Band Maid is an all girl Japanese rock band that consist of five members: Miku (guitar and vocals), Saiki (vocals), Kanami (guitar), Akane (drums) and Misa (bassist). They play their own instruments and they dress like maids. Born in 2013 they took the rock world by storm with their unique style, that got everyone’s heads turning.
Who is Band Maid?
But why are they such a success? Well, that’s an easy question to answer: They’re crazy talented. This girls play their own instruments, and write their own songs, they actually make good music, and that’s an attractive enough quality, but then you add good looks, and a very distinctive style, what’s not to like?
Image and influences.
Focused on the maids of the Maid Café of Japan ( Where Miku, founder of the band, worked as a waitress), where the idea of dressing up like maids for their shows was born, and thus their trademark style. This girls are truly talented and know how to work their instruments. They cite their influences in various artists from Metallica, to Carlos Santana, so we can pretty much claim these girls are music nerds.
3 BAND MAID Albums
1. Just Bring it
“Just Bring it” makes a bold statement in regards to what kind of sound BAND-MAID wants to be their trademark: loud, in your face, energetic and pure rock. This album is a great opportunity to get into BAND-MAID, given that you’re not a huge fan already like we are.
2. World Domination.
This ladies are surely talented, and something is made clear in this album: the sure can play their instruments. The guitar is a thrill to listen to and the riffing is fun and punchy, guitar solo’s are equally as thrilling, songs like “Turn me On” and “Fate” feature very well phrased guitar solo’s. Every little bit of instrumentation is heard so clear and crisp, this overall mix is superb on every track. Songs like “Fate”, “Play” and “Clang” are just pure joy, fun and full of energy, paired with the groovy bass lines, its a match made in heaven.
3. Maid In Japan.
One of BAND MAID’s amazing mini albums it opened up the world to their particular maid aesthetic. Heavy guitars, and amazing vocals they really showcased their talents. With the heavy beats of “be ok” or “evergreen”, this mini album is perfect to go back to basics.
Great music like BAND-MAID makes us hopeful, if this is the rock we are getting on a frequent basis in the future, well, we’re all ears to see what this band can do next. Get these amazing albums, so you can get that girl power going (even if you’re not a girl).