It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of June 24, 2017!
Today’s edition is special as we are featuring only acts from Europe and Japan! First up is a band from Bern, Switzerland fronted by the legendary Bobby “Pantichrist” Butler. The band is called , “The Shit!” The Shit describe themselves as, “THE SHIT are a garage Rock And Roll band from Bern, Switzerland. Loaded with lots of FUZZ, primitive beats and a whole lot of complaining about love, life and all the crap in between.” They say artists who influenced them are: “Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Coleman, Bonsma, Burroughs, Darger, Wölfli, Warhol, Beefheart.” Wow! This band has been a regular on my radio show for years and they’ve just come out with their newest single from their latest album entitled, RUE DU CHOCOLAT! They have a Facebook page, go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/ILoveTheShit
#3) The Shit – Don’t Let Me Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M6QiSf17rs
Next up is a band from Bordeaux, France named, The Bopp. Their Bandcamp page describes themselves as: “The Bopp is a musical project with a revolving cast of musicians and friends. It’s pure jangle pop, with catchy melodies, stellar vocal harmonies and multi-guitar arrangements.” This song has been getting heavy airplay on my regular FM radio show, “WTF?” on InterFM 897. Please go “Like” our Facebook page here.
Of course the Bopp have their own Facebook page too – Go “Like” That one and tell them “Mike sent me!” https://www.facebook.com/The-Bopp-141122372625217/
#2) The Bopp – Power My Pop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oCvfVRdDsU
At #1 this week is a band that was introduced to us by Alex Kish who is the guy behind Wassup Rocker Radio! Wassup Rocker Radio makes a weekly short video show that features new bands and it’s a gas. Here is the most recent episode here: https://vimeo.com/221216247 – Thanks Alex!
Alex introduces us to a band named Ice Cold Slush and they are a trio from London. If you like what you are hearing here today, go check out Ice Cold Slush’s Soundcloud. There’s tons of tracks there: https://soundcloud.com/ice-cold-slush
And, of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/icecoldslush/
#1) ICE COLD SLUSH – Brainfreeze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8shM_70XWY
Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight artist is from Fukuoka, Japan and this is their second time on the countdown. They are The Goggles! The Goggles get the nod today because they will be guests on my radio show this Sunday, June, 25, 2017. “WTF?” on InterFM 897. Please go “Like” our Facebook page here.
The Goggles describe their musical Genre as, are you ready for it? “The Beatles.” Chuckle and that they are. But they aren’t a cover band. The Goggles add their own uniqueness to their sound and come out original and fresh. Soetimes they remind of the Beatles and sometimes the Who… But, no matter what, they have that British Invasion groove going that you just gotta love…. And speaking of that… This song was so catchy that Toyota used them in a TV commercial? Now how many indies bands get the nod from Toyota to do a commercial? This is the first time I have ever heard of such a thing. Wow!
They have a Facebook page. Go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/gogglesfukuoka/
Spotlight Artist! Goggles – I Wanna Call Your Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzwTbNWKDvU
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
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. (See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/210533272)… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)
PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:
Spotlight Artist! JinnyOops!／爆音ヘッドフォン (Explosive Headphones) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpMztRCW6Xg
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/
Top 3 Indies Videos 5/07/17! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-50717-jungles-japan-pinksideofthemoon-the-coathangers-skating-polly/
Top 3 Indies Videos 4/30/17! No Girlfriends, pinksideofthemoon, Lisa Mychols, Bo-Peep! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-43017-no-girlfriends-pinksideofthemoon-lisa-mychols-bo-peep/
Top 3 Indies Videos 4/23/17! Daphne Guinness, Potty Mouth, Femmepop, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-42317-daphne-guinness-potty-mouth-femmepop-hands-off-gretel/
Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! Warbly Jets, Baby Shakes, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite, Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-41617-warbly-jets-baby-shakes-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-ryan-hamilton-the-traitors/
Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/9/17! Miss Derringer, 222, Glam Skanks, Yanagiya Mutsumi＆The Ratbones (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4917-miss-derringer-222-glam-skanks-yanagiya-mutsumi＆the-ratbones-japan/
Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-4217-lisa-mychols-the-routes-circe-link-su-ko-d-koi/
Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! The Stephanies, Kolars, Bonsai Kitten, Fazerdaze! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-32517-the-stephanies-kolars-bonsai-kitten-fazerdaze/
Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/18/17! Japanese Bands! The Swamps, Pats Pats, Su Ko D Koi, The Goggles! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-music-videos-31817-japanese-bands-the-swamps-pats-pats-su-ko-d-koi-the-goggles/
Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-11-2017-theee-bat-japan-the-mirror-trap-honeychain/
Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-mar-4-2017-baby-shakes-tsu-shi-ma-mire-japan-the-coathangers-hands-off-gretel/
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/