The Japanese House

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The Japanese House
Amber Bain of The Japanese House.jpg
Bain performing in Los Angeles in December 2016
Background information
Birth name Amber Bain
Born (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 23)
Origin Buckinghamshire, England
  • Vocals
  • synthesizer
  • sampler
  • keyboard
  • guitar
  • bass
  • drums
Years active 2015-present
Labels Dirty Hit
Associated acts

The Japanese House is an English indie pop act from Buckinghamshire[1] consisting of solo artist Amber Bain. She has released four EPs; Pools to Bathe In, Clean, Swim Against the Tide, and Saw You in a Dream, through Dirty Hit.[2] Bain contributes vocals and plays guitar, synthesizer and keyboard for her music. Many of her tracks are produced by Bain herself and George Daniel of The 1975.

The name The Japanese House was inspired by a property in Cornwall, England previously owned by Kate Winslet with furnishings reminiscent of traditional Japanese tea houses in which Bain and her family stayed in her childhood. During her week-long stay in the cottage, Bain posed as a boy, calling herself Danny. Her experiences there heavily influenced the use of an anonymous label for her music as opposed to the use of her own name.[3] Bain is in a relationship with fellow singer Marika Hackman.[4][5]

Amber Bain has worked closely with British band The 1975,[6] and went on her first tour as an opening act for them.[7] Since then, she has been working on a debut album that is set for release in 2018.[8]



Title Details

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Title Details
Pools to Bathe In
  • Released: 6 November 2015
  • Label: Dirty Hit
  • Formats: Digital download
Swim Against the Tide[9]
  • Released: 11 November 2016
  • Label: Dirty Hit
  • Formats: Digital download
Saw You in a Dream[10]
  • Released: 30 June 2017
  • Label: Dirty Hit
  • Formats: Digital download


Year Title Album
2015 "Still" Pools to Bathe In
"Pools to Bathe In"
"Clean" Clean
"Cool Blue"
"Letter by the Water"
"Sugar Pill"
2016 "Face Like Thunder" Swim Against the Tide
"Swim Against the Tide"
"Good Side In"
2017 "Saw You In a Dream" Saw You In a Dream
"Somebody You Found"


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