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. 35: Banana Monkeying Around

Well, here we are, five weeks in a row and seemingly picking up speed. I am now trying to recover from watching all the WACK Joint Audition stuff so I will keep this short.

In the news this week:

  • Hibiki withdraws from Gokigen Teikoku.
  • Misato withdraws from Bonnou Paradox.
  • BABYMETAL add a second concert date in Utrecht.
  • BLACKNAZARENE are a new group featuring some familiar faces.
  • We give a quick update on the first few days of the WACK auditions.
  • Oyasumi Hologram announce their 4th album.
  • LADYBABY announce their new single.
  • EMPiRE reveal the full details of their upcoming album.
  • MIGMA SHELTER “69” song preview.
  • Hanako-san “ROSE OF KILLER” song preview.
  • SPARK SPEAKER “still in a dream” song preview.

We also our thoughts on MVs from MONDO GROSSO, BILLIE IDLE, Kaqriyo Terror Architect, Bonnou Paradox, THE BANANA MONKEYS and Shihatsumachi Underground.

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

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 33: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (WE FORGOT!) INTERVIEW W/ DEREK VASCONI

I guess it was our one year anniversary and since we don’t pay attention to such things we sort of missed it. It was still a good show with special guest Derek Vasconi talking about the past and future. I also think we had our highest live viewership to date.

In the news this week:

  • LADYBABY unveil their new line-up.
  • Tickets go on sale for NECRONOMIDOL’S UK tour with Screaming Sixties and 2&.
  • MIGMA SHELTER lose a member, gain a new leader and open auditions for new recruits.
  • cyberMINK preview new song “O”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview Hole Of My Underground (BAND DEMO ver.).

We also our thoughts on MVs from Yukueshirezutsurezure, Alloy and BiS.

We then open the floor to Derek who tells us a little about himself before we discuss all aspects of organizing NECRONOMIDOL’s US tour, their upcoming European tour, Derek’s plans for his EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC FEST and whole bunch more.

Derek’s website: http://www.derekvasconi.com/

Derek’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DerekVasconi

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. 29: Pour Lui is BiStory!?!?!

After a bit of a scramble to put a bunch of stories together that popped up at the end of the week, Garry, Terry and John are back with a pretty good go at a podcast, although a touch of  long one. Sit back with a beverage or two and enjoy.

In the news this week:

  • Pour Lui announces her graduation from BiS.
  • BABYMETAL guitarist Fujioka Mikio tragically dies aged 36.
  • LADYBABY are recruiting for new members.
  • NATASHA change their name to ARC∀DIA.
  • Kunogi Hibiki announces her hiatus from Gokigen Teikoku.
  • Yoneko announces her graduation from MIGMA SHELTER.
  • Re Alice gets rebooted.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a new album and a European tour.
  • Ex-Living Dead I Dolls member Satomi launches new solo project cyberMINK.
  • PassCode announce a new album.
  • BiS release details of their upcoming single.
  • LADYBABY announce another Best Of album.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect announce their first album.
  • DaiDaiDai announce a new mini-album.
  • DESU.RABBITS announce a new single.
  • Rinahamu launches new solo project Hamrig.
  • BiSH preview new song “PAiNT it BLACK”
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview 3 new songs from their upcoming album.
  • BURST GIRL show off two new songs at their debut live.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from cyberMINK, trolleattroll, Attain Music, Synth de La Eve and Kimi ni Toritsukitai.

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. 23: The Father The Son and The Holy Sex

Hey you all, we have a podcast this week. Things…… Stuff…… Excitement.

Anyway, I couldn’t think of anything to say, but we covered a lot of stuff and I am tired, so here it is.

In the news this week:

  • Living Dead I Dolls suffer a mass exodus of members.
  • BiSH perform at the 2017 VMAJ.
  • EMPiRE finally reveal their faces.
  • Bonnou Paradox lose 2 members.
  • Kuromiya Rei from LADYBABY is going on hiatus.
  • NECRONOMIDOL suffer a slight hitch, also announce a brand new single.
  • BiS make a bunch of announcements at their BAD SOCiAL TOUR FiNAL.
  • PassCode’s “bite the bullet” features as the theme song for a television drama.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect release their first single, immediately announce their second.
  • SPARK SPEAKER announce details of their first album.
  • Does It Escape Again team up with Uijin for a split release.
  • Uijin also announce details of their upcoming double single release.
  • EMPiRE preview new song “EMPiRE is COMiNG”.
  • Watanabe Junnosuke and Pour Lui release a duet.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Candye♡Syrup, NECRONOMIDOL, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, Does It Escape Again X Uijin, SAiNT SEX and Kaqriyo Terror Architect.

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

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