Haiku Salut consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise
Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele,
drums, and melodica. Their music also features electronic elements, which they refer to as
“loopery and laptopery”
This is a seated show.
10% booking fee
10% booking fee
The bar will open at 7pm
Performance starts at 8pm
Influenced by the evocative film soundtracks of Yann Tiersen and Benoît Charest, the genre-melting electronica of early Múm, and the impressionistic writing of Haruki Murakami, the bandreleased their debut album Tricolore in 2013, to critical acclaim.
The album was awarded fourstars by The Guardian, Uncut, Mojo, Drowned In Sound, and many more, and in the summerof 2013, the trio won the Green Man Rising contest, and opened the main stage at that year’sGreen Man Festival.
In November 2013, the band toured the UK in support to Lau. They laterwrote about the experience in their debut book, “Japanese Poems Steal Brains”, a fullyillustrated collection of haikus, which told the story of the band to date.
Haiku Salut’s second album, “Etch And Etch Deep”, was released in July 2015, to similaracclaim.
The album was awarded four stars or above by The Observer (“the album Four Tetmight have made after Rounds’), The Guardian, Mojo, Uncut (“both warmly familiar andcompletely, fearlessly new”), NME, Clash, Drowned In Sound (“with luminous vibes andelectronics that chime, strum, sparkle, dance and glow, the trio evoke worlds within our own”), The Financial Times, God Is In The TV, Gig Soup (“one has to wonder if the band haven’t onlycreated a masterpiece but also a genre that is their own”), The 405, London In Stereo, TheSkinny, and many more.
In 2017, the trio co-wrote “They Gave Me A Lamp” with PublicService Broadcasting, and appeared on PSB’s top five album, “Every Valley”.
Haiku Salut’s third album ‘There Is No Elsewhere’ was released on 7th September 2018 onPRAH Recordings to further critical acclaim. The album was awarded four stars or above byMojo, Drowned In Sound (“formidable and fragile, beautiful and fascinating”), Clash, God Is InThe TV (“a magical and fully realised piece of music”), Exclaim (“exactly what electro-pop canand should sound like in 2018”), Narc (“their warmest, most complex and most quietly thrillingalbum yet”) and many more, and was generally seen as an artistic step up for the trio.
“The record their other albums only hinted at. Here the ambition goes large”, said Electronic sound.
Drapers’ Hall, Bayley Lane, CV15RN
Access for all
- Level access for wheelchairs
- Disabled toilets available
- Induction loop