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.

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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.

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 24: WACK Gets Scrambled

Seems like during this slow idol season we are only able to muster a podcast every two week. We usually then end up with too much and end up cutting an item or two…. usually videos. This was this weeks offering.

In the news this week:

  • Amou Tenri is withdrawing from Cure.
  • Yura, Miyako, Rei and Rin formerly from Guso Drop appear to be forming a new group.
  • NEVE SLIDE DOWN are disbanding.
  • NECRONOMIDOL to tour the West Coast of America in December.
  • Former DEEP GIRL member Riico is forming a new unit.
  • WACK and Scrambles to release a self-cover album to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of WACK.
  • MIGMA SHELTER release second single “Amazing Glow”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram to release 3 EPs in November.
  • Dots release a very unique third single.
  • MAPLEZ announce details of their 8th single.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview new song “Yubikiri Genman”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview new song “Mother”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Mistress, DISDOL, TENTENKO, REGiNA KiSS, MAPLEZ and HAMIDASYSTEM.

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

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

Alt Idol Top 10s – Best Breakdowns

OK, so when we don’t have enough for a podcast you will probably be getting one of our Top 10 lists. This week is for all you fans of the heaviness, of course we could not fit all the awesome breakdowns in, but we tried to pick the cream of the crop.

Just remember, this list is not all inclusive and is not in any particular order. If you like anything you heard there are links to buy that stuff in the video description. We want to make it easy for you to buy all the good stuff.

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.

Guso Drop Coming To An End

There is really no way to put this out there gently. Guso Drop is ending. This message has appeared on the Twitter.

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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.

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

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

Guso Drop, At It Again

Well, those girls of 偶想Drop really know how to sell a thing. If you have ever bought their CDs before you know they have some unique types of marketing. If you bought the release むし (mushi) you ended up with four copies, you know, so you can distribute three to prospective fans. Then with 偶神 (guushin) they made it limited to 1000 CDs but with 26 cover variations. Sort of a rip on standard idol CDs variants. Well, now we have something new.

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