The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 29: Pour Lui is BiStory!?!?!

After a bit of a scramble to put a bunch of stories together that popped up at the end of the week, Garry, Terry and John are back with a pretty good go at a podcast, although a touch of  long one. Sit back with a beverage or two and enjoy.

In the news this week:

  • Pour Lui announces her graduation from BiS.
  • BABYMETAL guitarist Fujioka Mikio tragically dies aged 36.
  • LADYBABY are recruiting for new members.
  • NATASHA change their name to ARC∀DIA.
  • Kunogi Hibiki announces her hiatus from Gokigen Teikoku.
  • Yoneko announces her graduation from MIGMA SHELTER.
  • Re Alice gets rebooted.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a new album and a European tour.
  • Ex-Living Dead I Dolls member Satomi launches new solo project cyberMINK.
  • PassCode announce a new album.
  • BiS release details of their upcoming single.
  • LADYBABY announce another Best Of album.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect announce their first album.
  • DaiDaiDai announce a new mini-album.
  • DESU.RABBITS announce a new single.
  • Rinahamu launches new solo project Hamrig.
  • BiSH preview new song “PAiNT it BLACK”
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview 3 new songs from their upcoming album.
  • BURST GIRL show off two new songs at their debut live.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from cyberMINK, trolleattroll, Attain Music, Synth de La Eve and Kimi ni Toritsukitai.

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

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 28: Never Mind The Box Set

Anyone having a rough time after last night? Sit back, relax and have yourself a nice ong listen to this weeks podcast. Garry, Terry and John have a bit of a chat about all the alt idol stuff that has happened since the last one. There were a couple really interesting bits.

In the news this week:

  • Kaneko Rie debuts her new solo project trolleattroll.
  • Former Guso Drop member Waka also announces a new solo project.
  • Ogura Karin announces her graduation from There There Theres.
  • Mistress are back in the recording studio.
  • Former Checkmate member Emiri joins Wonder Weed.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce that they’re recruiting members for a new group.
  • The results of the WACK election are announced.
  • Candye♡Syrup announce a new mini-album.
  • JyuJyu also announce a new mini-album.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce the DVD release of their 2nd one-man live.
  • CY8ER announce the release of their debut album.
  • BABYMETAL announce another overpriced Blu-Ray box set.
  • PassCode announce the release of their first photobook.
  • Sora Tob Sakana preview their new song “Eikaku na Nichijou”.
  • BURST GIRL tease rehearsal footage of a new song.
  • CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL also tease a new song that they are rehearsing.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview “Sweet Suicide” from their upcoming mini-album

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, Himekyun Fruit Can, PiGU, CY8ER, Panda Mic and trolleattroll.

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

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

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 27: Chicken Blow The Idol!?!

Garry and Terry run the show while John is off following the NECRONOMIDOL US West Coast tour. After getting blasted by the YouTube copyright bot and having to chop up the last podcast, this week it is back in its full length glory.

In the news this week:

  • BURST GIRL announce details of their debut live.
  • The Yukueshirezutsurezure international fanclub finally shows some signs of life.
  • Former Guso Drop producer Daichi announces his new project CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL.
  • All of the fallout from the recent WACK Festival.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da are auditioning for new members.
  • Shuuengo Buppan announce the group is going on hiatus and all of the current members are being replaced.
  • BABYMETAL announce more European festival dates.
  • NECRONOMIDOL perform in Los Angeles on the first stop of their US tour.
  • Oyasumi Hologram release “BAND DEMO VOL.1” on Spotify and iTunes.
  • BILLIE IDLE announce a new single, releasing March 21.
  • Dots announce details of the debut album “『 』”.
  • BiS announce their major label re-debut single for March 7.
  • BILLIE IDLE feature (kinda) on the new N.E.R.D. song “Secret Life Of Tigers”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Payrin’s, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, EMPiRE, You’ll Melt More!, The LunaBell and Maison book girl.

