Reveals two more tracks from her forthcoming SAW YOU IN A DREAM EP

SAW YOU IN A DREAM EP – 30 JUNE 2017

 

THE JAPANESE HOUSE has unveiled two new tracks, SOMEBODY YOU FOUND and 3/3, the latest songs to be taken from the forthcoming SAW YOU IN A DREAM EP released by Dirty Hit Records on 30 June.

You can listen to them here:

 

SOMEBODY YOU FOUND and 3/3 follow the release of the title track SAW YOU IN A DREAM. Refined and beautifully layered, these tracks show Amber Bain adapting the uniqueness of her sound in exhilarating ways with emotive vocals over slick production, and are further steps forward following the critically acclaimed SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE EP in 2016.

 

SAW YOU IN A DREAM itself ushers in new, classic tones to her songwriting and is perhaps her most honest offering yet. As she explains, “It’s a very clear message; I didn’t want to drown my vocals in too many harmonies this time because the melody is quite strong on its own. Rather than hide your sadness about your loss of someone, it’s a nice thing to admit ‘I miss them’. That’s why the vocals are quite present”.

 

The track itself has a relatively dark subject matter, yet the tone beneath the story brings shades of new light, favouring sun-dappled guitars and bright hues. This is reflected in the video, which is her most visually stunning to date and follows Amber through an ever-evolving film set in a series of colourful, dream-like sequences.

 

You can watch the video for SAW YOU IN A DREAM below too: 

The release comes amidst a huge UK and European tour, which began in Oslo in April and included her biggest London show to date – a sold out KOKO – and coincides with a number of festivals throughout the summer. Remaining dates as follows:

 

JULY

 

Sun         02           GLOUCESTERSHIRE              Barn On the Farm Festival

Thu         06           WINCHESTER                           Blissfields Festival

Fri           14           SUFFOLK                                       Latitude Festival

Fri           28           BUDE                                              Leopalooza Festival

 

AUGUST

 

Sat          05           CHICAGO                                     Lollapalooza Festival

Fri           11           SAN FRANCISCO                      Outside Lands Festival

Sat          26           READING Festival

Sun         27           LEEDS Festival

SAW YOU IN A DREAM 

16 June 2017

 

THE JAPANESE HOUSE have returned with a stunning new single, SAW YOU IN A DREAM, to be released on 16 June via Dirty Hit Records. Refined and beautifully layered, this is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming fourth EP – also released on 16 June – and is yet another step forwards following the critically lauded SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE EP in 2016.

SAW YOU IN A DREAM comes alongside a huge UK and European tour which recently kicked off in Oslo in April - taking in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Zurich along the way - before the UK leg which includes her biggest UK headline show to date at London KOKO. THE JAPANESE HOUSE will also be playing a number of festivals throughout the summer, including Latitude, The Great Escape, Reading and Leeds. 

The Japanese House Tour Dates & Tickets

UK / EUROPEAN TOUR – SPRING 2017 

AMBER BAIN [aka THE JAPANESE HOUSE] has announced an extended run of UK and European dates for Spring 2017, which will see her play her biggest London headline show to date at London KOKO. The news comes as THE JAPANESE HOUSE was recently added to the BBC Sound of 2017 long list, fresh after the release of the critically acclaimed third EP SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE.

 

THE JAPANESE HOUSE ended 2016 with a headline North American tour before joining THE 1975 as special guest on their Arena tour, including two dates at The O2 Arena in London.

 

The SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE EP builds upon the sonic foundations laid so far by AMBER BAIN, taking her distinctive sound to new heights by a more open embrace of pop sensibilities. With shades of introspection polarised by some of her most euphoric moments to date, this long awaited third EP is a statement release from Amber, confirming her place as one of 2016’s breakthrough artists.

 

Full tour dates are as follows:

 

APRIL    

Mon        24           OSLO                                      John Dee

Tue         25           STOCKHOLM                         Lilla Hotellbaren

Wed       26           COPENHAGEN                      Vega Jr

Fri           28           PARIS                                     Supersonic

Sat          29           AMSTERDAM                        Sugar Factory

 

MAY

 

Mon        01           ANTWERP                              Trix

Tue         02           HAMBURG                             Prinzenbar

Wed       03           BERLIN                                   Kantine

Fri           05           PRAGUE                                 Chapeau Rouge

Sat          06           VIENNA                                  Chelsea

Sun         07           ZURICH                                  Papiersaal

Tue         09           OXFORD                                 Academy 2

Wed       10           EDINBURGH                          Liquid Rooms

Thu         11           MANCHESTER                       Gorilla

Fri           12           LEICESTER                              Academy 2

Sat          13           BIRMINGHAM                      O2 Institute 3

Mon        15           NEWCASTLE                          Think Tank

Tue         16           NOTTINGHAM                      Rescue Rooms

Wed       17           LONDON                                 Koko

 

18/10/16  Release video for single "Swim Against The Tide"

THE JAPANESE HOUSE returns with new single, FACE LIKE THUNDER, the first track from her forthcoming third EP, SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE, released on 11 November through Dirty Hit, the label that brought the world WOLF ALICE and THE 1975.

