Pushing the parameters of alt-pop with her brand of brooding electronica, UK artist The Japanese House has emerged as one of the most promising new acts to arrive out of London over the past year or so. The moniker of 21-year-old Amber Bain, The Japanese House — inspired by a vacation house she once stayed in belonging to Kate Winslet — is intended to be an androgynous epithet, much like the music itself. Following the release of two acclaimed EPs, Bain is now to set to release her third, Swim Against The Tide via Dirty Hit November 11. Imbued with sparkling production and lugubrious lyrics, the EP’s first single, “Face Like Thunder” contains the cool, translucent and lagoon-laced imagery that runs like a current throughout Bain’s body of work. Hear the new single, plus earlier effort “Cool Blue” below.
On the heels of a long run supporting The 1975, The Japanese House will be hitting the road again this October for a span of dates in the UK, EU and US. Check out her North American tour schedule below, which includes a stop in the District on November 25 at DC9.
2016 Upcoming Tour Dates:
11/21 Boston, MA | Great Scott
11/22 Brooklyn, NY | Baby’s All Right
11/25 Washington, DC | DC9
11/26 Philadelphia, PA | The Foundry
11/28 Toronto, ON | Horseshoe Tavern
11/30 Seattle, WA | The Sunset Tavern
12/1 Vancouver, BC | The Cobalt
12/3 San Francisco, CA | Rickshaw Stop
12/5 San Diego, CA | House of Blues Voodoo Room
12/7 Los Angeles, CA | The Echo