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Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Sept 3, 2017! And, folks, I have some REALLY great stuff for you today. Especially this week’s #1. I promise that you will really love or hate this stuff. DISCLAIMER: To all my CIA or MI5 readers: I just write these countdowns & stuff, OK? I do not make these songs or videos. Oh and, I do not know where these people live either so please do not come looking for me. I know nothing! Nothing!

First up are the Twinkles and their newest hit song! The Twinkles are from Italy! Their bio says: “The Twinkles are a nice melodic ’77 punk band from Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Behind the lyrics and the music is frontman Nick Mess who keeps the image and the style of ’77 punk still alive. A lot of fans already know their songs after many successful gigs all over Europe. Their songs are inspired by the likes of the Ramones, so there is just no way to NOT love them.”

Of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetwinkles/

#3) The Twinkles – I Don’t Wanna Wake No More All Alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lex0co4ZVI

At #2 is the newest from Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, Peter118! Peter118 is a punk band that brings a positive message. Today track was just released on August 31 and it is available on the ‘In Stereo’ EP split with No Lost Cause.

This is at least the 3rd time for Peter118 to be on the charts with us ($th or 5th time?)… Of course, Peter118 has a Facebook page. Go check it! https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#2) Peter118 – ‘Wasting’   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GodBzuR9T-A

At this week’s #1 is a fantastic song and video by my former friends, Mr. Diagonal and Ken. Now, normally, if these guys made a video without me, I’d be upset… But not this time…. Today’s number one video is truly an amazing artistic statement and, frankly speaking, takes a lot of guts. I think the Powers That Be usually eliminate people for making stuff like this… So, well, it’s been nice knowing you guys… Before you are “disappeared” I thought I’d honor you by placing this excellent and disturbing video at this week’s #1. It’s Mr. Diagonal and the song is called “Diana.”

Of course, Mr. Diagonal has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mrdiagonal/

#1) Mr. Diagonal / Diana  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWLXBerL4yw

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight are a band that I consider to be Japan’s best Beat Band. They are known as the Neatbeats! I am dead serious when I say that the Neatbeats are the most fun and entertaining concert I have ever seen in my life and I’ve seen a lot of concerts. They are starring in Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. They are the Neatbeats!

I love the Neatbeats. With Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story, the Neatbeats are destined to become one of Japan’s most famous bands of all time. If you get a chance to see these guys, you HAVE to go. Oh! And the hot girl in the video? That’s Mina Shirakawa who also stars in “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.” (Please go “Like” the Ghostroads FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/)

Here’s the Neatbeats Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/

Spotlight Artist!  The NEATBEATS – Snakey Baby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1L3leqBg-8

And speaking of Ghostroads! Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Film Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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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 “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . 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 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-62517-the-shit-the-goggles-jpn-the-bopp-ice-cold-slush/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61817-molly-the-krells-shirley-holmes-jinnyoops-jpn-blood-people/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

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Top 3 Videos for May 14, 2016! The Mirror Trap! Shonen Knife, Lucy’s Crown, Peter118!

It’s Top 3 Video time! The best of the Top 3 videos for May 14, 2016!

First up is a punk band from Stoke-on-Trent in England. “What’s a ‘Stoke-on-Trent’?” you say? Well, according to Wikipedia, it’s a city in Staffordshire, England with an area of 36 square miles. The band’s name is Peter118 and it is fronted by a gentleman named Peter James Field. This is their second time on our countdown. Go “Like” their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/?pnref=lhc

#3) Peter118 – ‘Need You More’ ft. Lisa Cox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABZpJF4dvs

At #2 is a band that has been getting weekly airplay on my FM radio show (that’s me at the far right) WTF? on InterFM 897. (Please come “Like” our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/?fref=ts). The band is a trio from Melbourne, Australia and their name is “Lucy’s Crown.”  Lucy’s Crown describes themselves as a Grunge/Alternative outfit and I think we’ll be seeing more of them on the countdown soon. Go “Like” their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/lucyscrown/?pnref=lhc

#2) Lucy’s Crown – Skinn  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiqlwuWklxc

At #1 this week is a band from Dundee, Scotland that features five members who will enjoy their debut release in Japan on May 18, 2016. This is their 4th time on our Top 3 and the second time this year! They will be opening many shows for Placebo in 2016 so be on the lookout for them coming to a town near you. These guys are HOT! Seriously, The Mirror Trap could be the next big thing. Go check their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/themirrortrap/?fref=ts

#1) The Mirror Trap – Piranhas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJVZM-VUedk

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight artist from Japan probably needs no introduction. They’ve been around since 1981 and are still going strong. It’s Osaka Japan’s own Shonen Knife! I love these girls!!!! This is from their latest album “Adventure” that is their 20th album celebrating their 35th anniversary! Congrats ladies! Go “Like” their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ShonenKnifeOfficial/?fref=ts

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Shonen Knife – “Jump into the New World” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifsOob7KPcY

Well, that’s it for today! See you next week!!!!!  – Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

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Top 3 Videos for April 30, 2016! Mitski, Skating Polly, Palaye Royale, Japan’s own Molice! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-30-2016-mitski-skating-polly-palaye-royale-japans-own-molice/

Top 3 Videos for April 23, 2016! Frankie Cosmos, Bleached, Dog Party and Japan’s Count Phantom! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-23-2016-frankie-cosmos-bleached-dog-party-and-japans-count-phantom/

Top 3 Videos for April 17, 2016! Japanese Punk Bands! The Privates, Moja, Su Ko D Koi, The Soap! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-17-2016-japanese-punk-bands-the-privates-moja-su-ko-d-koi-the-soap/

