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Hear HANABIE's new "Harajuku-core" rager "GIRL's TALK"

Not just another "cute song"

Harajuku-core innovators HANABIE. are asking us to "hold tight to this moment" with their latest single, a friends-celebrating bit of genre-jamming metal-pop called "GIRL'S TALK."

Following the Japanese outfit's anime-and-video-games-hailing "OTAKU Lovely Densetsu" single from earlier in the year, "GIRL'S TALK" is a guitars-and-death-scream-loaded banger about an "ultra-boozy" night out with your inner circle, where you're ordering shots and jumpin' into hot goss.

"Isn't it a very precious time for people of any age to meet with friends after a long time and reminisce about their past?" vocalist Yukina commented. "It's nice to have someone to share stories with and I would be happy if HANABIE. can be included in everyone's 'talks.'"

The band further added that the new single is a "more mature" version of the band — "not only a cute song" is how drummer Chika puts it — and comes full of stylistic pivots, raps, and energy. You can check out HANABIE. chop it up for some "GIRL'S TALK" up above.

The quartet are kicking off a run of U.S. dates this coming weekend, joined by Left to Suffer. The trip begins in New Haven, Connecticutt, this Friday (May 17th), and ends up in Sacramento, California, by May 31st. HANABIE. will make their way back to North America in the summer for Lollapalooza. You'll find all the tour details below.

HANABIE 2024 North American tour dates:
5/17 New Haven, CT - Toads Place
5/18 Montreal, QC - Le Studio TD
5/21 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
5/23 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
5/25 Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Center
5/26 Edmonton, AB - Midway Music Hall
5/27 Calgary, AB - The Palace Theatre
5/29 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
5/30 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
5/31 Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
8/4 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 2024

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