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Maison book girl Announce New UK Single + Tour Dates

26th April 2018

Japanese idol pop group Maison book girl are pleased to reveal ‘Bath Room – UK Version’ as the AA-side track on their forthcoming single, 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.

Watch and share the ‘Bath Room – UK Version’ video here:

The 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!”

Another chronically upbeat and energetic slice of high-tempo J-pop from the quartet, ‘Bath Room – UK Version’ merges bubble-gum chiptune, the epic Scandi-pop influence of Sigrid, traditional melodic singer-songwriter toplines, and classical music motifs to impressive effect, all – as ever with Mbg – hung playfully around a dizzying array of time signatures.

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, Mbg 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.


‘Karma/Bath Room – UK Version’ Double A-Side released 18th May 2018 via Read The Air Records


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