It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Mar. 10, 2018! And starting off the countdown today are a punk outfit from London named, “The Proud City Fathers.” They say their influences are: “Roots Radicals, Punk Rockers, & Reggae.” Their bio states: “West London council estates and Henry Compton School where the birth place of this band. The first incarnation of this band was called ‘suicide’. Over the years many name changes followed ‘sytematic death’, ‘the filth’, ‘National Cunts’ and eventually ‘PROUD CITY FATHERS.’” National Cunts!? Hilarious.
They have a SoundCloud page:
And a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ProudCityFathers/
#3) PROUD CITY FATHERS – Clone Factory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqgUXUIT2VI
Next, at #2 are a 5-piece band from Perth Australia named Boat Show. They describe their music as: “Indie punk rock and ‘\m/ punk \m/.'” I have no idea what that last part means. They been getting some great reviews, like: “Funny how a band can be both sobering and intoxicating all at once. Boat Show is that band.”
Here’s their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boatshowband/
#2) Boat Show – Staying Alive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R4-2zFbrt4
At #1 this week are 4 guys from Brighton called, “Fur” who say their music is: “lurrrv songs.” They also describe their music as: “I’d say it would have to be 50s inspired Indie rock, however that doesn’t have the best ring to it so if we think of something else we’ll let you know.”
The have a Soundcloud page: http://www.soundcloud.com/furfurfur
And a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/furbabyfur
#1) FUR – If You Know That I’m Lonely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXllKXhFMEs
TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight artists are from Tokyo! They are a girl pop punk band that calls themselves, The Pats Pats. And guess what? They are going to be the guests on my radio show this Sunday just in time for White Day! White Day in Japan is like Valentines Day! The Pats Pats will come on the show and they will bring lots of listener presents too! Not only that, but we are also giving away ¥1500 App Store and iTunes Cards for 5 lucky winners. So tune in! The Mike Rogers Show March 11, 2018 from 5 am ~ 7 am, on InterFM 897 in Tokyo and Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya. (Please come “Like” my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MikeRogersShow/) On Twitter: #mrs897
Of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Pats Pats – Girl’s Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGd5wESg3Rk
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 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 enjoyed its World-Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 25, 2017, and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan from Sept. 2017 ~ Feb. 2018. The DVD release will be announced soon.
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!
PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:
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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/
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