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.

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Hachimitsu★Koutei – That’s New…… To Me

My Twitter pal, Pure Idol Heart, pointed me at an MV today. I always like to give stuff a chance so off to Youtube for a quick look. I sure am glad I did, because this group is interesting to say the least. They are 蜂蜜★皇帝 (Hachimitsu★Koutei) which translates to Honey Emperor, はちペラ or Hachipera for short. So, of course they have a bee theme (I also think they are linked to BeexSWAT somehow), and who doesn’t love a good bee themed group.

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