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.

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

Breaking News: Pour Lui will Graduate From BiS

Watanabe has announced over Twitter that Pour Lui will be graduating from BiS on March 4th at the tour final at Ryogoku Kokugikan . No other details at this time.

At the live she said one thing that stands out. 「わたしにとってBiSは必要じゃなくなって、BiSにもわたしが必要じゃなくなってました。」. Basically she said this: For me, BiS is no longer necessary, and I am not necessary for BiS.”

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.

BiS Announce New Single Release Date And More

WACK is really on a tear lately. A new group, which is good by the way, new releases, awesome support for all of their groups. Now, today, BiS made an announcement we all knew was coming, it was only a matter of time. Of course we got this earlier, which always starts to rumor mill going.

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『WACK & SCRAMBLES WORKS』 A New Old Thing -opinion piece-

I am sure that a lot of fans of the type of idol we cover around these parts are also fans of more traditional idols, idols like AKB48 or Morning Musume. I will admit I have listed to a few of the more traditional types of idols in my day, and that isn’t a bad thing. But now it seem that “traditional idol stuff is ruining ‘our’ idol”. Well, lets see how ruined “our” idol is about to be.

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