The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 38: A Good, Clean Xian Podcast

We’re back with a brand new episode of The Alternative Idol Podcast! A whole bunch of news and MVs have come out since our last show so this one is jam packed with all of the latest info from the world of Japanese Alternative Idol. Fans living in the UK and on the west coast of America in particular will find this one interesting as we have news of several groups heading your way in the next few months. It’s a crazy time to be a Western fan but as always we try to keep you up to date with all of the latest happenings to the best of our abilities.

In the news this week:

  • Momoland withdraws from BiS, Gamiya Saki also leaves.
  • Maison book girl announce a UK tour.
  • Shuuengo Buppan and Checkmate are getting rebooted.
  • Former MIGMA SHELTER member Yoneko is going solo.
  • Candye♡Syrup and SENANAN to attend Saboten Con in Arizona.
  • PassCode provide us with details of their upcoming single “Ray”.
  • Melon Batake a go go tease their upcoming mini-album “SICKxIDOLSxSICK”.
  • AVANDONED return from hiatus with new single “AFTER SCHOOL cw/ Bakuhatsu Suru Romance”.
  • HAMIDASYSTEM detail upcoming mini-album “DERO X”.
  • Maison book girl detail their 7″ vinyl pressing of “karma / bath room”.
  • Re:Alice detail their debut single.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure preview new song “Phantom Kiss”.
  • Melon Batake a go go preview upcoming song “Horror Billy Nights”.
  • LADYBABY preview upcoming single “Hoshi no Nai Sora”.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren preview upcoming single “Light on!!”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from GANG PARADE, Oyasumi Hologram, EMPiRE, JyuJyu, You’ll Melt More! and XTEEN.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 36: PAiNT it BLACK to the dreamlight

Only a one week break and we are back. It seems there was a slight audio issue, but nothing you all can’t handle. So, come listen for all that news and stuff.

  • All of the fallout from the recent WACK auditions.
  • It’s finally all over for Checkmate.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce further auditions for both their man group and Gokigen 2nd.
  • Gokigen 2nd announce their first official member.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect are also auditioning for new members.
  • EMPiRE release their debut album “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!” on iTunes for 300 yen for 24 hours only.
  • Living Dead I Dolls are getting rebooted.
  • It’s April 1st in Japan and a bunch of Idols got in on the action.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce details of their second digital single “Uretai Capriccio”.
  • sora tob sakana announce details of their upcoming “Alight EP”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram to release second acoustic live album “0118”.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute release “2nd Oneman “echoes” Live @Akasaka Blitz” on digital, DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Neuchan previews new song “0328”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Tonari Corata Arata”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview new song “COLORS”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DIABLE VOIX, THERE THERE THERES, BiSH, Shingeki, Screaming Sixties feat The Heanacat and EMPiRE.

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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. 25: The Post-Japan Super Show

With Garry still in Japan, Terry and John do the podcast as a pair. After almost a month there was a lot to cover, and probably a lot that got missed. Pushing almost 2 hour and fifteen minutes we power through and give a pretty good show.

In the news this week:

  • Hitomi graduates from Checkmate
  • Yamitsuki company comes to an abrupt end
  • Hanakosan has a new song and something else
  • All the details on NECRONOMIDOL’s US Tour
  • Kuromiya Rei withdrawals from The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY
  • Maison book girl announce new single
  • Alloy release 2 singles and a DVD
  • Regina Kiss announces two new singles
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce single
  • GANG PARADE full release album info
  • BiSH – THE GUERRiLLA BiSH release information
  • NECRONOMIDOL – DEATHLESS: The Specific vinyl release
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect announce new single

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Gokigen Teikoku, GANG PARADE, BILLIE IDLE, BiSH, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, RHYMEBERRY, Maison book girl, DEADLIFT LOLITA, Oyasumi Hologram and uijin.

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. 21: THE REBEL ALLiANCE

After a week off Garry, Terry and John are back for another go at this podcast thing. I stumble a bit on a piece of missing information at the beginning but get it together after a bit. We had so much content we actually had to save a bit for next week.

In the news this week:

  • DISDOL are to undergo a reboot.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce a ton of cool stuff at their recent one-man live.
  • CHECKMATE lose a member.
  • REGiNA KiSS also lose a member.
  • EMPiRE and WACK get trolled by their fans.
  • MIGMA SHELTER announce a new mini-album and a tour.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect announce their debut single.
  • Payrin’s also announce a new single.
  • APOKALIPPPS are the latest Idol “Super Group” on the block.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview “Kagome Kagome” from their upcoming single.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from NECRONOMIDOL, Oyasumi Hologram, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY.

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

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

Is it Checkmate for Checkmate?

I’m not even going to make some intro paragraph or anything, just get right to it. Bad news for Checkmate fans, it has come down the pipe that Rina is graduating from the group today. Her graduation is due to poor physical condition. Here is the official tweet from the group.

Checkmate say that they will continue on with the current three members. One wonders if the search will begin for a couple of new members or if this is the beginning of the end.

Official Website: https://checkmatecheckmate.jimdo.com/

Thanks to Garry over at Idol is SHiT for the title.

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.