There are some things you just don’t expect to see. One of those things is an idol telling you who their parents are. Today an announcement of this type was made. Was it surprising? Yep, it sure was.
XTEEN have had a few line up changes. Starting out as a 5 girl unit, they lost one almost right off the bat. Then they lost a couple members, gained one member. That was all cool, it happens. Now it seems we have lost another member, but we have gained a couple more. What is going on around here?
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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We all get excited when we find new groups. I will be the first to admit it is one of my great thrills when scrolling through Twitter to find one. I have found another today, and we will take a quick look at them. And this one is about as new as you can get.