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. 28: Never Mind The Box Set

Anyone having a rough time after last night? Sit back, relax and have yourself a nice ong listen to this weeks podcast. Garry, Terry and John have a bit of a chat about all the alt idol stuff that has happened since the last one. There were a couple really interesting bits.

In the news this week:

  • Kaneko Rie debuts her new solo project trolleattroll.
  • Former Guso Drop member Waka also announces a new solo project.
  • Ogura Karin announces her graduation from There There Theres.
  • Mistress are back in the recording studio.
  • Former Checkmate member Emiri joins Wonder Weed.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce that they’re recruiting members for a new group.
  • The results of the WACK election are announced.
  • Candye♡Syrup announce a new mini-album.
  • JyuJyu also announce a new mini-album.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce the DVD release of their 2nd one-man live.
  • CY8ER announce the release of their debut album.
  • BABYMETAL announce another overpriced Blu-Ray box set.
  • PassCode announce the release of their first photobook.
  • Sora Tob Sakana preview their new song “Eikaku na Nichijou”.
  • BURST GIRL tease rehearsal footage of a new song.
  • CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL also tease a new song that they are rehearsing.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview “Sweet Suicide” from their upcoming mini-album

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, Himekyun Fruit Can, PiGU, CY8ER, Panda Mic and trolleattroll.

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. 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.

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.

 

I Did A Thing

Yesterday (October 28th, 2017) I participated as a guest on the first episode of the Japanese Music Talk podcast. It is hosted by the Japanese Music Nerd and Zach Reinhardt. We had a fun chat about the alternative idol scene and what it is all about. I think I did a pretty good job, plus it was a lot of fun. Maybe I made a fool of myself……. maybe not, you will just have to listen.

You can check out content from the hosts on their YouTube channels. They both review different types of music from Japan. Check the video description for all the socials for both hosts.

YouTube: Zach Reinhardt

YouTube: Japanese Music Nerd

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. 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.

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. 20: EMPiRE STRiKES BACK

Garry, Terry and John have somehow manage to not only put together 20 of these things, but to also get 200 subscribers on the old YouTube channel. As a big old thank you we had a good old giveaway and the winners were announced on this show.

In the news this week:

  • BILLIE IDLE surprise us with a new album and tour…possibly their last?
  • YAMIAME surprise us with a break-up.
  • The AVEX and WACK collaboration group we’ve been waiting for is finally announced.
  • BiSH announce a new album and a tour.
  • We give our thoughts on the upcoming NECRONOMIDOL single “DAWNSLAYER”.
  • You’ll Melt More announce a new single.
  • Cure。 give us details of their upcoming album.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Monologue Garden”.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview new song “SCREAMING CRAZY WORLD”.
  • LADYBABY preview new song “Pinky! Pinky!”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Senanan, 969, Nemoto Nagi and mistress.

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 Alt Idol Podcast Ep.19: Egoistic Stream Issues

Garry, Terry and John are at it again, but this week is a bit different. We have a GIVEAWAY!!! Yes, we have hit 200 subscribers to our YouTube channel and in a fit of celebration we have a sweet ass give away. Let me tell you, this stuff isn’t trash, because we wouldn’t do that to you. I will relate the details of how to win after I go through the whole thing we are really here for, the podcast itself.

In the news this week:

  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce the tracklist and reveal the covers for their upcoming album “Egoistic Eat Issues”.
  • BiS postpone the release of their upcoming single due to Peri Ubu’s illness.
  • LADYBABY announce the tracklist and reveal the covers for their upcoming single “Pinky! Pinky!”.
  • Mogami Moga announces her shock departure from Dempagumi.inc.
  • Junnosuke Watanabe announces the “indefinite” extension of Aya Eight Prince (originally from BiS) and Kamiya Saki’s (originally from GANG PARADE) trade.
  • Broke By The Scream release a trailer for their upcoming one-man live on September 10th.
  • Amahoshi Runa announces her departure from Hachimitsu☆Emperor.
  • NECRONOMIDOL shoot the MV for their upcoming single “DAWNSLAYER”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Infantry Dystopia”.
  • Shuuengo Buppan preview new song “OK! Baby!!”.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview new song “C.S.I.S.”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Yanakoto Sotto Mute, Candye♡Syrup, NEVE SLIDE DOWN and Fullfull☆Pocket

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

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

Now on with the giveaway details.

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