“Haiku Hands’ self-titled debut is an unapologetic blast of gleeful rebellion”
– NME | 4 STARS
“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
In 2020, dance-pop collective Haiku Hands (Beatrice Lewis, Claire Nakazawa and Mie Nakazawa) released their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album. Today, the trio share an IPON remix for their aggressively danceable track, Eat This Bass noting – “I remember listening to the ‘Eat This Bass’ remix for the first time in a festival transport van on our way to Groovin the Moo in Perth. I didn’t know what to expect, Mad Decent had linked us with IPON. As the intro came in we were looking at each other, like ‘what is this…?’ It was cranked up loud and as the beat dropped we started nodding our heads and making bass faces, which is what you want from a remix of Eat This Bass. It gets real epic and emo, I find it hilarious and awesome. Hope you do too!”
Listen to the remix HERE
“The first time I heard the song Eat This Bass, I immediately felt the “punk” potential of the song,” says IPON. “The words ‘I don’t give a fuck,’ inspired me to create a schizophrenic song. I wanted to make the listener go through several emotions while listening to it like joy, anger and liberation. I added my sound design to bring the song into my universe.”
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 and Onset, 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. Listen to Haiku Hands HERE.
Based across Melbourne and Sydney, the core of Haiku Hands is Beatrice Lewis, Claire Nakazawa and Mie Nakazawa. Together, they curate, perform and work as a collective of artists, engaging and exploring social norms with their lyrical and visual content. Their influences range from hip-hop to pop, electronic to dance, and everything beyond.
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