The Japanese House wins the GAY TIMES Honour for Excellence in Music

The Japanese House has been given the GAY TIMES Honour for Excellence in Music.

On Thursday (21 November) night, the singer-songwriter appeared at the GAY TIMES Honours 500 ceremony, which honours queer people and their allies who have had a profound impact on the community over the last 12 months.

Earlier this year, The Japanese House – comprised of solo artist Amber Bain – finally made her mark on the LP front with her long-awaited debut album, Good at Falling.

The 13-track collection is one of the most compelling records of the year; filled to the brim with euphoric and shimmering alt-pop anthems such as dream-bop Follow My Girl and the intimate fan-favourite single Maybe You’re the Reason.

What makes the record so special is how it presents a same-sex romance as an entirely normal thing, providing a relatable voice for her young queer fans who are experiencing both love and heartbreak.

The visual for Lilo – which features her ex-girlfriend, fellow musician Marika Hackman – is a prime example of this.

On YouTube, the video boasts hundreds of comments from supporters, all of which praise its authenticity and for finally providing non-sexualised representation for queer females.

Amber’s raw songwriting and exploration of the folktronica and chillwave genres resulted in rave reviews from fans and critics; Good At Falling sits comfortably on Metacritic as one of the most lauded records of the year.

GAY TIMES Honours was first established in 2017 as a ceremony to acknowledge those who have made a profound impact on LGBTQ people in the past 12 months. From community trailblazers to highly-visible queer stars, it’s an event that brings together people from all across our community to celebrate, uplift and inspire.

To mark our recent landmark 500th issue as Europe’s longest-running LGBTQ publication, this year’s event is named GAY TIMES Honours 500. It marks the biggest event in our company’s recent history, with more than a thousand people packed into the venue for show-stopping performances by Pabllo Vittar, ALMA, L Devine, VINCINT, Little Gay Brother and DJ sets from Honey Dijon, Jodie Harsh and BBZ.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram to be part of the GAY TIMES Honours 500 action.



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