This week in music 06.24.2015

This week in music

This week’s featured releases come from Ayumikurikamaki and Q’ulle.

Ayumikurikamaki – “Honey Honey Honey

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Everyone’s favorite bear themed idol group (inb4 some smartass in the comments says they’re not their favorite group) Ayumikurikamaki drop a brand new single this week. What’s more, it’s the ending theme song for the anime “Punchline!”. If that sounds familiar then it’s because Nakagawa Shoko and Dempagumi.inc teamed up to provide its opening theme a few weeks back. Quite the company to be in and certainly not the worst way to expose more people to your music. If you’re reading this and you like your idol music to be hype and catchy then Ayumikurikamaki is a group you’ll want to check out.

 

Q’ulle – “Q&A ~Q’ulle and Answer~

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Speaking of groups that should be on your radar, we also have Q’ulle who are releasing their debut album this week. 2015 has certainly been a busy year for the group so far, roaring out of the gates with 3 single releases already under their belts since their evolution from the now defunct Danceroid. They’re looking to continue that blistering release pace here but it does have a slight hitch. Unfortunately, a pretty decent chunk of the album is going to be stuff that you’ve heard before if you’ve been following Q’ulle from the beginning. However, if you’re a new fan this is a great time to see what they’re all about.

 

ALSO THIS WEEK:

Never Mind” by Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School
“Matsuri” by Boso Musume
“Agrizm -Our Anthem-” by Enohagirls
Natsuiro Candy” by HR
Mint / Acerola Notes” by Miniature Garden
Dokkyun!! Shoujo” by Tokimeki Sendenbu

This week’s other releases feature a single from Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School that I think isn’t going to get anywhere near as much recognition as it deserves. HR are dancing on a beach in very little clothing, as is the tradition for most idol groups at this time of year. Finally, Tokimeki Sendenbu are the new Stardust darlings who are given the almost impossible task of trying to peddle the same cookie cutter sounds that most of their seniors have been selling for years now. Until next time.
If you missed any of the last few weeks’ worth of new music you can check out past editions of This Week in Music here.
What new music are you looking forward to this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

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