Haiku Salut, the acclaimed “Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classical-Something-Or-Other” trio from the Derbyshire Dales, have announced a short tour in October for their spellbinding Lamp Show.
Featuring twenty vintage lamps which are programmed to flash, fade and flicker in time to the music, the Lamp Show is hypnotic, joyous, emotional and quite unique, like watching electronica come to life. The trio staged the Lamp Show three times last year – at Deda in Derby, the Indietracks festival, and St John On Bethnal Green in London – all of which were sell out shows.
Reviewing the Indietracks show, Music OMH declared: “A series of vintage lamps scattered across the stage flashed in time as they hammered keys, strummed strings and tinkered with the accordion. It was breathtaking, and those who’d queued to cram in left feeling really rather smug.”
Reviewing the London show last year, London On The Inside wrote: “The audience were spellbound, not only by the lighting (we can proudly declare that we love lamp) but by the ease with which the band members were able to switch between countless instruments and even share them without missing a beat.”
Haiku Salut are currently working on the follow up to last year’s widely-praised debut album, “Tricolore”, which received 4 star reviews in The Guardian, Uncut, MOJO and many more. They also release their debut book, “Japanese Poems Steal Brains”, in November. The first rock’n’roll memoir written entirely in haiku form, the book is fully illustrated by the artist Katrine Brosnan, and charts the band’s progress over the last two years, telling an everyday story of perturbed druids, an anarchist village, Disney a cappella, and quiche fit for a queen.
The dates are as follows:
Weds Oct 8, Nottingham Contemporary
Fri Oct 10, Victoria Baths, Manchester (sold out)
Sat Oct 11, St John On Bethnal Green, London
Sun Oct 12, Four Bars, Cardiff