Manchester welcomes The Japanese House this March

The Japanese House, otherwise known as Amber Bain, will be heading to Manchester Academy 2 this March.

By Ben Brown | 23 January 2019

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The Japanese House has announced her new UK tour, which takes in seven dates across the UK, celebrating the release of her debut album Good at Falling, due via Dirty Hit on March 1.

The Japanese House @ Manchester Academy 2
Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm

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The Japanese House, has to date released four acclaimed EPs with Dirty Hit: Pools To Bathe In (2015), Clean (2015), Swim Against The Tide (2016) and her latest release, 2017’s Saw You In A Dream. With an “experimental and impressive” (DIY) sound adored by both critics and fans, Amber has played in arenas across the UK with labelmates The 1975, taking in shows at the O2 Arena, and found herself landing a spot on the prestigious BBC Sound Of 2017 Longlist.

With a raft of sold out headline shows under her belt, including nights at London venues Koko and Scala, “Bain’s rise to the top appears imminent” (NME) as she returns to the UK for her March dates and the release of her debut album.

Produced by The Japanese House (aka Amber Bain), BJ Burton (Low, Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights) and The 1975’s George Daniel in Wisconsin, Brussels and Oxford, Good at Falling follows four acclaimed EPs and her most recent singles ‘Follow My Girl’ and ‘Lilo’. The widely spoken about video for ‘Lilo’ captures Bain and real life ex-girlfriend Marika Hackman act out the intimate and heartbreaking final moments of their relationship.

The song is a reflection of an album that draws from Bain’s life in a way her work never has before – a more personal, vulnerable and yet confident body of work. “These songs are definitely more direct” explains Bain, “the album has a lot more of me in it, so it makes sense”. The Japanese House and her band have been debuting material from Good at Falling on her acclaimed recent UK tour, which included a sold out date at London’s Scala.

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