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. 37: A Bad Case of the Puns /w Derek Vasconi

Its been a couple of weeks but we’re back with a brand new Alternative Idol Podcast! Covering all of the latest news, MVs and opinions from the world of Japanese Alternative Idol. We’re also joined once again by Derek Vasconi to talk about his upcoming East Meets West Music Fest. There’s been a lot of questions about the event so we figured who better to answer them than the man himself! A very interesting and passionate discussion so make sure to check it out!

In the news this week:

  • Chicken Blow the Idol gets a new member.
  • Kitano Momoko is graduating from Alloy.
  • Ex-BiS member Pour Lui starts a YouTube channel.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute announce details of upcoming album “MIRRORS”.
  • Aina the End from BiSH is covering a hide song for a tribute album.
  • Details of the new BiS1st/BiS2nd single have been announced.
  • BiSH announce details of upcoming single “Life is beautiful / HiDE the BLUE”.
  • Minna no Kodomo-chan announce details of their 1st album.
  • amiinA announce their impressively packaged new single “Jubilee”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram collaborate with LOVE SPREAD for unexpected new single “OYASUMI FOREVER.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from EMPiRE, Broken By The Scream, SPARK SPEAKER, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and BiSH.

We then turn our attention to our guest Derek Vasconi, catching up with him on what he’s been up to recently as well as putting your questions to him regarding his upcoming East Meets West Music Fest. His answers were very transparent, passionate and hopefully informative. If you have any further questions for Derek or want to purchase tickets for the event then you can check out his links below: https://www.facebook.com/emwmusicfest/
http://www.derekvasconi.com/
https://www.patreon.com/DerekVasconi

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 36: PAiNT it BLACK to the dreamlight

Only a one week break and we are back. It seems there was a slight audio issue, but nothing you all can’t handle. So, come listen for all that news and stuff.

  • All of the fallout from the recent WACK auditions.
  • It’s finally all over for Checkmate.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce further auditions for both their man group and Gokigen 2nd.
  • Gokigen 2nd announce their first official member.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect are also auditioning for new members.
  • EMPiRE release their debut album “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!” on iTunes for 300 yen for 24 hours only.
  • Living Dead I Dolls are getting rebooted.
  • It’s April 1st in Japan and a bunch of Idols got in on the action.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce details of their second digital single “Uretai Capriccio”.
  • sora tob sakana announce details of their upcoming “Alight EP”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram to release second acoustic live album “0118”.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute release “2nd Oneman “echoes” Live @Akasaka Blitz” on digital, DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Neuchan previews new song “0328”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Tonari Corata Arata”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview new song “COLORS”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DIABLE VOIX, THERE THERE THERES, BiSH, Shingeki, Screaming Sixties feat The Heanacat and EMPiRE.

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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. 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&.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 27: Chicken Blow The Idol!?!

Garry and Terry run the show while John is off following the NECRONOMIDOL US West Coast tour. After getting blasted by the YouTube copyright bot and having to chop up the last podcast, this week it is back in its full length glory.

In the news this week:

  • BURST GIRL announce details of their debut live.
  • The Yukueshirezutsurezure international fanclub finally shows some signs of life.
  • Former Guso Drop producer Daichi announces his new project CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL.
  • All of the fallout from the recent WACK Festival.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da are auditioning for new members.
  • Shuuengo Buppan announce the group is going on hiatus and all of the current members are being replaced.
  • BABYMETAL announce more European festival dates.
  • NECRONOMIDOL perform in Los Angeles on the first stop of their US tour.
  • Oyasumi Hologram release “BAND DEMO VOL.1” on Spotify and iTunes.
  • BILLIE IDLE announce a new single, releasing March 21.
  • Dots announce details of the debut album “『 』”.
  • BiS announce their major label re-debut single for March 7.
  • BILLIE IDLE feature (kinda) on the new N.E.R.D. song “Secret Life Of Tigers”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Payrin’s, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, EMPiRE, You’ll Melt More!, The LunaBell and Maison book girl.

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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.