“… The simple yet affective arrangement contains hidden subtleties rooted in a lush vocal …” CLASH

THE JAPANESE HOUSE has unveiled two new tracks, SOMEBODY YOU FOUND and 3/3, the latest songs to be taken from the forthcoming SAW YOU IN A DREAM EP released by Dirty Hit Records on 30 June.

You can listen to them here:



SOMEBODY YOU FOUND and 3/3 follow the release of the title track SAW YOU IN A DREAM. Refined and beautifully layered, these tracks show Amber Bain adapting the uniqueness of her sound in exhilarating ways with emotive vocals over slick production, and are further steps forward following the critically acclaimed SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE EP in 2016.

SAW YOU IN A DREAM itself ushers in new, classic tones to her songwriting and is perhaps her most honest offering yet. As she explains, “It’s a very clear message; I didn’t want to drown my vocals in too many harmonies this time because the melody is quite strong on its own. Rather than hide your sadness about your loss of someone, it’s a nice thing to admit ‘I miss them’. That’s why the vocals are quite present”.

The track itself has a relatively dark subject matter, yet the tone beneath the story brings shades of new light, favouring sun-dappled guitars and bright hues. This is reflected in the video, which is her most visually stunning to date and follows Amber through an ever-evolving film set in a series of colourful, dream-like sequences.

You can watch the video for SAW YOU IN A DREAM here.
The release comes amidst a huge UK and European tour, which began in Oslo in April and included her biggest London show to date – a sold out KOKO – and coincides with a number of festivals throughout the summer. Remaining dates as follows:


Sun 02 GLOUCESTERSHIRE Barn On the Farm Festival
Thu 06 WINCHESTER Blissfields Festival
Fri 14 SUFFOLK Latitude Festival
Fri 28 BUDE Leopalooza Festival


Sat 05 CHICAGO Lollapalooza Festival
Fri 11 SAN FRANCISCO Outside Lands Festival
Sat 26 READING Festival
Sun 27 LEEDS Festival


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