It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown for Mar. 31, 2018! Starting off the countdown today are a five member band from Australia that was introduced to us by Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker Radio. The band’s name is “Batz.”
The bio on Batz states: “Hailing from Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs, BATZ formed in late 2015 to bring their audiences what’s become a notoriously intense and rowdy yet authoritative live show.Thrashy guitars, a driving rhythm section and front-woman Christina Aubry’s commanding and passionate vocal performance, BATZ’ music takes inspiration from and has been compared to the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Blondie and The B-52’s.”
They have a Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/batz-batz
And a Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/batzbandmelbs/
3) BATZ 3 AM PONY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Ev1PIYxQg
At #2 is a band who debuted on our countdown for the first time last week and here they are again! They are a trio from Colorado called, “The Television Generation.” They just released their latest EP entitled “Peel.” So check that out.
Blogtalk radio writes: “TVG is a 3 piece alternative rock band with punk rock energy and an affinity for 60’s pop and 90’s grunge. The band began in 2010 with lead singer and guitarist Will Hayden writing songs and playing with friends in a basement. After a few lineup changes the band adopted their drummer’s former horror punk band name Television Generation and set forth to conquer with sad, angry, socially charged rock n’ roll set to poppy melodies and grungy guitar riffs.”
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/televisiongen/
#2) Television Generation – Fuchsia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU5j7Y_hlSA
At #1 this week is the band that has probably been on this countdown over this last year more than any other band. They are called, “Amyl & the Sniffers.” The band is headed up by lead singer Amy Louise and this band freaking rocks. Alex Kish over at Wassup Rocker radio writes about Amyl & the Sniffers: “They’re the shit. Hands down. Their singles are really good. Their non-hits are pretty good too. Push bike is super loud. I’m into that!”
Amyl and the Sniffers get the #1 spot today because a little birdie tells me they are about to make a huge announcement! Stay tuned!
Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/
Amyl and The Sniffers – 70’s Street Munchies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uid_8u7T13Y
OK? Here’s a freebie. Alex at Wassup Rocker Radio like’s Amyl & the Sniffers,’ “Someone Stole My Push Bike?” OK… Here it is:
TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today’s spotlight artists are the mighty Neatbeats from Osaka, now based in Tokyo! And guess what? Lead singer and guitarist, Mr. Pan, is going to be the guest on my radio show, The Mike Rogers Show this Sunday, April 1st !
And Mr Pan will be bringing will bring lots of listener presents too! 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
Anyway, the Neatbeats have been on this countdown several dozen times, so I found an old gem from a film they made long ago for your enjoyment today,
Of course, the Neatbeats have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patspats/
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Neatbeats – Half Pint Blues https://youtu.be/6HR4-HVKdYw?t=1m47s
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.
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:
Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 23, 2018: Upsahl, Atomic Suplex, Ginger Wildheart, Television Generation! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-upsahl-atomic-suplex-ginger-wildheart-television-generation/
Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 17, 2018: Baby Shakes, Mary’s Kid’s, Amyl & the Sniffers, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-17-2018-baby-shakes-marys-kids-amyl-the-sniffers-darky-dark-the-junkie-bunch/
Top 3 Indies Artist Videos! Mar. 10, 2018: Pats Pats (Jpn), Boat Show, Fur (UK), Proud City Fathers robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-mar-10-2018-pats-pats-jpn-boat-show-fur-uk-proud-city-fathers/
Top 3 Indies Videos Mar. 2, 2018! Starcrawler, Peter118, Professor and the Madmen, Samehada Shiroko & Dynamite (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-mar-2-2018-starcrawler-peter118-space-walrus-samehada-shiroko-dynamite-jpn/
Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 24, 2018! Amyl & The Sniffers, Reckless Drifters, Baby Shakes, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn)! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-24-2018-amyl-the-sniffers-reckless-drifters-baby-shakes-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/
Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 17, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia Special! Amyl & the Sniffers, Dumb Punts, Parsnip, Stephanies (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-17-2018-melbourne-australia-special-amyl-the-sniffers-dumb-punts-parsnip-stephanies-jpn/
Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 10, 2018 – Voiid, Marc Platt, Daisy House, The Stephanies (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-10-2018-voiid-marc-platt-daisy-house-the-stephanies-japan/
Top 3 Indies Videos Feb 3, 2018 – Problem Child, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Parsnip! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-feb-3-2018-problem-child-rosegarden-funeral-party-parsnip/
Top 3 Indies Videos Jan. 27, 2018 – Starcrawler, Amyl & the Sniffers, Duncan Reid, The 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-jan-27-2018-starcrawler-amyl-the-sniffers-duncan-reid-the-50-kaitenz/
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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