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 Apr. 23, 2017! And, hey! Whaddya know? It’s Ladies Night (sort of) on the Top 3 Countdown today!

At #3 is Hands Off Gretel. They are a 4-piece alternative rock band from South Yorkshire, UK. Someone asked me if they were the lovechild of Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson… I just replied, “Grrrrr!” If you like Nirvana , Hole , L7 , Marilyn Manson , Rob Zombie , Brody Dalle, Courtney Love or Bikini Kill, then this could be your new favorite band. They have a Facebook page too:

#3) Hands Off Gretel – Bad Egg

At #2 is a rockin’ band that has been getting lots of airplay on my FM radio show here in Japan (WTF? InterFM 897 Every Sunday from 8 am ~ 10 am – Please come “Like” our FB page ( and Potty Mouth are a trio from Northampton, MA and their name is, “Potty Mouth.” I’m told Potty Mouth does “90s music better than 90s bands did.” Cool! Check it out. Here’s their Facebook age too: Today’s track is called, “Smash Hit” and it is their new single.

#2) Potty Mouth – Smash Hit

At #1 this week is an extremely cool artist with a story that’s gonna blow your mind! Her name is Daphne Guinness. When I first saw her videos and heard her music, I loved it because it somehow reminded me of David Bowie… That’s a huge compliment that I can’t remember ever saying about anyone (excepting maybe Julian Cope or Brett Andersen of Suede)!

Daphne is an Artist, Poet, Musician + Philanthropist! Her bio says, “Daphne has worked across many mediums including music, photography, art and literature. Her support of new and undiscovered talent in fashion has been widely documented. She’s been a fixture in the contemporary art world, an Oscar nominated film producer and a muse to so many creative people. There was always the music. The poetry that filled her notebooks throughout the years and the melodies she heard from within. Now, after working for many long hours with famed record producer Tony Visconti, Daphne has completed her first collection of songs, Optimist In Black.”

Hey Daphne san! I heard you are coming to Japan in May! Please come and be a guest on my radio show!!!!! We’d love to have you! (WTF? InterFM 897 Every Sunday from 8 am ~ 10 am (

#1) Daphne Guinness – The Long Now

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Femmepop! Femmepop is an extremely talented (and motivated) artist from the UK. Actually, Femmepop is Margaret O’ Sullivan. Margaret does the vocals, guitars, synths, keyboards, recording and the production of all her music. Wow! That’s talent and guts. I like it.

Her newest album just came out on March 31st and it is entitled, ‘Dancing With Myself.’ Here’s her Facebook

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!  Femmepop – Bright Noise (New Single)

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 Storywhich will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. (See trailer here:… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)




Top 3 Indies Videos 4/16/17! 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)

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 4/2/17! Lisa Mychols, The Routes, Circe Link, Su Ko D Koi!

Top 3 Indies Music Videos 3/25/17! 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!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 11, 2017! Theee Bat (Japan), Middle Kids, Honeychain!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Mar. 4, 2017! Baby Shakes, TsuShiMaMire (Japan), The Coathangers, Hands Off Gretel!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 26, 2017! Neatbeats (Japan), Lemon Twigs, Faz Waltz, Honeychain!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 19, 2017! Sex Organs, LA Velvet, Molice (Japan), Honeyblood!

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 12, 2017! The Coathangers, The Regrettes, The Routes & Luby Sparks (Japan),

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for Feb 5, 2017! Baby Shakes, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Bleached, Daphne Guinness!


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