How Does It Feel To Be Loved?


Haiku Salut


The trio of Gemma, Louise and Sophie first met at university in 2006. They played together in a few local bands but decided to attempt something slightly more ambitious when Louise was given an accordion for Christmas in 2010. They pinpointed Yann Tiersen and Benoit Charest as influences, as well as cult Swedish folktronica trio Detektivbyran, and then booked a show before they’d written any songs. In an intense four week period, they wrote their first six songs, three of which ended up on their debut EP, “How We Got Along After the Yarn Bomb”, which came out in 2011. The highlight of the EP, “Vowels As Clear As Church Bells”, subsequently featured on the soundtrack for the short film “Three Creatures”.

Since then, the trio have recorded sessions for Resonance FM and Dandelion Radio, been played by Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe on BBC 6Music, performed at the Y Not festival in Derbyshire and Indietracks, and toured the UK, piling their accordion, piano, trumpet, guitar, drums, sampler, loop pedal and god knows what else into one car, along with themselves.

Haiku Salut never speak onstage, and spend their performances switching from instrument to instrument, meticulously creating the intricate melodies that go to make up their songs. But the silence of these “three mute girls”, as they also call themselves, is deceptive. “We’re all big Murakami fans and consequently mildly confusing subject matter is plentiful during practice. We like the idea that we’ve created a piece based on a nonsensical and often-obscene plot but it remains intangible to the listener.” Which ties in neatly with the name of their debut album. “The idea of ‘Tricolore’ is based on the primary colours. Three colours that create everything in the spectrum but when spun on a colour wheel become nothing at all.”


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