The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.18: Taking Ourselves Higher

After a week off Garry, Terry and John are back. This week I am remote broadcasting from California, much to the dismay of my family, but I just can’t miss a show. We try to cover almost two weeks worth of news although we did have to cut some due to time restrictions.

In the news this week:

  • BiS member Peri Ubu is sidelined with a stomach infection.
  • ANFORT finally calls time on DEVIL GUN and PANiC MAGiC.
  • Mikuchiyo Mene withdraws from Zenbu Kimi no Sei da due to ongoing health issues.
  • NECRONOMIDOL reveal more details about their upcoming single”DAWNSLAYER”.
  • GANG PARADE announce a new album and one-man in November.
  • You’ll Melt More! announce a new single, new album and a new tour to coincide with their 5th anniversary.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce their first album releasing in October. Member Tsuzura Nagi celebrates her birthday.
  • Idol supergroup NATASHA announce details of their new single “MOONLiGHT / VOLCANO” and perform it at TIF.
  • ・・・・・・・・・ (Dots) announce a new single “Tokyo”, clocking in at a massive 72 minutes long.
  • Shuuengo Buppan preview another new song “twilight of sunday”

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Yanakoto Sotto Mute, BiSH, Yukueshirezutsurezure, ・・・・・・・・・ and Alloy.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.17: All Good Things Must Come to an End

Garry, Terry and John are really going for a record here with shows for three weeks in a row. This one is jammed with news, so much news we didn’t even get to introduce the new groups we wanted to. We also tried a slightly new format.

In the news this week:

  • GANG PARADE offer their upcoming single “Beyond the Mountain” for free on OTOTOY.
  • Emiri is leaving Checkmate.
  • BABYMETAL are providing the theme song for the upcoming Unikitty cartoon show.
  • Kakuriyo Terror Architect are auditioning for new members.
  • NECRONOMIDOL tease the themes of some upcoming songs.
  • Guso Drop announce that they’re breaking up.
  • DEEP GIRL are finally calling it a day.
  • LADYBABY have a new single out September 23.
  • BiS release some promo shots for their upcoming single.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute detail their new EP.
  • NEVE SLIDE DOWN announce a new single releasing August 30.
  • Alloy preview new song “Yume no Tabiji” on SoundCloud.
  • AIBECK preview new song “EGG MAN” on SoundCloud.
  • ・・・・・・・・・ preview new song “1998” on SoundCloud.
  • Gokigen Teikoku give us an updated version of their debut single “Taisetsu na Oshirase”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from PLIC PROCK and PassCode.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.13: Can I Get Double Hamu On That?

After missing a week, Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news, maybe, we could have missed some. John has an especially rough time as he woke up late. We try to keep it on track and also entertaining. I think we might have pulled it off.

In the news this week:

  • Idol Matsuri (no, not that one) launches their annual song and dance cover contest.
  • NECRONOMIDOL dress up as maids for their “BLOOD RED SKIES” one-man live and announce a new single.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview another new song and get a radio show with their agency colleagues.
  • AIBECK are the new kids on the block.
  • Echigo Sisters Geeks get reborn as Lucifer.
  • Maison book girl and PASSCODE detail their upcoming releases.
  • Kikukawa Yukino withdraws from Alloy.
  • Enma Arisa goes on hiatus from YAMIAME.
  • KIRAKIRA GERIRA are disbanding.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiSH, CY8ER, STRAWBERRY SYNDROME, amiinA and PLIC PROCK.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.12: Fox Festival of the Void

We are really on a roll now, 6 weeks in a row…… feels good. Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news you want to hear, maybe some you don’t. There sure was a lot to talk about so let’s get on with it.

In the news this week:

  • You’ll Melt More!, BiS and Yukueshirezutsurezure all announce new singles.
  • Checkmate and Zekkyou Suru 60-do announce mini-albums.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce updated versions of their past 2 studio albums, plus preview Togaren’s solo song
  • Broken By The Scream hit the recording studio.
  • Official details of NECRONOMIDOL’s European tour are announced.
  • BABYMETAL announce details of their “Big Fox Festival”.
  • Kikukawa Yukino suspends her activities with Alloy due to health reasons.
  • Mistress gain a new member, plus announce “MistFest” festival.
  • BiSH preview 2 songs from their upcoming “GiANT KiLLERS” release.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DEADLIFT LOLITA, Yamiame and CLOCK & BOTAN.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.10: It’s ANOTHER Chanmomo Podcast

Terry and John are back one more time to talk about all kinds of idol news. Garry, is not with us this time and is, of course, sorely missed. We have the usual back forth about all the current news we could find, I think we also go off on a couple of tangents which are always fun.

In the news this week:

  • Alloy, Oyasumi Hologram and BILLIE IDLE all announce new CD releases (Alloy and BILLIE IDLE also throw in some tour dates for good measure).
  • NECRONOMIDOL’s Imaizumi Rei is getting her own solo project.
  • Pour Lui updates us on her “DiET or DiE” progress.
  • ICE CREAM SUICIDE announce Koguma Kinako’s graduation.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Band Ja Naimon!, DaiDaiDai and Aphrodite, as well as running down the past week’s CD releases.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

Sad News for Alloy Fans

There is really no way to start this off other than by saying Nozomi will be departing from Alloy on March 31, 2017. She wrote out a message on her blog. She also sent out a short tweet. The saddest thing she says is that she will no longer pursue being an idol. We wish her the best in the future.

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