Band-Maid, one of Japan’s hottest up-and-coming all-girl rock acts, are to make their European debut at MCM London Comic Con. As well as performing live at this May’s Excel show, Band-Maid will be meeting fans and taking part in Q&A sessions.
The Tokyo five-piece – Miku (guitar/vocals), Saiki (vocals), Kanami (guitar), Akane (drums) and bassist Misa – have been turning heads across the globe with their killer combo of cute, authentic maid aesthetic and powerful, skilled musicianship.
Formed in 2013, the band’s concept is based on founder Miku’s experiences in the maid cafes of Akihabara – the Tokyo district famed for its thriving otaku (‘geek’) culture and passion for rock music. Band-Maid’s music videos ‘Thrill’ and ‘Real Existence’ both went viral soon after release, receiving more than three million views on YouTube and gaining recognition from western media such as Guitar World, Team Rock and many more.
— This news story is for May 2016’s MCM London Comic Con —