Back in June we announced that for a short while Breaking More Waves would be scaling things back a little and posting less often. That period is coming closer to the end (although we’re not there yet), but before we get there we’re sneaking in this quick post of the new track from The Japanese House who returns with her first new material since the debut EP Pools To Bathe In earlier this year.
Whilst it’s easy to be cynical about The Japanese House what with the patronage and premieres from Zane Lowe (first at Radio 1 then subsequently at Beats) and the association with label mates The 1975 (ensuring exposure to their enormous fan base), what we’re finding fascinating about her music so far is that it’s hardly the sort of obvious pop music that screams ‘HIT SINGLE’. In fact, new song Clean is downright odd – a weird mix of warm mellow electronic studio trickery, vocal effects and a soft-focus marshmallow like slow motion groove. There’s no way that this will get a sniff near the top 40. This is a good thing, because if the persuaders of the music industry think that what the public needs is a new dose of weird druggy sounding electronic pop then we’re all for jumping on board.
Even better, in October Amber Bain (who is The Japanese House) is taking her songs out live on the road. We have no idea how that’s going to work with her sound, but rather like jumping from a trapeze without a safety net, that’s surely far more exciting than going to a gig knowing exactly what you’re going to get?
The Japanese House - Clean