18 May BAND-MAID Release First International Album 「Brand New MAID」
BAND-MAID is one of Japan’s hottest up-and-coming all-girl rock acts. Its five members have been turning heads across the globe with their cute, authentic maid aesthetics combined with powerful, skilled musicianship ever since their first two music videos went viral last year.
Brand New MAID, the band’s latest album, will also be their first to get an international release and will be available across the UK and Europe courtesy of JPU Records from 17 June 2016. The CD version contains an exclusive bonus track as well as extra booklet containing lyric translations and transliterations into English. A limited edition T-shirt bundle is also available.
BAND-MAID went viral soon after the release of their first two music videos “Thrill” and “REAL EXISTENCE”, which have now achieved over four million views on YouTube. They have gained recognition from western media such as Team Rock, Metal Injection and Guitar World, with the latter commenting on the group’s ability to trend on social media, play their own instrument and to rock.
Formed in 2013, the band’s concept is based on founder Miku’s experiences in Akihabara’s maid cafes, an area of Tokyo famous for otaku (“geek”) culture, combined with her passion for rock music.
“Those of us who keep a fairly close eye on social-media trends can’t help but notice that a new girl band from Japan has been showing up more and more. And for good reason. They’re called Band-Maid, they rock – and play their own instruments” – Guitar World
“They dress like maids and they definitely rock” – MetalInjection.net
Brand New MAID Tracklist:
- the non-fiction days <Watch Video>
- LOOK AT ME
- Brand-New Road
- Before Yesterday <Watch Video>
- alone <Watch Video>
- REAL EXISTENCE (Live Ver.) <CD Bonus Track>
Official CD Release Date:
17 June 2016
Order on CD:
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