It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for June 23, 2018! First up is a girls band from London named Primetime. Primetime were introduced to us by the legendary UK DJ, Mick Fletcher of the fab “Just Some Punk Songs” blog (One of, if not thee ‘Go to’ blogs for new punk music). And Mick also has his own radio show which I highly recommend. The radio show is also called, “Just Some Punk Songs” and can be listened to here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/
Mick turns us onto two bands today: Primetime and our #1 song this week: The Blinders. But first, Primetime. Mick blogged about Primetime over two years ago (See? What are you doing here? Go read Mick’s blog!) Mick compares Primetime to Delta 5! “Almost 2 years to the day I posted a song from Primetime’s debut ep, telling you that they were a 4 piece post punk all female band from London and I made rather obvious comparisons with Delta 5.”
Of course, Primetime has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/primetimepunx/
And if you like what you hear from Primetime, here’s their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/thisisprimetime
#3) PRIMETIME – TIED DOWN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttaBp3GkdaI
At #2 is a band called, Asylums. Their bio says: “Originally described as “Blur if they were raised in Seattle” or “ the excitement you felt when you first heard Buzzcocks or Manics”, the development of Asylums has taken them into the same epic sonic space as Foals or Arctic Monkeys – a combination of anger and experimentalism, of whispered secrets and musical mood swings.”
They have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/asylumsuk/
#2) Asylums – Millennials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7uwvgUIEYY
At #1 is another gem found for us by Mick Fletcher of Just Some Punk Songs! They are the Blinders from Doncaster in the U.K. Their bio says they are influenced by: “Dylan, Cohen, Lennon, Cave, E-smith, Kerouac, Rimbaud, Orwell, Ginsberg, S.Borroughs, Manson & The Devil.”
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theblindersband/
#1) The Blinders – Gotta Get Through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62IdQvPkgIg
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight goes to a Japanese girls band that I saw live last night and they were awesome and wowed a packed house in Shinjuku. The band is a “Girls Three piece band” and they call themselves, “The Stephanies.” They headlined a fab show last night that also featured two of my other fave Japanese girls bands, “The Pats Pats” and “su凸ko d凹koi ” (Just say “Su Ko D Koi”). I’m going to air all three of these (my fave Japanese girls bands) on the FM radio Japan tomorrow morning on my radio show in Japan, The Mike Rogers Show every Sunday morning… (Mike Rogers Show – every Sunday from 5 am ~ 7 am. You can listen live on InterFM 897 in Tokyo, Radio Neo 79.5 in Nagoya or nationally broadcast (and On-Demand) on radiko.jp).
Yeah, they have a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStephanies/
Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story
DVD and Blu-Ray on sale all across Japan on June 13, 2018!
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 Internet TV 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 he is the creator and founder of the Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival. Also 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 ~ Mar. 2018. The DVD and Blu-Ray went on sale all across Japan on June 13, 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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