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Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 10, 2018! And today we got a Melbourne, Australia special. Why? Because there’s a shit-hot garage/punk movement going on over there and they have a TON of hot bands! Today, I will introduce my 4 faves

First up from Melbourne, Australia is a band that I think is the most exciting female fronted punk band since Joan Jett or X-Ray Spex. They are called Amyl & the Sniffers and they are happening… They are going to have some huge announcements soon so if you get a chance to see them, do it while you can… I’m expecting this band to be bigger than the Runaways and up there with the Clash. No shit. They have been getting airplay all over the world and the reaction has been incredible… But not really incredible… When you see this band, you’ll think, “Of course, this is going to be huge!”

Check out these hilarious lyrics:

“I’m not a fan, a fan or tradition,
I just wanna get pissed here in my kitchen,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)

People look at me like I am a hooker,
but I just wanna be a venue booker,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)”

All the guys just wanna spank me,
I guess that’s just their way to thank me,
they don’t want the hanky panky,
they don’t want the hanky panky,

I’m deaf, I’m blind and I’m alright,
I’m bored, I’m broken, and I’m despised,
I’m deaf, I’m blind and I’m alright,
I’m bored, I’m broken, and I’m despised

I feel asleep down there in the gutter,
but it’s no worries, I’m as smooth as butter,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)

My friends may think that I am a cunt,
but I pay the rent on time every month,
I’m not a loser, no!
(She’s not a loser!)

 

They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/
Here’s their Bandcamp: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

#4) Amyl And The Sniffers – I’m Not A Loser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56sxjsvev7c

Next up, at #3 is a band that describes their music as “Shed Rock.” Their name is “the Dumb Punts” (Just gotta love bands that have a sense of humor.) And that’s just about all I can tell you about these three… Oh, they have a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/dumbpunts/

And you can listen to more at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dumb-punts

#3) Dumb Punts – Space Waster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obdlg4gcZKg

And, another new band from Melbourne are four ladies who called themselves, “Parsnip” and describe their music as “Queen Wave.” This is the second time Parsnip has been on the countdown and the first time I put them on, the leader of Japan’s most fab garage rock heroes, Christopher from “The Routes” cheered and told me he had just bought the Parsnip record! You’ll dig this.

Here’s their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/parsnipband

#2) Parsnip – Health:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdAiZHkmAOA

At #1 is a band who crept up on the scene with their monster hit, “Smoko”! It’s the Chats! The Chats have been together for just over a year now and, actually, their first video, “Smoko” became a viral sensation when it was released in October of 2017 and received about 600,000 views in a few weeks. Now, just 4 months after release their first video has hit over 1.4 million views. Not bad for an unsigned Pub-Punk band, eh wot?

Here’s their Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thechats

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechatsband/

#1) The Chats – 4573: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXCCCTmoQ3s

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are no strangers to our countdown. It’s Japan’s own, The Stephanies! The Stephanies will be guests on my radio show tomorrow on Feb. 18 (Can you believe that these ladies are getting up at 3 am, getting all fancied out and then coming to the studio at 5 am? Are they crazy?! And they are bringing listener presents! Woo-Hoo!) Check them out on the Mike Rogers Show on InterFM Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 from 5 ~ 7 am…. #mrs897

 Go like their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Stephanies – Alright only tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyzqFm_RqB4

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Feb. 2018.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!) http://bit.ly/2BROuCv

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 10, 2018!

First up is a band introduced to us by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio fame. Alex has one of the best rock n roll radio shows on the planet. Alex turns us on onto another band from Australia! They are four rocking ladies who call themselves Voiid! They describe themselves as: “A four piece of hellish girl-shriek guaranteed to make your face melt and your boyfriend cry.” Cool! I’m in. This video is cheap as hell but hilarious. I love it!

Here’s their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/voiidtheband/

#3) Voiid – Cheap Wine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOwqThjpfsU

Next up is a guy named Marc Platt from Los Angeles who was the frontman for the early 80s legendary L.A. Power Pop group “The Real Impossibles.” Marc Platt has been branching out on his own and had been bubbling under the hood of his 57 Chevy in Hollywood and has now come out with some hot solo wax. The Marc Platt album is entitled, “Big City” and will be released on April 9, 2018. Today’s track is one of my favorites from that album. I suspect that we’re going to be hearing a lot more from Marc Platt very soon!

