BAND-MAID – Just Bring It [CD]
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After blasting in to the international rock scene with their first overseas album Brand New MAID, BAND-MAID return with their HMV recommended album Just Bring It. This version contains a 28-page booklet not included in the Japanese release which includes English lyric translations and transliterations for every track.
2016 saw the band embark on their first headline world tour, including a sold-out show at The Underworld in London (check out Metal Hammer's ace live review), over a thousand fans descend on Mexico's Sala, and packed out shows across France, Germany and Poland, along with comic con appearances in London, Spain and Italy.
BAND-MAID first caught people's imaginations soon after the release of their first two music videos "Thrill" and "REAL EXISTENCE", which have now achieved close to 20 million views on YouTube.
Central to their concept is "conflict". Formed in 2013, founder MIKU KOBATO wanted to draw on her experiences working in one of Akihabara's maid cafes, combined with her passion for rock music. The result is a band that keep defying expectations. Single "YOLO" is testament to this; an anthem with nods to prog-rock that manages to showcases the band's technical prowess while also showing off BAND-MAID's song writing abilities.
Japan's marketing campaign for Just Bring It has seen vocalist and guitarist MIKU KOBATO transformed into a 2D video game character for popular Japanese mobile game Valiant Knights, as well as feature on a giant poster that's currently towering over Tokyo's famous Shibuya Crossing, several storeys high.
- Don't you tell ME
- Take me higher!!
- decided by myself
- secret My lips
- 28 page booklet
- English lyric translations
- Romaji lyric transliterations