Second Album Etch and Etch Deep Is Out Now Via How Does It Feel To Be Loved.
To build on the success of their acclaimed second album Etch and Etch Deep, self described baroque-pop-folktronic-neo-classical-something-or-other trio Haiku Salut have shared a subversive video for their track ‘Hearts Not Parts’. The video, George Miller’s recent blockbuster Mad Max:Fury Road, deconstructs the cinematic stereotype that women are unable to protect themselves. Watch it above.
“The idea behind the video was to create a Hyper Real Feminist Horror Movie that is concerned with the media’s destructive stereotypes and the audience’s assumptions and judgements,” says the band. “The media does a brilliant job of commonly portraying women in roles where they need saving or worse are the victims. It’s also fantastic at under representing reality and over representing whatever is deemed popular at the time, in whatever light causes the most excitement and at the expense of accuracy and decency. These are the images that are shaping our society and we wanted to hit those images round the head with a spade.”
Next month the group hit the road for one of their unique “Lamp Show Tours”, which will include a rare show at the Westminster Reference Library in London. For these shows a stageful of vintage lamps are programmed to flash, fade and flicker in time to the music. See the tour dates below.
Here another track from their new album below:
Haiku Salut September Lamp Show Tour:
Monday 7th September – The Grand Ballroom, Sloans, Glasgow – w/ Chrissy Barnacle & Citizen Bravo
Tuesday 8th September – Hallé St Peter’s Church – Manchester
Wednesday 9th September – The Guildhall Theatre – Derby – w/ Jilk
Friday 11th September – Westminster Reference Library – London – w/ Emma Kupa & Grawl!x
Saturday 12th September – West Hill Hall – Brighton – w/ Emma Kupa
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