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

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

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 22: BABYMETAL MERCH LOTTERY *NOT CLICKBAIT*

Boy, it sure has been dead in the idol world when it comes to new for the past couple weeks. Garry, Terry and John manage to scrape together enough to put on a pretty good show this week. We did have some technical difficulties during the live broadcast but you fine folks listening to the VOD don’t have to worry about that.

In the news this week:

  • BiSH announce details of their latest concert DVD release.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce the impending departure of Cococo.
  • OTOTOY interview Junnosuke Watanabe ahead of EMPiRE’s debut.
  • Broken By The Scream announce new mini-album “SCREAMING RHAPSODY”.
  • Pour Lui fails her DiET or DiE challenge and is suspended from BiS indefinitely.
  • BABYMETAL hold a lottery for a very limited edition item of merchandise.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren announce a new single and a one-man live.
  • REGiNA KiSS announce a “Best Of” album.
  • Steam Girls preview new song “sexy☆rabbit”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Namennayo Harajuku, 2& and Kami Geki SHINGEKI.

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

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

Alt Idol Top 10s – Best Releases of 2016

Well, with no podcast this week we had to put out something else. We can not leave all of you with nothing to watch. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close and people beginning to consider their favorite releases from this past year, we thought now would be a good time to look back on some of our favorite releases from 2016. So here are our Top 10 releases from 2016 for your consideration.

 

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 Alt Idol Podcast Ep.14: DEAD and BERRiED

Garry, Terry and John are back for the next installment of the worlds greatest (only) English language alternative idol podcast in the world. We do some talking about the news, look at some MVs, the usual stuff. Sit back and enjoy.

In the news this week:

  • Candye♡Syrup are the new kids on the block.
  • Bonnou Paradox gets a new member.
  • Mimoto Tomomi and Miyu Yuki are leaving Hachimitsu★Emperor.
  • AIBECK release 4 new songs on SoundCloud.
  • DOPING BERRY are breaking up and STRAWBERRY SYNDROME are losing a member and going on hiatus.
  • BiS member Pour Lui concludes her “DiET or DiE” challenge.
  • BABYMETAL are announced as the “2nd headliner” of the SUMMER SONIC festival.
  • GANG PARADE unveil the jacket covers and new visuals for their upcoming “Beyond the Mountain” single.
  • Former Guso Drop member and current 2& soloist Saki announces that she isn’t an Idol anymore and is cutting down on chekis with fans.
  • BiSH member Aina the End will be contributing an ending theme for the anime “18if”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Artema Doll, You’ll Melt More!, DaiDaiDai and Maison book girl.

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. 5: Drollrum Please

Once again we are back with the best (only) English language podcast about Alternative Japanese Idol music on the internet! We chatted about the news of the week, some videos and I even think there might be a joke or two in there. We, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) always have something entertaining to say, and it might even be informative.

Oh, we also did a give-away. That was super fun.

In the news this week

  • All of the fallout from the WACK auditions
  • Details of BABYMETAL’s upcoming summer tour of Japan
  • DEADLIFT LOLITA announce their first US appearance at Anime Midwest in Chicago
  • Broken By The Scream add a new member and announce their first one-man show
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, GANG PARADE and BiSH offer up previews of their upcoming releases

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Living Dead I Dolls, Mistress, Hachimitsu★Koutei, BILLIE IDLE and Malcolm Mask McLaren.

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

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast and now on iTunes

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 4: This Podcast is WACK

After a one week break we are back with the fourth episode of the Alt Idol Podcast. Believe it or not, your very favorite personalities, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) had some things to talk about. I know, it is weird, right?

We also had a special announcement!!!! It is a GIVE-AWAY! Details in the podcast.

In the news this week

  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. song preview and CD release info
  • A recap of the first few days of the WACK auditions
  • BABYMETAL announce a headline show at the Palladium in LA
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure finally launch their international fanclub
  • NECRONOMIDOL add a ton of rarities to their online store
  • BiSH announce details of their upcoming CD releases

We also share our thoughts on MVs from The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, CY8ER, Yanakoto Sotto Mute and DEADLIFT LOLITA.

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

We are now available on Stitcher and Pocket Cast