The Japanese House is set to headline at Manchester’s New Century later this month in support of second album In The End It Always Does.

Amber Bain (aka The Japanese House), released the album in June via Dirty Hit.  The album marked the follow up to her first full-length release Good At Falling (2019) and features the singles One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones, Sunshine Baby, Sad to Breathe and Boyhood.

The title of the album lead Amber Bain to explain, “It’s about falling in love and not wanting it to end but knowing that it always does. I think a lot of people hear the title and think about it in an optimistic way but that’s not what I mean. I hear the title as sad because things always end, no matter what you think is going to happen, but that can also be a positive thing because endings are just a change. It could be the end of a phase in a relationship or something else; it’s cyclical.”

The 11-track album takes on themes of beginnings and ends; obsession and mundanity; falling in love and falling apart, constantly showing two sides and contradictions.  The album was written in 2021, inspired moving to Margate, being in a throuple, and the collapse 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.”

When does The Japanese House headline at Manchester’s New Century?

The Japanese House headlines at Manchester’s New Century on 15 October 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK dates she is playing:
12 October – Glasgow, SWG3
14 October – Newcastle, University
15 October – Manchester, New Century
16 October – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18 October – Bristol, Trinity Centre
19 October – Oxford, O2 Academy
20 October – Southampton, 1865
22 October – Birmingham, O2 Academy
23 October – London, Outernet
24 October – Brighton, Chalk

Manchester gigs – The Japanese House – image courtesy Jay Seba