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BAND-MAID releases 1st international album and heads to UK
2016-05-18

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BAND-MAID releases 1st international album and heads to UK

2016-05-18
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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.

Fans can get a copy early and meet the band at MCM London Comic Con, the UK and Europe's largest pop culture show, taking place between 27-29 May. BAND-MAID will be performing on the Fringe Stage on the Saturday and Sunday of the event, as well as the event's after party. Additionally, they will be part of a daily panel exploring Japan's music scene, taking place on the Pop Asia Stage, as well as signing and meeting fans from JPU Records' booth each day. More than 130,000+ people are estimated tol attend and weekend tickets have already sold out.

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.



■RELEASE INFORMATION

Brand New MAID
2016/05/18 Japan Release!
2016/06/17 EU Release!

Links:
BAND-MAID Official Site