Haiku Salut premiere new Grawl!x-directed video

Derbyshire three-piece Haiku Salut have premiered the video for latest single The More And Moreness ahead of the release of their third album in September.

Haiku Salut by Elly Lucas

Having recently joined label PRAH long player There Is Nowhere Else will be released on 7 September 2018 and builds on their ambient electronic sound.

With a video directed by local filmmaker and musician Grawl!x (James Machin) – on whose recent album Appendix Haiku featured – it pitches the band as a group of revolutionaries who take their cause from feminist book club, through icy local scenery, to bring an explosive change.

The track started life as a ‘soundtrack for an ice-cream van on the North-West coast’ and features Glastonbury Brass. The band’s Sophie Barkerwood describes it as ‘a dead music box, in a dreary seaside town, coming back to life.’ Making use of Haiku staples such as accordion, the track builds through cyclical repetition and once again sets them apart as a band forging not just their own path but pushing back boundaries as they do it.

Machin said, “The premise came from a short film I wrote a few years ago. We then combined that with the idea of Haiku as a bands of revolutionaries, which I thought was quite a striking image. Mainly, the theme relates to the album in that it’s about community resisting oppressive bullies.”

Barkerwood confirmed the theme, she said, “The video is an inky dark noir, we play a group of revolutionaries working together to bring explosive change to the world. Much like the brass band, the revolution is bigger than the sum of its parts.”

Haiku Salut play Indietracks on Sunday 29 July and will tour the UK with their lamp show in the autumn, including a local date at Wirksworth Town Hall on 29 September 2018.

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