Once again, it’s time for the Top 3 Indies Artist’s videos for the week of May 18, 2015…
But, before I get started, I’d like to say a sincere “Thanks” from Ken Nishikawa, Ayumi and me to you and all of those who came to our Robot55 Facebook page and gave us a “Like.” We really do appreciate it.
Two weeks ago, we had a little bit over 400 “Likes” and in the last two weeks, we’ve jumped (thanks to you music fans, musicians and your friends) to 570 “Likes.” So, once again, thanks so much. The more people who “Like” our FB page, Twitter page or subscribe to Youtube, the bigger and better this countdown will become and it will be seen by more and more people.
On that note, did you know recent survey data in Japan of over 20,000 young people showed that: “…people 13 to under 29 …. only 11% had a TV in their bedroom; less than 6% had a radio (those must all be people over 25). But over 97% had a smart device or PC.”
What that means is that young people are not getting their new music from the radio or TV, they’re getting it from the Internet…. Duh! For more on that refer to: Data on Young People in Japan Show Extremely Difficult Times Coming for Old Media (robot55.jp/blog/data-on-young-people-in-japan-show-extremely-difficult-times-coming-for-old-media/)…
But, enough of my yapping! Let’s get to the music!
OK. BORIS. BORIS as in “all capital letters BORIS.” Watch this and I’m sure you’ll say the same thing I did when I first saw this video, “Holy shit!” This stuff can peel paint! Here’s what Wikipedia says:
“Though relatively unknown in their home country, a recent series of reissues on US label Southern Lord Records has seen their popularity in North America increase dramatically, even gaining them widespread recognition in the mainstream music press…. Boris opened for Nine Inch Nails on part of the fall 2008 segment of the Lights in the Sky tour.”
A Japanese band opened for Nine Inch Nails?! WTF? Screw your head on tight, cause here they go:
#3) Boris – Statement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_GgowniQWk
Next up is a band from Australia, that used to be called Brigitte Handley and the Dark Shadows (a band I fetaured on the Top 5 a few years ago. See that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpQdzehvGvc) but now is just called “The Dark Shadows.” German’s Static Magazine wrote: “Now it is time for something DIFFERENT. Take gentle and dark melodies, combine them with loud and fast punk rock, add some sound of guitars and believe me the result will throw you for a loop. You will find yourself in a delirium you can’t (or just don’t want to?) escape. That is The Dark Shadows.”
#2) The Dark Shadows – The Boy From Berlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqvVsx2CWp4
This week I was in a quandry as to what to do about our #1 song. But then my friend Gav, sent me this:
Eureka Machines at #3? Incredible! OK, that’s good enough for me! You know, success can’t be argued with. These guys have hit on something so who am I to argue with them? Heck, if I knew what 17-year-olds liked, then I wouldn’t be writing these “Top 3 Videos” countdowns! If I knew what young people wanted to buy, I’d be a rich bastard living on a yacht in the Caribbean! But, alas, I am not. So back to the countdown!
At #1 is the new band, the Eureka Machines. They are a British pop-rock band from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who formed in 2007. The band is fronted by Chris Catalyst (of The Sisters of Mercy fame.)
#1) Eureka Machines – BRAINWAVES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAskohb8WSA
Finally, this week’s オマケ！The EXTRA SPECIAL! And this is their 2nd time on the Top 3 and probably at least five times on the countdown over these past 2 years. Taffy is a band fronted by an amazingly talented singer named Iris. Currently they are touring the UK and will be in the USA so if you can see them live, do it. This band is going to be huge! Don’t beleiev me? Well watch the video and check their Facebook page, they have over 78,000 “Likes”!…. WTF??????
Taffy are the best band I have found in the last few years. A band like this only comes around once every 10 or 20 years. Check it!
EXTRA SPECIAL! Taffy – So Long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWm2HbXDBDc
ARTISTS! SEND ME LINKS TO YOUR NEW VIDEOS! I WANT TO SEE THEM AND HELP PROMOTE YOU!
Well, that’s it for this week! See you next time.
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Top 3 for the week of March 5, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 New Artist Videos & Shonen Knife!〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-shonen-knife/)
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