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(courtesy of Read The Air Records)
Japanese idol pop group Maison book girl has announced “Bath Room – UK Version” as the AA-side track on their forthcoming single, available on limited-edition blue 7″ vinyl May 18, 2018. The single will be the first release on new J-pop dedicated UK label Read The Air Records.
Video: Maison book girl “Bath Room”
The group has also announced their first ever UK performances, with live appearances in May at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, and a London headline show at Boston Music Room.
5/16 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – tickets
5/17 – Brighton – East Street Tap (The Alternative Escape) – tickets
5/18 – Brighton – The Arch (The Great Escape) – tickets
5/19 – London – Boston Music Room – tickets
5/20 – Kingston – Banquet Records In-store – info
Maison book girl comment:
“We all are sooo happy to hear that our debut A-side 7” single ‘KARMA/BATH ROOM – UK Version’ will be released in the UK! These songs are very popular among our Japanese fans, and we’ll be so glad if our UK fans like them too. We can’t wait to play at The Great Escape Festival 2018 and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone in the UK. Please come to see us!”
Read The Air Records is a collaboration between UK independent label Alcopop! Records and Japanese independent label Vinyl Junkie. With a growing appetite for Japanese music from the UK audience, the aim for the new imprint is to help share some of the best artists emerging from the Japanese scene.
Formed in 2014, MBG are part of the so-called “new-age” wave of J-Pop groups sweeping Japanese culture that are creating slick, smart, contemporary pop music, comprised of vocalists Aoi Yagawa, Yui Inoue, Rin Wada, and founding member Megumi Coshoji.
With musician and producer Kenta Sakurai as their core songwriter, producer and music director, the group not only perform and record music but also regularly appear in movies, collaborate with designers, and are constantly looking for new creative outlets and partnerships to help promote fashion, art and street culture.
About Maison book girl
Taking influence from everything from Scandinavian dream-pop to Japanese classical music, modern ambient minimalist, chiptune and video game soundtracks, Maison book girl’s music is a multicultural melting pot of ideas, textures and soundscapes that’s typically upbeat and sugar-coated, but also ventures to the more experimental corners of pop that the likes of Sigrid, Christine & The Queens, and St Vincent are toying with to great success.
Their debut album, bath room, was released in Japan in September 2015 to critical and public acclaim, playing their first headline show in Shibuya, Tokyo at the 700 capacity venue WOMB. The group sold out their second headline show the following year at Shibuya’s WWWX in less than an hour, subsequently signing with a major Japanese label and releasing their debut single “river (cloudy irony)”.
Early 2017 saw the group release their major label debut album image, alongside their first Japanese headline tour taking in six cities including Tokyo. They released a slew of follow up singles including “412” and “cotoeri” late last year, with a single launch party held at the 2500 capacity venue Zepp Divercity in Tokyo.