The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.12: Fox Festival of the Void

We are really on a roll now, 6 weeks in a row…… feels good. Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news you want to hear, maybe some you don’t. There sure was a lot to talk about so let’s get on with it.

In the news this week:

  • You’ll Melt More!, BiS and Yukueshirezutsurezure all announce new singles.
  • Checkmate and Zekkyou Suru 60-do announce mini-albums.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce updated versions of their past 2 studio albums, plus preview Togaren’s solo song
  • Broken By The Scream hit the recording studio.
  • Official details of NECRONOMIDOL’s European tour are announced.
  • BABYMETAL announce details of their “Big Fox Festival”.
  • Kikukawa Yukino suspends her activities with Alloy due to health reasons.
  • Mistress gain a new member, plus announce “MistFest” festival.
  • BiSH preview 2 songs from their upcoming “GiANT KiLLERS” release.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DEADLIFT LOLITA, Yamiame and CLOCK & BOTAN.

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mistress – Succubus, (Now I Need A Cold Shower)

As you all know, I am like a huge fan of mistress. So when I got my hands on their demo/single, 「Succubus」, a while ago I felt like the happiest boy in the park. Played it on repeat for a bit then ripped it to my hard drive so I could put my special treasure on the shelf. Don’t want to damage those early recordings you know. When I received the new self titled release I wanted to see how it stacked up against the single, so I played it some more. Then I decided to see what they were talking about in the song………

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.7: Not Doing Things By the Book (Girl)

We managed to do two weeks in a row, and that is just fantastic, don’t you think? Garry is back from parts unknown, chatting with John and Terry about various idol happenings. Plus, things get a little sideways for a second and the show get a bit spicy.

In the news this week:

  • We talk about Spark Speaker, formerly known as Dinosaur Brain.
  • CY8ER and Gokigen Teikoku provide us with details of their new members.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview 2 more brand new songs.
  • Codomomental are auditioning for an as yet unannounced project.
  • Local man tries to sue idol group, fails miserably.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from mistress, Maison book girl, Neuchan and Koutei Camera Gal.

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Quickie: mistress Recruiting

I don’t know if there are any aspiring idols out there looking for a group to try out for, if there are, mistress is recruiting. So, if you think you have the stuff they are looking for, the details are below.

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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

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast and now on iTunes