 

THE JAPANESE HOUSE tour begins next week in Bristol:

 

OCTOBER              Thu         27           BRISTOL                                 THEKLA

Sat          29           SOUTHAMPTON                   JOINERS

Sun         30           OXFORD                                 THE BULLINGDON

Mon       31           BIRMINGHAM                       O2 INSTITUTE 3

 

NOVEMBER          Tue         01           NOTTINGHAM                       RESCUE ROOMS

Wed       02           MANCHESTER                        CLUB ACADEMY

Thu         03           GLASGOW                              ORAN MOR

Fri           04           LEEDS                                      WARDROBE

Sat          05           NORWICH                              ARTS CENTRE

Mon       07           LONDON                                 HEAVEN

 

 

27/09/16  SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE EP + OCT / NOV TOUR   Dirty Hit Records – 11 November 

THE JAPANESE HOUSE returns with new single, FACE LIKE THUNDER, the first track from her forthcoming third EP, SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE, released on 11 November through Dirty Hit, the label that brought the world WOLF ALICE and THE 1975.

 

Premiering on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, FACE LIKE THUNDER presents THE JAPANESE HOUSE at its most sunlit, with a record that sounds as clear and refreshing as emerging from one of those cooling pools of water that are omnipresent in Amber Bain’s imagery. Listen to FACE LIKE THUNDER here:

 

SPOTIFY:                 http://po.st/FaceLikeThunderSP    

APPLE MUSIC:       http://po.st/FaceLikeThunderAM 

iTUNES:                   http://po.st/SwimAgainsttheTide    

It’s in a track like this that the dualism of Amber’s work is perhaps at its most present. At once poignantly sad and contemplative, but also surfacing with what sounds like deep breaths of opportunity. 

 

THE JAPANESE HOUSE is the captivating moniker of 21-year-old AMBER BAIN from Kings Langley in Buckinghamshire. Over the past 18 months she has emerged as one of the UK’s most promising artists, following the release of her two acclaimed EPs, POOLS TO BATHE IN and CLEAN, which showcased her ability to create brooding, melancholic electronica that pushes the parameters of alt-pop. She now returns with the SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE EP, which builds upon the sonic foundations laid so far by taking her distinctive sound to new heights with a more open embrace of pop sensibilities. With shades of introspection polarised by some of her most euphoric moments to date, SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE is a statement release from Amber, reaffirming her place as one of 2016’s breakthrough artists.

 

After spending the majority of the year on the road supporting THE 1975 on their worldwide tour, as well as embarking on her first run of headline dates, THE JAPANESE HOUSE will be hitting the road again this autumn for a series of UK, European and US dates, providing another chance to see this fascinating new artist ahead of what will be no doubt be a huge 2017. The full list of dates is as follows:

 

 

OCTOBER               Thu         27           BRISTOL                                 THEKLA

Sat          29           SOUTHAMPTON                   JOINERS

Sun         30           OXFORD                                 THE BULLINGDON

Mon        31           BIRMINGHAM                      O2 INSTITUTE 3

 

NOVEMBER           Tue         01           NOTTINGHAM                      RESCUE ROOMS

Wed       02           MANCHESTER                        CLUB ACADEMY

Thu         03           GLASGOW                              ORAN MOR

Fri           04           LEEDS                                      WARDROBE

Sat          05           NORWICH                              ARTS CENTRE

Mon        07           LONDON                               HEAVEN

Thu         10           PARIS                                      POP UP DU LABEL

Sat          12           AMSTERDAM                        PARADISO

Mon        14           BERLIN                                   AUSTER CLUB

Wed       16           VIENNA                                   B72

Fri           18           BRUSSELS                              ROTONDE

Mon        21           BOSTON                                GREAT SCOTT

Tue         22           BROOKLYN                            BABY’S ALL RIGHT

Fri           25           WASHINGTON                      DC9

Sat          26           PHILADELPHIA                     THE FOUNDRY

Mon        28           TORONTO                             HORSESHOE TAVERN

Wed       30           SEATTLE                                 THE SUNSET TAVERN

 

DECEMBER             Thu         01           VANCOUVER                       THE COBALT

Sat          03           SAN FRANCISCO                  RICKSHAW STOP

Mon        05           SAN DIEGO                           HOUSE OF BLUES

Wed       07           LOS ANGELES                        THE ECHO

 

 

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