It’s time once again for the
Top 3 Top 5 Indies Artist Video Countdown. The Top 5 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of July 1, 2017! Why is this week a “Top 5”? Because I have so many great new songs that I’m backlogged and gotta get these great tracks out there!
First up is a brand new artist that was introduced to us by Wassup rocker radio host Alex Kish. Thanks Alex! Their name is Wolf Girl and they are from London. They claim they are an “Indie Pop, Garage rock band.” Also, they have getting great reviews. check this one out: “Wolf Girl […] are like 3 bands in one (The Ramones, Shop Assistants and Bratmobile will do for now), with a bunch of droolworthy garage Pop and riot grrrl-doo-wop heartbreakers jagged and torn at the edges…”
I like that! I think you’ll like this too. Here’s their Facebook page, go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/wolfgirlband/
#5) Wolf Girl – Moody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBci7gSJJ64
At #4 this week is the legendary Ginger Wildheart with just another of his incredible projects (Man! The guy is prolific!) This one is called, “Mutation.” And today’s song is from their 3rd album called, “Mutation III: Dark Black.” Mutation will be touring the UK in October and November and will be coming to Japan after that! Be there!
Here’s Mutation’s Facebook page. Check it: https://www.facebook.com/XXMUTATIONXX/
#4) Mutation – Hate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LvySwEwbXU
At #3 is a band that’s been around, broken up, been around, broken up and now are back around again. Their name is the Darling Buds. Wikipedia says: “The Darling Buds are an alternative rock band from Newport, South Wales. The band formed in 1986 and were named after the H. E. Bates novel The Darling Buds of May – a title taken in turn, from the third line of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” The Darling Buds are influenced by the early Beatles as well as the catchy sound of Blondie. The Darling Buds remain to this day a huge cult favorite!
#3) The Darling Buds – Evergreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l1LV2wNrpo
At #2 is Berlin, Germany’s own, “Bonsai Kitten.” They have quickly made a reputation as one of the most exciting bands to come out of Germany in a long time and are considered one of Germany’s best rock/punk bands. Today’s track is their latest, “Do What You Want To Do.” Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BonsaiKittenBand/
#2) Bonsai Kitten – #DWYWTD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rkoyHF7QNg
At #1 is a real treat for you. Their name is the Vile Assembly and they are from the UK… That’s about all I know about them. Just Listen To This Magazine says about today’s track: “The song itself has a nagging sound highly evocative of early Bowie and perhaps moreso vintage Cockney Rebel in the nasal and insistent vocal…. Debut British punk-rock band, The Vile Assembly, were created solely to be the whistle-blowers on unjust society; their purpose to say what needs to be said through the universally understood medium of music. The band was created following a fortuitous meeting between three lifelong friends in a New York café, who decided that enough was enough and the troubles of the world needed to be voiced.”
Nope. No Facebook page… The only thing I can tell you is the brain behind this genius is a guy named Paul Mason.
#1) The Vile Assembly – Suicide Feast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUVTo24Wqw
Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight goes to Japanese band that have been on our countdown A LOT! Their name is Taffy. Are they a guitar band? Alternative? Shoegazer? Whatever. It doesn’t matter to me… Taffy are awesome! They have released their latest album called, “Nyctophilia” and, along with that release, they are touring the UK at the end of July, 2017! (Tour information here: http://www.taffy8.com/news/?p=488) Today’s track is the Taffy cover version of the Charlatans song, “Come Home Baby.”
Also check out their Facebook page. They have over 81,000 Likes! Wow! https://www.facebook.com/taffy8/
Spotlight Artist! Taffy – Come Home Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOZnvEvTQSg
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!)
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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/
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