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. 20: EMPiRE STRiKES BACK

Garry, Terry and John have somehow manage to not only put together 20 of these things, but to also get 200 subscribers on the old YouTube channel. As a big old thank you we had a good old giveaway and the winners were announced on this show.

In the news this week:

  • BILLIE IDLE surprise us with a new album and tour…possibly their last?
  • YAMIAME surprise us with a break-up.
  • The AVEX and WACK collaboration group we’ve been waiting for is finally announced.
  • BiSH announce a new album and a tour.
  • We give our thoughts on the upcoming NECRONOMIDOL single “DAWNSLAYER”.
  • You’ll Melt More announce a new single.
  • Cure。 give us details of their upcoming album.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Monologue Garden”.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview new song “SCREAMING CRAZY WORLD”.
  • LADYBABY preview new song “Pinky! Pinky!”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Senanan, 969, Nemoto Nagi and mistress.

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.16: What Production Budget?

Garry, Terry and John are back for a second week and shooting for a record streak of consecutive episodes. This week we talk about all kinds of stuff, new, old and other. Get yourself a cold beverage and have a listen.

In the news this week:

  • JyuJyu add two new members to their ranks.
  • Gokigen Teikoku are holding a contest for YOU, yes you to create their new MV.
  • Idol supergroup NATASHA are returning to perform at TIF with some new songs.
  • TeddyLoid and Aina the End’s latest collaboration “Break the Doors” is released.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce details of their upcoming single and preview a demo of its a-side.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da show off a remastered track from their upcoming double album reissue.
  • Codomomental debut a new group called Kakuriyo Terror Architect.
  • GARUDA is John’s latest new find.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DEADLIFT LOLITA, Oyasumi Hologram, BILLIE IDLE, You’ll Melt More! and ・・・・・・・・・.

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.

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

Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 2: This IS a Chanmomo Podcast

Here we go, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John (Straight From Japan) bring you The Alternative Idol Podcast numero two. We ironed out a couple things, found some more wrinkles, debuted a slick new look and tried not to stumble all over each others words like a bunch of bumbling buffoons. I think it came off pretty well, but you will have to listen and judge for yourself.

In the news this week:

  • Anna leaving ICE CREAM SUICIDE and ANFORT’s questionable business practices.
  • BABYMETAL’s upcoming tour with Korn and Stone Sour.
  • BiS leader Pour Lui undertakes a dieting challenge.
  • TeddyLoid and Aina from BiSH collaborate on an EP.
  • Hime Koto Zettaichi are the new kids on the block.
  • Information on upcoming releases from Neve Slide Down, Mistress, PassCode and BILLIE IDLE.

We also give our thoughts on MVs from Maison Book Girl, Band Ja Naimon, Neve Slide Down and GANG PARADE.

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