Of course, he has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marc.platt

The Real Impossibles do too: https://www.facebook.com/Real-Impossibles-Its-About-Time-734340676581788/

#2) Marc Platt: “Woman Of The World” (Big City)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdT3Bq9RECY

And at this week’s number one is an artist whose newest song (this song) we will debut tomorrow on my Sunday FM radio show The Mike Rogers Show. They are a hot duo from Long Beach, California and the band’s name is Daisy House and this is their 3rd or 4th time to grace our charts. The song is called, “Let’s Do It Again.” Daisy House features Tatiana on vocals and her father, Douglas on everything else. They have a Bandcamp page: https://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com/)

This band is killer. And today’s song just came out. Check and then tell me how brilliant this is!

Yep. Here’s their Facebook, go like it: https://www.facebook.com/daisyhouseband/

#1) Daisy House – Let’s Do It Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CSLUCvhqMw

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s Spotlight Artist are no strangers to our countdown. It’s Japan’s own, The Stephanies! The Stephanies will be guests on my radio show on Feb. 18 (Can you believe that these ladies are getting up at 3 am, getting all fancied out and then coming to the studio at 5 am? Are they crazy?! And they are bringing listener presents! Woo-Hoo!

 Go like their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Stephanies – Haconia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIPXaQsMp0

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Feb. 2018.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!) http://bit.ly/2BROuCv

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Feb 3, 2018!

First up is a band introduced to us by punk star, Peter118 (Check out their latest video: “Wasting” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GodBzuR9T-A) Thanks, Peter! Just Some Punk Songs writes: “Problem Child are a new English working class punk band from Stoke On Trent who feature amongst their ranks Wolf Bites Boy drummer Paul Hankey. They’re a trio and the line up is rounded out by Live Wires’ vocalist & rhythm guitarist John Barks and ex Dom Morgan bassist Tom Mollatt.” 

These guys kind of remind me of the Buzzcocks… That’s good. Here’s their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thisisproblemchild/

#3) Problem Child – Your Mother Would Be Proud  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcDnzK2snT4

At #2 is “Everybody’s New Favorite Band!” They are 4 girls named, “Parsnip.” Here is their Soundcloud page. It says, “Health is the first single from everybody’s new favourite band Parsnip. The track is lifted from their debut self-titled 7., which will be out November 10th on Anti Fade, just in time for a national tour of Australia as part of Gizzfest. Parsnip are four girls from Melbourne whom have only been around for a year, but have certainly kept themselves busy during that time, playing plenty of great shows in Melbourne, as well as the rest of Australia on many stellar lineups.”

Go check their Soundcloud page. Here is their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/parsnipband/

#2)  Parsnip – Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzwXdHECuVg

At this week’s #1 is a female-fronted act from Dallas, Texas named, Rosegarden Funeral Party. Their webpage says: “Inspired by everything from the underground garage’s of the 1960’s, to the Dark Wave, New Wave, Goth, and New Romantic movement’s of the 1980’s, to the shoegazers of the 1990’s, Rosegarden Funeral Party is a band that is as tastefully derivative, yet unique as it’s band name.” Go to their webpage, scroll down and hear their latest, “Horror Music” here.

They do have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rosegardenfuneralparty/

#1) Rosegarden Funeral Party – Blitzkrieg In Holland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGwtHjhApgw

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” every Sunday live on InterFM 89.7  in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya 79.5 and nationally broadcast on Radiko.jp (Internet radio).  And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 20, 2018 – Elmo Weber, Amyl & the Sniffers, Starcrawler! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-20-2018-elmo-weber-amyl-the-sniffers-starcrawler/

Top 3 Indies 01/13/18 – Les Stores, Moody Beach, Starcrawler, Neatbeats, 50Kaitenz, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-01-13-18-les-stores-moody-beach-starcrawler-neatbeats-50kaitenz-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 6, 2018 – Starcrawler, The Chats, The Cambodian Space Project! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-6-2018-starcrawler-the-chats-the-cambodian-space-project/

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!) http://bit.ly/2BROuCv

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-12717-starcrawler-blondie-monsieurs-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-120117-five-fab-japanese-indies-and-garage-bands/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/25/17 – 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Pale Lips, Pip Blom, Dirty Fences! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-112517-50-kaitenz-jpn-pale-lips-pip-blom-dirty-fences/

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/17/17 – Dream Wife, Cabbage, Starcrawler, Boris (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111717-dream-wife-cabbage-starcrawler-boris-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Artist Video 11/11/17 – Van T’s, Nervous Twitch, Eux Autres, Daikaiju! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-video-111117-van-ts-nervous-twitch-eux-autres-daikaiju/

Top 3 Indies Videos 11/04/17! Starbenders, ED WOODS, the Routes (Jpn), Luxury Death! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-110417-starbenders-edwoods-the-routes-jpn-luxury-death/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

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