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 Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.8: Everybody Gets A New Member

Garry, Terry and John are back again, for the third week in a row. Please, hold the applause. Somehow we managed to eek a full show out of a pretty thin docket. Plus we had a couple of unexpected listeners, they got a special shout-out, Pure Idol Heart and Ruruko. Thanks for listening. A big thanks to all of our regulars as well. We wouldn’t do this with out your support.

In the news this week:

  • BiS, GANG PARADE, Gokigen Teikoku and Spark Speaker show off their new line-ups.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a show in France, and a separate very mysterious online livestream.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce their 3rd album.
  • CY8ER lose out on Tokyo Candoll, announce a new tour and also hold the strangest fan event we’ve ever seen.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and Avandoned.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at

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