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. 32: More Sold Out Than A GANG PARADE Tour Final

Well, it has only been a week and we are back already. We wanted to celebrate 500 subscribers on YouTube as well as talk about a couple non-idol items. Other than that there was actually enough news to have a show only a week after the last one. This means that stuff is picking up in the idol world.

In the news this week:

  • Riot Baby gets a new member.
  • Broken By The Scream start an English Facebook page.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren announce a new single, releasing May 15th.
  • Oyasumi Hologram to release “Band Demo Vol. 2” on March 21st.
  • BILLIE IDLE provide details of their upcoming single “P.S.R.I.P.”.
  • GANG PARADE announce a new single “GANG 2”, releasing May 29th.
  • AyumiKurikaMaki provide details of their upcoming album “Dai Gyakushuu”.
  • Koutei Camera Girl Drei preview new song “Toronto Lot”.
  • Koutei Camera Girl Drei also preview new song “Girlz Can’t”.
  • HAMIDASYSTEM preview new song “S”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from JyuJyu, BiS, EMPiRE and 2&.

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. 22: BABYMETAL MERCH LOTTERY *NOT CLICKBAIT*

Boy, it sure has been dead in the idol world when it comes to new for the past couple weeks. Garry, Terry and John manage to scrape together enough to put on a pretty good show this week. We did have some technical difficulties during the live broadcast but you fine folks listening to the VOD don’t have to worry about that.

In the news this week:

  • BiSH announce details of their latest concert DVD release.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce the impending departure of Cococo.
  • OTOTOY interview Junnosuke Watanabe ahead of EMPiRE’s debut.
  • Broken By The Scream announce new mini-album “SCREAMING RHAPSODY”.
  • Pour Lui fails her DiET or DiE challenge and is suspended from BiS indefinitely.
  • BABYMETAL hold a lottery for a very limited edition item of merchandise.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren announce a new single and a one-man live.
  • REGiNA KiSS announce a “Best Of” album.
  • Steam Girls preview new song “sexy☆rabbit”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Namennayo Harajuku, 2& and Kami Geki SHINGEKI.

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 Releases of 2016

Well, with no podcast this week we had to put out something else. We can not leave all of you with nothing to watch. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close and people beginning to consider their favorite releases from this past year, we thought now would be a good time to look back on some of our favorite releases from 2016. So here are our Top 10 releases from 2016 for your consideration.

 

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.15: NECRONOMIDOL in EUPOPE Tour

Garry, Terry and John, after a week off, are back. Terry has a bit to say about the NECRONOMIDOL show in London. We discuss a couple new groups, while John stumbles all over his own words. At the end of the show, the video discussion gets a bit spicy.

In the news this week:

  • Mistress, Shiori from Fruitpochette, Yukueshirezutsurezure and Malcolm Mask McLaren have all been in the recording studio.
  • Gokigen Teikoku have also been in the studio, but went a step further and revealed a new song “Shinya Ramen no Saikou” at a recent live show.
  • Fujisaki Ayane (Pinky) from Dempagumi.inc announces a collaboration with Noora and Petra of Dear Stars☆.
  • Hissatsu Emomomomo and Shuuengo Buppan are the new kids on the block.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren add two new members.
  • MIGMA SHELTER release their first single “Svaha Eraser”.
  • A feature length documentary of the recent WACK auditions is coming soon.
  • PassCode announce details of their 1st major album “ZENITH”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, RHYMEBERRY, DEADLIFT LOLITA, GANG PARADE 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.

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.

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

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.3: The Week Where Everyone Disbanded

Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) are at it again, of course some knucklehead (me) forgot to plug in his headphones so, you know there is a bit of echoing at points, my bad. Still a pretty good show covering a variety of subjects.

In the news this week:

  • NECRONOMIDOL to tour Europe this summer
  • BABYMETAL drop a trailer for their Tokyo Dome Blu-ray
  • An update on Pour Lui’s DiET or DiE challenge
  • Information on new releases announced by Shiina Pikarin, Guso Drop and Malcolm Mask McLaren.
  • A big discussion on the various disbandment and member departure announcements from Hauptharmonie, PiiiiiiiN, Gokigen Teikoku and more

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, Uijin, Band Ja Naimon and Teddyloid feat. Aina the End.

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