Featured artist: The Japanese House

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Who? The Japanese House is the solo electronic/acoustic musings of singer songwriter Amber Bain.

What? Minimal alt-pop torch songs.

From where? Buckinghamshire, now based in North London.

What’s the story? Twenty-one-year-old Amber first started penning tracks at the tender age of 11.

Since then, she’s made music under various guises, finally settling on The Japanese House in 2014.

Quickly signing to Dirty Hit, the label behind The 1975 and Marika Hackman, she’s released a promising stock of tracks and EPs.

Her sound bears the promising hallmarks of jolting emotional honesty and serene production, lying somewhere in between Lapsley and London Grammar.

It’s a persuasive formula that has so far worked wonders, attracting love from across both the BBC and among the discerning music press.

An appearance on the BBC Music Sound of 2017 longlist has no doubt worked wonders for her wider profile.

This December she hits the road with The 1975 on a tour which takes in the Manchester Arena tomorrow (13 December), London’s O2 (15 and 16 December) plus two nights at Newcastle’s Metro Arena and two nights at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro next week.

Sounds like? The finished article.

Predicted to? 2017 looks set to be Amber’s year.

Must hear? Face Like Thunder, from from her latest EP Swim Against the Tide, which landed last week.


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