BAND-MAID cause chaos in their latest music video 「Don’t you tell ME」, released today ahead of new album Just Bring It, out on CD from JPU Records in Europe from 10 February 2017.
Just Bring It is the band’s first full length album released from a major label in Japan and includes 13 tracks. The European edition includes translated lyrics in its booklet and will be available from all major CD retailers across the UK and Europe.
“Wailing guitar solos, huge choruses and punching hooks: They’ve got the attitude of Guns N’ Roses and the pomp of Def Leppard.” – Metal Hammer
“A cracking slice of catchy pop metal with some deceptively technical guitar work” – Huffington Post Blog
“They dress like maids and they definitely rock” – MetalInjection.net
After blasting in to the international rock scene last year, BAND-MAID return with their hotly anticipated first major album. Entitled Just Bring It, the 13-track album, released under Nippon Crown in their homeland of Japan, will hit the UK and Europe from 10 February 2017 through JPU Records in two editions; the regular edition and a CD and T-shirt bundle. Continue reading
In a recent interview with Teamrock, Miku Kobato from Bandmaid explained rather succinctly “we play our own instruments”.
Of course, depending on how one views BABYMETAL this isn’t strictly true: BABYMETAL’s Kami band has some of the best metal musicians on the planet right now (FACT). Is Miku being a little disingenuous?
Anyway, Band-Maid tour Europe this autumn and headline The Underworld, London, UK on October 12.
For more information visit JPU Records.
BAND-MAID went viral all over the world when their music video for “Thrill” was uploaded on Facebook, the video hitting over 2,000,000 plays in only two weeks. Ever since the band has been receiving offers from events all over the world, including SAKURA-CON in Seattle, America, and MCM LONDON COMIC CON in the UK.
BAND-MAID’s cute authentic maid looks combined with their hardcore rock sound with kick-ass guitar solos and double-bass drums has gathered fans all over the world, and the band is now proud to announce their first ever Europe Tour this October! Combined with their already announced headlining show in Mexico, “BAND MAID “Brand New MAID” Release Tour World Series” includes 6 shows in 5 countries.
Don’t miss this chance to see the one-of-a-kind sensation from Japan live!
BAND-MAID “Brand New MAID” Release Tour World Series:
9 October: SALA – Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽
12 October: The Underworld – London, UK 🇬🇧
13 October: MTC – Cologne, Germany 🇩🇪
15 October: Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪
16 October: La Boule Noire – Paris, France 🇫🇷
19 October: Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱
Ticket sales begin on Friday 29 July 2016.
Via JPU Records
Doll$ Box have been around for ages and ages (2012) but I’ve never paid them much attention until researching interview questions for Broken Doll. And I hate to admit it: this band is fucking awesome.
Merrily High Go Round (above) is a case in point; a super well crafted song with solid instrumentals (yes, that guitar solo modulates all over the place) and world class vocals courtesy of classically trained Fuki.
Maybe not as heavy as BandMaid, but with -I think – better song writing, I wish I’d listened to more of Doll$ Box a bit sooner.
Album Doll$ Apartment is on my playlist ‘natch along with BiS, BABYMETAL, BandMaid and er, Cliff Richard.
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I wrote this blog post last year about 7 Japanese acts to watch in 2015 and was all super happy when the likes of BABYMETAL went onto become global superstars so I thought it would be appropriate to do a similar piece this year, except this time I’m even going to include some Western music! So why don’t you join me for a cup of coffee and a run-down of six acts I think are set for bigger things this year. Continue reading