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(Band) BAND-MAID®
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:57:50 AM »

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BAND-MAID® is a girls-rock band from Tokyo that formed in July 2013. - Official Website

After their initial formation as a four-piece in July 2013, vocalist Saiki joined in August of that year. The group performed as a five-piece for the first time at the SHIBUYA-AX "P Festival" on 22 August 2013. The group's image is modeled on the outfits worn by Tokyo's Maid Café hostesses. In interviews, the band explains the concept came from founding member Miku who had previously worked at the NOODOL Cafe in Akihabara.

Since their formation, BAND-MAID has regularly performed live at various venues around the Tokyo area. The group released their debut album "MAID IN JAPAN" in January 2014, written in collaboration with Platinum Passport-affiliated musicians Masahiko Fukui and Kentaro Akutsu (the latter formerly also of musical group ZERO).

In August 2014, BAND-MAID released the Maxi Single 愛と情熱のマタドール (Matador of Love and Passion?); in December 2015 they released their sophomore record New Beginning. Thee band undertook a tour of Tokyo venues to promote the album through February 2016, culminating in a sold-out concert on 14 February. - Wikipedia

Members


Name: Miku Kobato
Instrument: Guitar/Vocals
Birthday: October 21
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Name: Saiki Atsumi
Instrument: Vocals
Birthday: February 8
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Name: Kanami Touno
Instrument: Guitar
Birthday: September 28
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Name: Akane Hirose
Instrument: Drums
Birthday: December 14
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Name: MISA
Instrument: Bass
Birthday: October 15
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Discography

Albums
[2013.01.07] Maid in Japan
[2015.11.17] New Beginning

Singles
[2014.08.12] Ai to Jonetsu no Matador (愛と情熱のマタドール)

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 07:04:41 AM »
I would love to see one of their shows some days. But so far their schedule always conflicted with idol shows   :rofl:
I have to admit, that I didn't get me their album yet.
I find it strange though, that especially overseas they are viewed as some special case, like as if "women and rock music" don't mix. What century are we living again?

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 08:05:40 AM »
I find it strange though, that especially overseas they are viewed as some special case, like as if "women and rock music" don't mix. What century are we living again?

I guess this might seem weird to foreigners since there may or may not be that many female rock bands in their country or exposure to them is low, but Japan has so many female bands. There have been female rock bands or females that do rock music in Japan for years. I mean I live in America and Puffy had their own cartoon here and they were two Japanese women that did rock music. So even then, while I can understand people not being familiar with female rock, I don't see why some people think this is a new thing. Also, I kind of face palm at how some people internationally react to the fact that they're dressed as maids. :smhid

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 02:06:43 PM »
Good group.

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 07:41:27 AM »
Whoot... saw earlier today they're coming to Sakura-con in Seattle. The con site recently updated, saying they will be coming.
I was wondering who they were bringing and when they were going to announce, its only a month away.
This is going to be an awesome year. Going to see MM16 at the end of the month, Sakura-con next month, Miku Hatsune in April, and Babymetal in July. And we just hit Feb.


Back on topic, I have been checking out BandMaid's videos for a while and so far they are fucking awesome.
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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 01:18:39 PM »
The new Band-Maid music video is out!


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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 01:30:41 PM »
Their rhythym section is so good. And finally, finally a great guitar solo again!

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 07:18:11 PM »
Less English is good.

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2016, 08:32:17 AM »
Looks like a new Band-Maid album titled Brand New Maid is coming out on May 18. Also they dropped the ® from their name and looks like they're on Nippon Crown too now . . .
http://bandmaid.futureartist.net/news/48401
http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000124685
http://ototoy.jp/news/83193
http://gekirock.com/news/2016/02/band-maid_brand-new-maid_release.php

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2016, 08:12:43 PM »
And apart from their performance in the US they will have a appearance in London sometime in May.

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2016, 09:00:04 AM »
And apart from their performance in the US they will have a appearance in London sometime in May.

At MCM Comic Con. I've never been but someone said to me it would be far too if they performed at Hyper Japan.

The dates are 27-29 May.

Apparently they will do a live, a Q+A, and signings.

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/2016/03/01/j-rockers-band-maid-to-give-first-european-gig-at-london-comic-con/

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 05:38:03 AM »
New Band-Maid music video is out and holy shit it is awesome . . .

Band-Maid - the non-fiction days


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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2016, 02:44:21 PM »
New video



Must say it's probably the album I have listed the most to this year, and I realized that Saiki is what is really making this group great.
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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2016, 07:46:43 PM »
I want Saiki to serve coffee and cake at my funeral.

I was quite disappointed with the new album, although this is one the few highlights imo.

But 'Alone' makes me really look forward to what they are capable of in the future.

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016, 08:01:58 PM »
Completely disagree, I think this is one of my least favorite songs on the album, ("non-fiction days" is by far my favorite) overall I think this album is better than the last one.

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2016, 06:43:51 AM »
Personally my favorites on this album are "non-fiction days" and "alone" all the other songs kind of don't really do it for me.Although I'm kind of on the fence with "Yuragu" and "Before Yesterday".

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2016, 04:52:34 AM »


fun

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Re: (Band) BAND-MAID®
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2016, 07:25:45 PM »
1st European Tour Announced!

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BAND-MAID is proud to announce their first European Tour for this October!

BAND-MAID "Brand New MAID" Release Tour World Series

Oct 12th, London (Great Britain) The Underworld
Oct 13th, Cologne (Germany), MTC
Oct 15th, Hamburg (Germany), Headcrash
Oct 16th, Paris (France), La Boule Noire
Oct 19th, Warsaw (Poland), Hydrozagadka

Next to regular tickets, there will be a strictly limited amount of VIP tickets for each show.

The VIP content will be:
- early get in
- early merch access
- meet&greet with the band
- signed and limited photo
- limited DVD.

The pre-sale will  start Friday, July 29th at 10:00 AM (CEST).
http://bandmaid.tokyo/news/57084

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