It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Sept 23, 2017!
We have three brand new tracks for you today! First up is the newest from the Australian band, the mighty Cosmic Psychos who have just released this cool video and are now on tour… (With opening act, Amyl & The Sniffers – My fave new band of the year! Check Amyl & The Sniffers out here: http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn-draggs-cosmic-psychos/) In fact, this hot new track by the The Cosmic Psychos has a shot or two of Amy Taylor of Amyl & The Sniffers doing back vocals!
The mighty Cosmic Psychos are now touring and you can find more information on where to check them out here on their webpage: http://www.cosmicpsychos.com.au/
Well, hell… Of course they have a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/cosmicpsychos/
#3) Cosmic Psychos – Better in the Shed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjC0pEl0kSE
Next up at #2 is L.A. rockers, “Wand.” Premier Guitar magazine says: “Guitarist Cory Hanson performed with Mikal Cronin, together PANGEA, and Meatbodies before forming Wand with art school classmates Lee Landey and Evan Burrows in 2013. The Los Angeles-based group is already releasing its fourth LP, Plum, coming out on September 22. Here you can watch an exclusive premiere of the video for the new track “Bee Karma.” If you have an aversion to clowns, don’t fret: There’s plenty of hooky guitar here to keep you preoccupied from the visuals.”
I can’t find a Facebook pagem but they do have a Bandcamp page: https://wand.bandcamp.com/album/plum
#2) Wand “Bee Karma” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzMudUqKfPA
At #1 this week is a band from Los Angeles, named Winter with their debut on the chart! Winter’s bio says: “Winter is the project of songwriter Samira Winter, who’s love for guitar music and nostalgic imagery inspired the dream pop/indie rock four piece. Samira grew up in Curitiba, Brazil listening to her American father’s punk records, and her Brazilian mother’s MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) tunes. While living in Boston during her college years she found a love for shoegaze… Winter aspires to connect people to their inner child by making blissful, beautiful, dream pop.”
I have been playing Winter quite a lot on my regular Sunday morning FM radio show here in Japan: WTF? (Please come “Like” our FB page! https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/)
Of course, Winter has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daydreamingwinter/
#1) Winter – Jaded https://youtu.be/DVm9l3wSJW4
It’s just a few days before the World Premiere of Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. Ghostroads premieres 9/25 and again on 9/28 at Raindance in London.Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.” Ghostroads is a Japanese rock n roll ghost story; it’s a Hard Days night with a Faustian Twist.
The film will premiere on 9/30 in Japan at Humax in Shibuya. It’s going to be a gas and it features today’s Spotlight Artist, the Neatbeats!
Spotlight Artist! Today’s spotlight artists are another band that appears on the soundtrack of “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.” They are the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats are easy to understand for a foreign audience. They are the Japanese Beatles. But this is no crap cver band. No siree! The Neatbeats are one of the best, and most entertaining bands I have ever seen in my life and I have seen LOTS and LOTS of bands. This is the main “Hook” track from Ghostroads but this is the original promo video. It’s great!
Of course the Neatbeats have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/
Spotlight Artist! Neatbeats – Twistin’ Time With You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aifvxB6YmQ
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421
The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/
The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/
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.
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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