When Lyric Holic Kagekidan called it a day it was a bit of a surprise. Yes, we had not heard much from them in a while, since they put out “Alice Madness” in late 2016, but they were still active. Then late last year they did their last live and there was the announcement that they were doing auditions to create a sort of second coming of the group.
Hey…. You….. Person reading this. I really hope you are ready for something fxxking punk, at least as far as idols go. BURST GIRL wants you to know what they are all about. Strap yourself in and check out this MV. Oh, there is another thing as well…….
Well, we finally have all the information on the upcoming release from both iterations of BiS, well minus cover art. We also pretty much have a handle on how members will be placed and how they will be moved from group to group. Now that there is an even number to put between the two groups it will be a bit easier.
For those who didn’t know, BABYMETAL parted ways with their old US distributor, RAL (RED Associated Labels) which was owned by Sony Music Entertainment, quite some time ago. Now it seems that they have formed a new US label for themselves, but things may not be so cut and dried.
We’re back with a brand new episode of The Alternative Idol Podcast! A whole bunch of news and MVs have come out since our last show so this one is jam packed with all of the latest info from the world of Japanese Alternative Idol. Fans living in the UK and on the west coast of America in particular will find this one interesting as we have news of several groups heading your way in the next few months. It’s a crazy time to be a Western fan but as always we try to keep you up to date with all of the latest happenings to the best of our abilities.
In the news this week:
- Momoland withdraws from BiS, Gamiya Saki also leaves.
- Maison book girl announce a UK tour.
- Shuuengo Buppan and Checkmate are getting rebooted.
- Former MIGMA SHELTER member Yoneko is going solo.
- Candye♡Syrup and SENANAN to attend Saboten Con in Arizona.
- PassCode provide us with details of their upcoming single “Ray”.
- Melon Batake a go go tease their upcoming mini-album “SICKxIDOLSxSICK”.
- AVANDONED return from hiatus with new single “AFTER SCHOOL cw/ Bakuhatsu Suru Romance”.
- HAMIDASYSTEM detail upcoming mini-album “DERO X”.
- Maison book girl detail their 7″ vinyl pressing of “karma / bath room”.
- Re:Alice detail their debut single.
- Yukueshirezutsurezure preview new song “Phantom Kiss”.
- Melon Batake a go go preview upcoming song “Horror Billy Nights”.
- LADYBABY preview upcoming single “Hoshi no Nai Sora”.
- Malcolm Mask McLaren preview upcoming single “Light on!!”.
We also share our thoughts on MVs from GANG PARADE, Oyasumi Hologram, EMPiRE, JyuJyu, You’ll Melt More! and XTEEN.
Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.
During this transition phase for most WACK groups you will see some odd things. Example: EMPiRE MV with the new members before they have officially joined. We are all aware that the new members join on May 1st, yet here they are in an MV.
Oh, by the way, this song is pretty damn good, as it the album. Also isfyou have not heard the other two songs with the new members you can still get them from OTOTOY.
Official Website: http://empire-official.com/
Get that album, it is pretty good.
Remember the last dose of idol breakdowns? Good. Then you’ll know what to expect here. On the other hand if you have no idea what I’m talking about then I suggest you strap in and get ready for an absolute aural assault as we bring you our second selection of the best breakdowns the world of alternative idol has to offer!
The time is here!! At long last that sweet, sweet blue vinyl pressing from Maison Book Girl is now up for pre-order. As soon as I found out I jumped on it, of course I am a really huge fan of Maison Book Girl. They really picked two great tracks for this release, no question.