10 Feb BAND-MAID’s Just Bring It: Out Now on CD in 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
“Stomping pop rock/metal. For fans of BABYMETAL, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm”
– Rock Sound
“A cracking slice of catchy pop metal with some deceptively technical guitar work”
– Huffington Post Blog
After blasting in to the international rock scene last year, BAND-MAID return with their HMV recommended album Just Bring It, out on CD today across the UK and Europe via JPU Records. It is available in-store at HMV, FNAC and other retailers across the content, as well as available online. The record’s initial print sold out on pre-orders alone and a special edition is available direct from JPU Records (here) which includes a T-shirt.
2016 saw the band embark on their first headline world tour, including a sold-out show at The Underworld in London (check out Metal Hammer’s ace live review), over a thousand fans descend on Mexico’s Sala, and packed out shows across France, Germany and Poland, along with comic con appearances in London, Spain and Italy. The same year also saw the international release of the band’s mini-album Brand New MAID which led to the Huffington Post Blog dubbing BAND-MAID “one to watch”.
BAND-MAID first caught people’s imaginations soon after the release of their first two music videos “Thrill” and “REAL EXISTENCE“, which have now achieved close to eight million views on YouTube. Central to their concept is “conflict”. Formed in 2013, founder MIKU KOBATO wanted to draw on her experiences working in one of Akihabara’s maid cafes, combined with her passion for rock music. The result is a band that keep defying expectations. Latest single “YOLO” is testament to this; an anthem with nods to prog-rock that manages to showcases the band’s technical prowess while also showing off BAND-MAID’s song writing abilities.
Japan’s marketing campaign for Just Bring It has seen vocalist and guitarist MIKU KOBATO transformed into a 2D video game character for popular Japanese mobile game Valiant Knights, as well as feature on a giant poster that’s currently towering over Tokyo’s famous Shibuya Crossing, several storeys high.
BAND-MAID – Just Bring It
All JPU versions of the album contain exclusive lyric translations within the booklet.
The album can also be downloaded from iTunes and Amazon Music.