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.

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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.

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

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

『WACK & SCRAMBLES WORKS』 A New Old Thing -opinion piece-

I am sure that a lot of fans of the type of idol we cover around these parts are also fans of more traditional idols, idols like AKB48 or Morning Musume. I will admit I have listed to a few of the more traditional types of idols in my day, and that isn’t a bad thing. But now it seem that “traditional idol stuff is ruining ‘our’ idol”. Well, lets see how ruined “our” idol is about to be.

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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.