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.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 34: We’re All Tired and/or Drunk, Sorry

So, in the fervor of the now ongoing WACK Joint Auditions I kind of forgot about this podcast. Well, that with all the beers that was had…… Here you go…. late.

In the news this week:

  • Endo Haruka (ex Nato☆Kan) is the newest member of Gu-Gu LULU.
  • WACK are holding another audition.
  • Naatan Coromushi withdraws from CY8ER.
  • NECRONOMIDOL reissue “IKOTSU MOUFUBUKI”.
  • BiSH offer up some new songs for upcoming TV shows.
  • MIGMA SHELTER announce new single “69”.
  • MC MIRI from RHYMEBERRY announces solo album “Spit It Out”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Viral Labyrinth”.
  • SPARK SPEAKER preview new song “Homies”.
  • Wagamama Rakia preview new song “Blooom”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview “Session Song” demo.

We also our thoughts on MVs from Sola Sound, cyberMINK and the Itoh Respect Army.

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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

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 31: Three Is The Magic Number

Only a two week gap this time, looks like things are starting to pick up in the old idol world again. Listen to us jabber on about idol type things, if that is something you like doing….

In the news this week:

  • sora tob sakana sign with a major label.
  • Aina and Chittiii guest on a Marty Friedman song.
  • AQBI debut new group Gu-Gu LULU.
  • Dates for NECRONOMIDOL’s European tour are announced.
  • BiSH to contribute a song to the Sailor Moon 25th anniversary album.
  • WOWOW Prime to broadcast BABYMETAL’s LEGEND S performance.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce 3 new singles, 3 3-man lives and a one-man live tour at their 3rd one-man live.
  • The finalists for the new Gokigen Teikoku produced group are revealed.
  • SPARK SPEAKER to release new album “Meaning of Life” on April 11th.
  • Aina the End collaborated with MONDO GROSSO on upcoming album “Attune / Detune” releasing March 21st.
  • uijin to release new mini-album “everything is practice” on April 18th.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview new song “Makafushigi Zumu”.
  • Wagamama Rakia preview new song “cry pot”.
  • CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL preview new song “Ichibandori”.
  • Bonnou Paradox preview new song “Yotsu Uchi”.
  • There There Theres perform upcoming song “SOIL” live.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from GANG PARADE, Candye♡Syrup and MIGMA SHELTER.

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. 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.

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.

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.