THE JAPANESE HOUSE, aka Amber Bain, has announced her 2024 UK headline tour, set to take place in May in support of her critically acclaimed second studio album, In The End It Always Does, out now via Dirty Hit.
The dates will see The Japanese House play her biggest headline show to date at London Roundhouse as well as nights in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester, following the sold out UK and North America headline tours this year.
Tue 07 GLASGOW SWG3
Wed 08 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Thu 09 LONDON Roundhouse
Fri 10 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
It’s been almost a decade since Amber Bain’s break out in 2015, back when The Japanese House was a mysterious unidentified figure shrouded in reverb. These days, though, Bain’s sound and style is characteristically wide open with her vulnerabilities, thoughts and innermost feelings stitched into a tapestry of gorgeous, elevated pop music.
Much of In The End It Aways Does lives in the contradictory: beginnings and endings, obsession and mundanity, falling in love and falling apart. Written during a creative burst at the end of 2021, the album is primarily inspired by the events preceding it – including Bain’s first time moving to Margate, being in a throuple and the slow dissolution of those relationships. “[These two people] were together for six years and I met them, and we all fell in love at the same time – and then one of them left,” Bain remembers. “It was a ridiculously exciting start to a relationship. It was this high; and then suddenly I’m in this really domestic thing, and it’s not like there was other stuff going on – it was lockdown.” The album came together just as that chapter in her life was falling apart, with each song almost acting as a snapshot in time.