CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL is a Japanese idol unit formed in 2021, consisting of four members: Asuka Kazahana, Mayo Fujiwa, Tsubomi Ruiru, and Mikan Akari. They are a live idol group that combines the concept of a weak punch with school uniform-like costumes and youthful rock sound.
The Tokyo-based Rock group recently released the English version of their hit NanteSamishiiYoruNanda, which translates to “What a Lonely Night.” The Japanese version was previously included on their Sotto Voce album and is currently climbing the DRT Global Top 150 Independent Airplay Chart.
The group’s self-titled album, Chicken Blow, was released in January 2023 and proved to be a hit with more than one million units sold worldwide. The group will hold a solo concert in Tokyo, Japan on September 26, 2023 to commemorate the second anniversary of their formation. They are hoping to attract 1500 people.
As the four members are shy and weak-willed, just as their concept suggests, they used to have negative thoughts and tremble before every live performance at the beginning of their formation. However, they now have a strong mindset and believe that they are the strongest on stage.
Their single (“What a Lonely Night”) is starting to pick up in the US and they are in California for a performance at a major festival.
“What a Lonely Night.” is a great album, Chicken Blow the Idol are a great group, you should check both out if you know what’s good for you and you definitely want to go see them perform in Japan.
Idols are predominantly singers, but are also often trained in acting, dancing, and modeling. This style of recruiting and training was pioneered by Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of Johnny & Associates, and has since been used in other pop idol industries such as Korean idols in K-pop.