Idol Pop comes to the UK…
As previously reported on J-Pop Go, idol outfit Maison book girl will be giving the UK market a push with both a new single and some select performance dates.
‘Bath Room – UK Version’ will form the AA-side track on their forthcoming single (alongside ‘Karma’), available on limited edition blue 7″ vinyl released 18th May 2018. The single will be the first release on new J-pop dedicated UK label Read The Air Records.
The idol group are also delighted to announce their first ever UK performances, with live appearances at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds on 16th May, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on 18th May, and a London headline show at Boston Music Room on 19th May.
Commenting on the news, the band said: “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!”
‘Bath Room’ offers up a zippy slice of idol pop built around engaging organic elements and an array of time signatures. With hints of bubblegum pop and Scandipop, ‘Bath Room’ suggests that Maison book girl are not your common-or-garden idol outfit.
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, Maison book girl 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.
Maison Book Girl UK Live Dates:
16.05.18 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
17.05.18 – Brighton – East Street Tap (Alternative Escape)
18.05.18 – Brighton – 8pm @ The Arch (The Great Escape)
19.05.18 – London – Boston Music Room
Tickets available via: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/maison-book-girl-in-london-boston-music-room-tickets/8343555?