Top 3 Videos for April 9, 2016! Doll Skin, Rews, Ginger Wildheart, Japan’s own The Privates! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-9-2016-doll-skin-rews-ginger-wildheart-japans-own-the-privates/

Top 3 Videos for April 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Taymir, Pom Poms, Japan’s Thunderroads! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-3-2016-the-mirror-trap-taymir-pom-poms-japans-thunderroads/

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 26, 2016! Reverend Horton Heat, Dog Party, Aquadolls, Walkings from Japan! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-mar-26-2016-reverend-horton-heat-dog-party-aquadolls-walkings-from-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 19, 2016! Purple, Pom Poms, Taymir and Wotzit from Japan!! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-mar-19-2016-purple-pom-poms-taymir-and-wotzit-from-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 12, 2016! HINDS, Lola Dutronic, Rews, Japan’s TADZIO! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-mar-12-2016-hinds-lola-dutronic-rews-japans-tadzio/

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, The Love Me Nots, The Jacques, Eddie Legend Story!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-mar-3-2016-the-mirror-trap-the-love-me-nots-the-jacques-eddie-legend-story/

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This Week’s Top 3 Videos & Su凸ko D凹koi (May 4, 2015)

It’s time once again for this week’s Top 3 Videos. The Top New Artist Videos for the week of May 4, 2015. From a few weeks ago, I’ve been asking artists to send in submissions and I have been getting a lot. Thanks. Remember that if you hit this Top 3 Videos list, you also automatically get aired on my extremely popular morning show in Japan. WTF? (What the Funday). So send ’em in. (Please “Like” our radio show FB page: https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1?ref=hl)

I’ve been getting so many that I am thinking about making the Top 3 Videos twice a week; the weekday edition and then a new weekend edition, so keep sending in those Top 3 videos!

First up is Peter118. Peter118 is a guy from the UK named Peter Field. He used to be a bass player  in the punk rock band ‘senseless’ and has been in punk rock for 10 years.

#3) Peter118 – “Break ‘Em Out” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82iG5HDHfa0

It’s now the Golden Week holidays in Japan so the entire country has come to a grinding halt. Well, so will you when you watch this next video. It’s Freak Show time folks! This next band are a bunch of guys from Hawaii including their lead vocalist, a crazy mo-fo named Robbie Quine, and the band name is the Barbarellatones. It is rumored that Robbie won the Miss Hawaii championship only to be disqualified because he was a half. Half what? I’m not sure. I think he might be half space alien and half meatloaf. But don’t let me influence you, watch the video and decide for yourself. (Warning: This video might not be safe for work, watching in front of your mother, or anywhere near “normal people.” If there is ANY RISK AT ALL OF RAISED EYEBROWS DO NOT CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!)

#2) The Barbarellatones, Get Your Freak On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPeSddm0njs

Keeping up the Freak Show theme, next up is a wild new group called, Du Blonde. Here’s what their Facebook says:

Beth Jeans Houghton was born in Transylvania to a pack of albino wolves who raised her on chewing tobacco and stuffed clams. Despite they’re hospitality, love conquers all and she soon eloped to scotch corner with her shiny new stallion peter Andre. Beth was his mysterious girl for as long as she could be, but sadly he yearned for bigger baps. taking the wrong end of his tanned stick she searched up and down the Parisian market stalls for the biggest loaf’s she could find, but alas, when she returned home, he was gone. He is currently residing somewhere in the vicinity Jordan’s breasts. Beth was gutted……Until one day, she was on a family holiday with her albino wolves in Buttermere in the Lake District. (Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/DuBlondeOfficial/info?tab=page_info)

This band is hot!

#1) Du Blonde – Black Flag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoZrQrgwtB4

Finally, it’s time for today’s freebie. I’ve written about this three girl band before. Their name is Su凸ko-D凹koi (Su Ko D Koi). I saw them at rehearsal a few months back and liked them so much, we decided to make their promotion video. Here is that video!

This is the second time they are on the Top 3 Videos countdown. Today, they appear again because they were written up in a magazine called, Tokyo Walker.

Su Ko D Koi in Tokyo Walker - Su Ko D Koi in Tokyo Walker

Su Ko D Koi in Tokyo Walker – Su Ko D Koi in Tokyo Walker

Tokyo Walker is, by far, the biggest and most influential “Places to go and things to do” magazine in all of Tokyo (Gee, that’s well over 35 million households too!). I guess the people who write for Tokyo Walker saw the video we made of the girls (as well as hearing them on the radio) and liked it so much, they included the girl’s in this week’s issue in the CD Review section. Waaaaay cool!

She sings,

“Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly…. I know I am ugly….

But, I got a boyfriend and we have been going out.

But one day, out of the blue, he hit me for no reason.

I woke up in the hospital and he had his head in his hands.

Then he was gone….

But, I finally was able to realize that finally, he treated me like a woman!

I was happy!”

Once again, this song’s lyrics are sort of like that old Crystals song, “He Hit Me and it Felt Like a Kiss.”

These girls are HOT! And they are happening now!

TOP 3 VIDEOS EXTRA! Su凸ko D凹koi – Ugly  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE0s_D8G5hc

If you like these girls, go check out their Facebook page and “Like” it! Su凸ko D凹koi – すっとこどっこい https://www.facebook.com/pages/Su凸ko-D凹koi-すっとこどっこい/130909007016199?fref=ts

Well, that’s it for today… I’m expecting to start up the “Weekend Edition” of this countdown this Friday, Japan time, so, artists, send in your videos!

Have a great day!

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