Haiku Salut
Gig Seeker Pro

Haiku Salut


Band Classical New Age


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Tracklist Special: Indietracks Compilation 2011"

"Haiku Salut are three females from the Peak District and thereabouts, all once of the Deirdres, whose DIY instrumentals with organ, percussion, loops and here accordion are Left Bank baroque meets retro-futurist." - Sweeping The Nation

"Indietracks 2011: The DiS Review"

"Possibly the most diverse act on the entire bill has to be Haiku Salut, a three-piece borne out of shambolic indiepoppers The Deirdres. Forging experimental waves of instrumental folk cut with looped post-rock stylings and members of A Little Orchestra wandering on and off stage whilst joining in at random intervals, they're a curious oddity and undoubtedly the least predictable band DiS has witnessed in many a month." - Drowned in Sound

"Gigs: HDIF presents This Many Boyfriends, Tigercats, Haiku Salut, Tiny Birds"

"Haiku Salut are a band that’s been making waves among my friends since their recent appearance at Indietracks (where I missed them). I was expecting ‘another twee band’, but I was wrong. Oh man, I was so wrong I can’t express. They’re an experimental orchestra made of loop pedals, accordions, melodicas, and god knows what else. It feels like watching Mary Poppins pull another instrument out of a never-ending bag. The three girls in the band remain mostly mute during the show, aside from the occasional mumbled thanks – it seems more out of humility than shyness, preferring to let the music speak. Their website is also rather amusing, I can’t stop sniggering at “Haik-uality Pictures”.

A Little Orchestra accompanied them for the last three songs. I worried that it would be tacked on, but it works wonderfully. Haiku Salut already tinker with a variety of unusual instruments, so adding traditional instruments perfectly complemented the music. " - Bury The Hammer


How We Got Along After the Yarn Bomb EP (August 2011)
Released by Team Strike Force!



Haiku Salut are a Derbyshire-based instrumental trio that use accordions, ukeleles, glockenspiels, pianos, loopery and laptopery to create a soundscape that has been likened to early múm, Detektivbyrån and the soundtrack to cult film Amélie.

Described by Sweeping the Nation blog as "Left Bank baroque meets retro-futurist" they have been leaving an imprint around the country for fusing popular contemporary new-wave genres with classical chamber pop.

“How We Got Along After The Yarn Bomb” is the band’s debut EP and was released on indie label Team Strike Force! in August this year. The girls celebrated it’s release with a vortex of concerts around the country including sets accompanied by 12 piece A Little Orchestra - an orchestra led by Monster Bobby, founder of The Pipettes.

They also made an appearance at Indietracks Festival along with anti-folk hero Jeffery Lewis where a Drowned in Sound review made claim that they were "undoubtedly the least predictable band DiS has witnessed in many a month".

Shortly afterwards they flew to foreign shores for Stockholm’s Cosy Den Festival 2011 to play a show alongside John Peel championed Bearsuit.