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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 18, 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:
Here’s their Bandcamp:

#4) Amyl And The Sniffers – I’m Not A Loser:

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:

And you can listen to more at Soundcloud:

#3) Dumb Punts – Space Waster:

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.

#2) Parsnip – Health:

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:


#1) The Chats – 4573:

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:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Stephanies – Alright only tonight:

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


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 (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:

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer:

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




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!

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!

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!

Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers’ Top 50 Best Songs of 2017 (Music Videos!)

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/7/17 – Starcrawler, Blondie, Monsieurs, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)

Top 3 Indies Videos 12/01/17 – Five Fab Japanese Indies and Garage Bands!


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