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.15: NECRONOMIDOL in EUPOPE Tour

Garry, Terry and John, after a week off, are back. Terry has a bit to say about the NECRONOMIDOL show in London. We discuss a couple new groups, while John stumbles all over his own words. At the end of the show, the video discussion gets a bit spicy.

In the news this week:

  • Mistress, Shiori from Fruitpochette, Yukueshirezutsurezure and Malcolm Mask McLaren have all been in the recording studio.
  • Gokigen Teikoku have also been in the studio, but went a step further and revealed a new song “Shinya Ramen no Saikou” at a recent live show.
  • Fujisaki Ayane (Pinky) from Dempagumi.inc announces a collaboration with Noora and Petra of Dear Stars☆.
  • Hissatsu Emomomomo and Shuuengo Buppan are the new kids on the block.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren add two new members.
  • MIGMA SHELTER release their first single “Svaha Eraser”.
  • A feature length documentary of the recent WACK auditions is coming soon.
  • PassCode announce details of their 1st major album “ZENITH”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, RHYMEBERRY, DEADLIFT LOLITA, GANG PARADE and PassCode.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.11: SOCiALiSM Did not work

Garry, Terry and John are back one more time to talk about all kinds of idol news. Garry and Terry chat about some stuff, John had some beers and news was discussed. It was a good time, well, it always is.

In the news this week:

  • BiS preview the b-side from their upcoming “SOCiALiSM” single (and also ban lifting at their shows).
  • BiSH, CY8ER and Uijin all announce details of their upcoming releases.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a London show.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview a solo song for Mene.
  • Jyu Jyu lose a member.
  • Cureadd a member.
  • Living Dead I Dolls get a new look, announce a one-man live and a weekly concert series.

For some reason there was not a single video release this week, weird.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.9: LoL Icons

Four weeks in a row, must be some sort of record. Here comes your favorite alternative idol podcast. Your hosts Garry, Terry and John are back one more time to talk about all kinds of idol news. I think there is even some discussion about some music videos as well. It is a super packed show.

In the news this week:

  • Mistress and Malcolm Mask McLaren announce the departure of a member.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da release a solo song for Megumi.
  • CY8ER shoot a music video.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure / Not Secured, Loose Ends are touring Canada THIS WEEK.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a mysterious new solo project for one of their members.
  • Living Dead I Dolls get ready to debut some new songs and outfits.
  • CDJapan lift their export ban on BiSH merchandise…for now at least.
  • Maison book girl announce a new single with a July 19th release date.
  • Broken By The Scream to start performing mini-lives via Showroom next month.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Haruno Megumi, Mikazuki Maria, BiS, Kikkawa You and 969.

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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