The venue that is known for where pierogies meet punk, welcomed a different style of rock Wednesday night. The Japanese House was back in Brooklyn and brought its indie pop vibes to the Warsaw.
Our Girl, a trio hailing from Brighton, United Kingdom opened the night. Their set was emotive and full of instrumental breaks and drum solos. The melodic and softly placed percussion set the atmosphere for what was to come…a cowgirl, firewoman, vampire and the Joker. It was the eve of Halloween and the packed room was eagerly waiting to welcome Amber Bain and her band to the stage.
Dreamy and experimental, the solo project of Bain is reminiscent of Imogen Heap. She layers ambient sounds with pops of percussion backed by the depth of synth. You could hear examples of this in the first and second songs she played, “Face Like Thunder” and “We Talk All the Time.” Crowd favorites like “Saw You in a Dream,” “Maybe You’re the Reason” and the closing number “Something Has to Change” all carry that unique sound of The Japanese House.
After a series of EPs, Bain and George Daniel (of The 1975) co-produced The Japanese House’s first album, Good at Falling. Her forthcoming EP, Clean, is expected to be released later this week. The Japanese House is on tour in the United States through mid-November before heading to Mexico and back to the United Kingdom.
Article: Alx Bear