BAND-MAIKO take a trip to the past in the retro MV for “Gion-cho”

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BAND-MAIKO take a trip to the past in the retro MV for Gion-cho.

Out now, the single is a digital release available on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.

Usually April Fools day is a time when everyone is incredibly careful about what they read on the internet. Personally, I’m not a big fan of it but it does make for some interesting ways to promote brands or groups.

Take BAND-MAIKO for example. This retro take on BAND-MAID was supposed to be a one-off twist on their sound with an old-fashioned Japanese feel. But, it turned out to be pretty popular with fans loving the unique mix of old and new instruments.

Well, they’re back and their MV for Gion-cho is as amazing as their last one. The rock sound of BAND-MAID combines perfectly with the folksy feel of the Japanese instruments. Add in a variety of scenes of BAND-MAIKO as they chill during a tea ceremony, play in front of a temple, or simply pose, and you have yourself a treat.

It seems like BAND-MAIKO may be a regular thing every year. A part of me wishes this was a regular band, but I’ll take what I can get. For now, check out the MV below and enjoy an old fashioned take on BAND-MAID!


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