Haiku Salut are an instrumental trio from the Derbyshire Dales in England, whose music fuses elements of neoclassical, post rock, folk and electronica. Multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums and melodica, and also electronic loops and effects, between them. The musicians never speak on stage, referring to themselves as "three mute girls".
The group was formed in 2010, and their debut four track EP, How We Got Along After the Yarn Bomb, was released in 2011. 2013 saw the release of their debut album, 'Tricolore', which was favourably reviewed, highly rated, and even played on BBC Radio 6 Music by Jarvis Cocker, Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe.
In the summer of that year, Haiku Salut won the Green Man Rising contest, and opened the Mountain Stage, the main stage of the festival, that year. In November, the trio toured the UK supporting Lau.
Haiku Salut's second album, 'Etch and Etch Deep', was released in 2015 to yet more positive reviews. Their most recent project was appearing on Public Service Broadcasting's 2017 album 'Every Valley'.
Haiku Salut also perform mesmerising live shows. In 2013, the trio debuted The Lamp Shows, which involves intimate gigs at unusual venues, accompanied by twenty beautiful vintage lamps bough from charity and vintage shops, which flicker and dance in time to the music.
After the success of last year's Christmas shows, the band bring their exquisite Lamp Show on tour in autumn 2018. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
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