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.

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

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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

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