Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
Record label: Caroline
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
Because we all need a bit of a cathartic dance break while the world seemingly crumbles around us, Australia's Haiku Hands have arrived with a long-awaited debut album that delivers just that. From thumping opener 'Not About You' to the tongue-in-cheek Sofi Tukker-featuring 'Fashion Model Art', via club-ready 'Super Villain' with its instant chant-along "fuck this shit!" lyric, their debut shows Haiku Hands doing what they do best - making huge dance bangers made for partying along to. However, the three-piece also have some surprises up their sleeves, adding in moments of calm amongst the party.
Gender identity is an important focus for Australian electro-pop outfit Haiku Hands, challenging the norms of the female image within popular music. The band's self-titled debut album has been a few years in the making; some of the tracks were released more than two years ago. This completed work, put out through Diplo‘s Mad Decent operation, presents itself as a collage of well-crafted segments made of pop music and pop art that coveys a radical message.