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Alcopop Records launches J-pop imprint, signs Maison Book Girl

By | Published on Thursday 1 February 2018

Maison Book Girl

UK indie label Alcopop Records has launched a new J-pop offshoot called Read The Air Records, in collaboration with Japanese independent Vinyl Junkie. The first signing to the new imprint is girl group Maison Book Girl.

Alcopop boss Jack Clothier says of the new venture: “I’ve long been excited about the music coming out of Japan and in love with the culture emanating from the region, so when Vinyl Junkie, our favourite label over there, told us they wanted to work together, it seemed like a wonderful opportunity. This label will be solely concerned with highlighting some of the wonderful music coming from Tokyo, Yokohoma, Osaka and beyond. It’s that simple really!”

Formed in 2014 by former Brand New Idol Society member Megumi Koshouji, Maison Book Girl released their second album, ‘Image’, in Japan last year. Taken from that album, their first UK single – ‘Karma’ – is set for release through Read The Air on seven-inch in May.

Watch the video for ‘Karma’ here: