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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Halcali in PREPRODUCTION mode!

They're kinda sneaky the way they drop the smallest of hints about what they're up to here and there- usually on the last two lines of a diary entry where it's easily missed.



So, tomorrow (or is it already today?), we'll be doing preproduction work in the studio. I'm excited about turning out some great songs!

Yikes! New single just around the corner? Fingers are still crossed for Zig Zag Saturday Night...

Halcali on Yosuke@Home single

Regularly joining Halcali on stage at gigs, Yosuke@Home has collaborated with them again, this time in the studio as Halcali sing the chorus to トコナッツ (Tokonattsu), the b-side of his single debut パノラマ (Panorama).

I'll try to get hold of the song as soon as possible, but in the meantime here's Panorama, a fairly harmless bit of karaoke-ready pop, but pleasant enough none the less. Here's hoping Halcali have kicked a bit more colour into their b-side contribution!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy birthday Yukari!

Twenty-one today!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Spoon Market

This is a bit of minor-ish news perhaps, but it's worth a mention, not least because it has an interesting twist.

Halcali will join the line-up of the Spoon Market DU/O8S event being held at Tokyo's Daikanyama UNIT on September 21st. The twist being that this is an all girl-band event, with Nirgilis, 80 pan and Flip-Flap currently filling out the roster, although more girl bands are set to join the line-up in the near future.

To be honest, part of me wishes Halcali would stop doing these kind of play a 20 minute set at the bottom of the bill kind of gigs and get on with putting together the type of shows in Japan they recently put on in France and elsewhere. Publicity is publicity I guess, and it is good to see these kind of female dominated shows going out, but it still feels a bit limiting for them to still be playing second fiddle to the 80 pan's and Flip-Flap's of the world.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Halcali Sensation!

This was way, way overdue, but finally we have a dedicated Halcali forum! It's called Halcali Sensation and is being run by BroBroBear, Doubledown11 and America's (official?!) #1 Halcali fan (and regular Day By Day commenter) Novaforever. I'll be helping out where I can with the moderation.

There will be an accompanying fansite, which I believe is set to go active July 18th.

For now though, get over there, sign up and introduce yourself!