Band-Maid's new video for their instrumental track From Now On brings their sublime musicianship to the fore

(Image credit: Takashi Ikemura)

If you're unfamiliar with Japan's Band-Maid, From Now On is a great opportunity to get acquainted with their musical prowess. A rare instrumental, and the lead track from this year's Unleash eight-track mini album EP, it showcases a band who deliver an addictive blend of technicality with melodic dynamics every time.

The original lineup of vocalist Saiki Atsumi, guitarist/vocalist Miku Kobato, lead guitarist Kanami Tōno, bassist Misa, and drummer Akane Hirose has remained through their seven full-length studio albums and two EPs to date.

The band are currently finishing off a US tour that concludes at the House Of Blues in Chicago on December 1. 

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.