to disappear. Those things happen in this genre for different reasons things happen.
Well the staff reintroduced themselves to me to let me know they had been re-born as a new unit, with a new look, sound and songs.
The staff after exchanging greetings, they mentioned to me about their new songs and invited me to listen to them and express to them my opinions about the songs.
The group aim is to be a different sound and style from the idol groups you see all the time. The group has a number of influences ranging from Gothic metal, symphonic metal, alternative rock and Idol Pop.
What makes this group interesting is how they approach using their influences. They have created a sound that is symphonic inspired and very delicate. It`s a lot different from what you are used to hearing from idol groups.
There is just something about the songs that as a musician and songwriter that draws me to them and I find them very pleasurable to listen to.
If you are looking for something fresh, that is not true Idol metal and not true traditional Idol JPop, I strongly suggest giving Mai and Chiharu a try.
underbeasty is an Idol rock group that I have been following and supporting since their debut. They are a group that we have featured in the past with other rising Idol rock and Idol Metal groups ,but never have they received their moment to solo feature until today.
underbeasty describe their idol concept as “visual kei idol rock”. When seeing the term “visual kei” you shouldn`t immediately jump into the mindset that the group is the “The Gazette” of Idol genre.
underbeasty brand of “visual kei” refers to the fact that the group takes pride in their uniformed movements ,matching uniforms and choreographed hand movements.
The members also share a common indie Idol working system in that the members take part in producing their own lyrics and dances and take an very active part in the overall music ,image and concept of the group.
With Indie/underground Idols it truly is all hands on deck as often the staff includes the Idols and 1-5 supporting staff all pitching in to do the daily running of the group.
Underbeasty is a group that is gaining a lot of buzz in the idol underground for their Idol like charms ,fist pumping live shows and spirited fan reactions. The steady rise of the group has many in the genre targeting underbeasty as possibly the next breakout Idol group. If the group does not break out of the idol underground before the end of this year ,than 2016 could be their key growth year.
This is one group were their talent potential is higher than the level they are in. It`s very hard for underground/Indie Idols to take that next step as fans tend to not cross-support groups other than the one their oshimen works for. Underbeasty is one group with all the pieces in place to be a breakout group.
Underbeasty has just released their debut single “Raven “ along with its coupling tracks “occult propose” and “spotlight”.
Underbeasty influence and standing is rising by the month in this new Idol Rock (IDOROCK)/Metal genre (IDOMETAL) and one look at their debut single “Raven” proves that just because a group doesn`t get the same viral insanity love that some gimmick idol groups receive ,that this new growing genre of Idol Rock/Metal genre has a solid core underground just waiting for the media to take notice.
Supporting Underbeasty whose birth years run from 1994 to 98 from the day they had their debut was one of the best moves I ever made and if you give this group a fair chance and not compare them to anyone other than Underbeasty , I believe you`ll like what you hear from them.
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Tokyo Idol Festival was helf last week end at Odaiba & Aomi Area on Saturday, August 1st & Sunday, August 2nd, 2015.
We have serch the web and find some of the best kawaii rock and metal idols that were playing at TIF 2015.
PassCode live at the Heat Garage stage
BiSH at the Smile Garden stage
BELLRING少女ハート（ベルハー）「low tide」at Zepp DiverCity
LoVendoЯ at Smile Garden stage
Dempagumi.inc at Hot Stage
Heat Garage stage
OSAKA SYUNKASHYTO at Smile Garden
Sakura Gakuin at Hot Stage