“These songs are filled with spirited vocal chants and rousing percussive synths, with a bold pitch-shifted vocal surfacing every now and again—they’re perfect for the club or a bustling street corner. Utilizing both absurd humor and a genuine embrace of fearless independence, it’s the perfect pump-up LP. “
– PASTE MAGAZINE
“The Australian trio…bring a truly eclectic melting pot of styles to the table, all ending up in a brilliantly fun, intoxicating end product…they proceed to give the trio the best reaction that Horatio’s sees all weekend.”
“Armed with a genre-shifting, kaleidoscopic sound, and delivering a stage show that is truly unlike any other, Haiku Hands have spent the last few years turning nonbelievers into dedicated fans at every turn.”
– ROLLING STONE
Fuck this shit, Haiku Hands is going on tour. Following the release of their debut self-titled album last September via Spinning Top Records (AU/NZ) and Mad Decent, the dance-pop renegades are finally set to get rowdy and rough in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this April and May. To mark the announcement, watch Haiku Hands get wild on the live performance video for Super Villain.
Produced by Machinedrum, Super Villain is an epic air punching, fist pumping banger that embodies rage, power and determination. “The track is one of the most freeing songs to perform live, we feel powerful and connected when we play it live and tap into the wildest parts of ourselves,” says Haiku Hands of the track.
The riotous visual accompaniment for Super Villain rigorously captures Haiku Hands’ merciless and high energy dance-floor grooves. “The video was captured at a hometown warehouse party we organised independently. It was a huge feat achieved with the help of our favourite Marrickville party people and friends who arrived armed with lights, PA’s, esky’s and big energy,” they say of the video. “The footage was shot and edited by our friend Lowanna who made the live video for our very first headline show. It’s an awesome representation of our live show and the community we love and thrive in.”
Most recently, Haiku Hands brought their singular, unruly, and outright fun to Sydney Festival and Sydney Dance Company and will soon also take the stage at Yours and Owls in April and Wide Open Spaces in May.
Rebellious, experimental and wildly unconventional, Haiku Hands was primarily recorded in Melbourne with Joel Ma (Joelistics) and features emblematic collaborations with SOFI TUKKER, Mad Zach, Machine Drum, Mirac, Elgusto of Hermitude and Lewis Cancut. Featuring lead singles Not About You, Manbitch, Onset and Fashion Model Art (feat. SOFI TUKKER) the 12-track LP probes themes including technology, relationships, the absurd and social commentary. “The record explores an attitude of empowerment, humour and positivity whilst also delving into darker themes and expressions. We aimed to be original in our creative choices, we were influenced by multiple genres and artists but were aiming to create something that sounded new and different,” muses Haiku Hands of the album.
Tickets on sale now
SUPER VILLAIN TOUR
Saturday 24 April | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Friday 7 May | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 8 May | Howler, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 18 April | Yours and Owls, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 1 May | Wide Open Spaces, Alice Springs NT
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