THE JAPANESE HOUSE releases her latest single YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY, taken from her critically acclaimed debut album GOOD AT FALLING via Dirty Hit, which comes after a UK tour that took in a sold-out show at London Electric Ballroom. YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY follows previous singles LILO and MAYBE YOU’RE THE REASON, as well as FOLLOW MY GIRL and WE TALK ALL THE TIME from the album, and is inspired by the crack between image and reality. “That song is about seeming like I was very normal and fine,” explains The Japanese House aka Amber Bain, “but also that feeling that I genuinely believed I was going to die every single day”.


Listen to YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY here:


Produced by THE JAPANESE HOUSE, BJ BURTON [Low, Bon Iver] and GEORGE DANIEL from the 1975, GOOD AT FALLING began as demos recorded by Bain on her laptop in her room in London, and was finished in studios across Wisconsin, Brussels and Oxford. The result is an album that draws from Bain’s life in a way her work never has before; a more personal, vulnerable and yet confident body of work. “These songs are definitely more direct,” she explains. “The album has a lot more of me in it, so it makes sense.” GOOD AT FALLING is already one of the best reviewed albums of the year, with acclaim from the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q Magazine, i-D, Clash, DIY, Dork and many more.


Listen to the GOOD AT FALLING album here:




GOOD AT FALLING track listing:


  • Went to Meet Her [Intro]
  • Maybe You’re the Reason
  • We Talk all the Time
  • Wild
  • You Seemed So Happy
  • Follow My Girl
  • somethingfartoogoodtofeel
  • Lilo
  • Everybody Hates Me
  • Marika Is Sleeping
  • Worms
  • f a r a w a y
  • I Saw You in A Dream




THE JAPANESE HOUSE has previously released four acclaimed EPs with Dirty Hit:



CLEAN [2015]




With an “experimental and impressive” [DIY] sound adored by both critics and fans alike, Amber has played in arenas across the UK with label mates the 1975, taking in shows at London O2 Arena, and found herself landing a spot on the prestigious BBC Sound Of 2017 Longlist.



Following the UK tour in March, THE JAPANESE HOUSE play a headline USA tour and a run of festival dates across Europe this summer, including performances at Latitude and Reading and Leeds. For a full list of dates and more information visit:





Fri            05            SIX-FOURS-LES-PLAGES                        Pointu Festival

Mon            08            VIENNA                                                Metacity Open Air

Fri            19            SHEFFIELD                                    Tramlines Festival

Sun            21            HENHAM                                    Latitude Festival

Thu            25            LUGANO                                    Roam Festival

Fri            26            STANDON                                    Standon Calling Festival

Sat            27            OXFORD                                                Truck Festival




Sat            24            READING                                    Festival

Sun            25            LEEDS                                                Festival








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