THE JAPANESE HOUSE aka Amber Bain has shared her new single 🙂 (SMILEY FACE). The country-tinged track is an unabashed ode to happiness and arrives ahead of a headline tour of the US. The Japanese House will also be headlining the Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival in August. Listen to 🙂 here:

Amber says: “Smiley Face is a song I wrote when I was very excited about talking to someone on a dating app. She lived in Detroit, and I was fantasising about flying to meet her. I was in a session at the time for someone else’s stuff, but I couldn’t help this song spilling out of me. Turns out I did buy the plane tickets and now we’re engaged.”

🙂 follows The Japanese House’s second album In The End It Always Does, which was released last summer to critical acclaim. The album has been supported by a packed year of touring, including her own headline tours of the US, Japan and the UK – which saw her biggest headline show to date at the Roundhouse in London – as well as shows with The 1975 on their sold out February 2024 UK arena tour.

Tickets for The Japanese House upcoming shows are available here:


Fri 26 PHILADELPHIA, PA Franklin Music Hall
Sat 27 NEW YORK, NY The Rooftop @ Pier 17
Sun 28 MCKEES ROCKS, PA Roxian Theatre
Mon 29 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
Wed 31 CHICAGO, IL Metro


Thu 01 CHICAGO, IL Lollapalooza
Fri 02 MONTREAL, QC Osheaga Festival
Tue 06 BOULDER, CO Boulder Theater
Wed 07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT The Union Event Center
Fri 09 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Outside Lands
Sun 11 PORTLAND, OR Pioneer Courthouse Square
Mon 12 SEATTLE, WA Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
Thu 15 LOS ANGELES, CA Greek Theatre

Fri 23 LEEDS, UK Leeds Festival
Sun 25 READING, UK Reading Festival

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