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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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.