Enter The Japanese House

After extensive touring with The 1975The Japanese House is set to headline shows in North America for the first time.

Photo: Image Courtesy of Interscope Publicity
A handout photo of The Japanese House.

The Japanese House is actually a person, Amber Bain, of the United Kingdom. She plays a slow kind of indie pop with a lot of synthesizers and production techniques. She recorded two EPs last year, Clean and Pools To Bathe In, and she is promising more music soon.

The routing mostly stays nears the coastal regions, starting in Boston Nov. 21 and ending in Los Angeles Dec. 7. Some of the venues on the docket are DC9 in D.C., The Foundry in Philadelphia and the House of Blues Voodoo Room in San Diego.

As the Japanese House becomes more well known, people are curious about the artist, but there still isn’t that much information out there. With all of the voice distortion techniques used in the music, it’s often difficult to distinguish whether there are multiple members, or whether the vocalist is male or female. Bain commented on this herself in an interview with DIYmag.com.

“At first, I thought it was important to make it just about music. It wasn’t obvious if I was a girl or a boy, because I had an androgynous voice,” she said. “I really enjoy that sometimes people think I’m a boy. It’s funny. If Victoria Legrand from Beach House can handle it, I can handle it.”

Here is the routing for the upstart:

Nov. 21 – Allston, Mass., Great Scott
Nov. 22 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Baby’s All Right
Nov. 25 – Washington, D.C., DC9
Nov. 26 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Foundry
Nov. 28 – Toronto, Ontario, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Nov. 30 – Seattle, Wash., Sunset Tavern
Dec. 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Cobalt
Dec. 3 – San Francisco, Calif., Rickshaw Stop
Dec. 5 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues – Voodoo Stage
Dec. 7 – Los Angeles, Calif., Echo

Tickets go on sale Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. Check out TheJapaneseHouse.co.uk for more on the lady that is the house.