New album from Haiku Salut

Picture by Elly Lucas

Haiku Salut, the acclaimed instrumental trio from the Derbyshire Dales, released their third album There Is No Elsewhere on Sept 7. 

Haiku Salut are three incredibly creative and talented multi-instrumentalists – Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise Croft. 

Their music features electronic elements, which they refer to as loopery and laptopery. 

There Is No Elsewhere, is Haiku Salut’s first album for neo-classical and electronica label PRAH Recordings and sees the trio continue their distinctive re-imagining of dreampop and rural electronica. 

It also sees the band finally find their place, both musically and politically. 

It is the record they’ve been working towards from the moment they formed. 

“It is an album about occupying your space, being proud of what you believe in and who you are,” said Sophie. 

“It’s about making small life changes, making better decisions, writing better songs, having better conversations, knowing that these can lay foundations for change. 

“It’s about finding who you are and not being dictated to about what you should be. It’s about celebrating others. It’s about making changes for a better future.”

The cover of the album features original artwork by Wirksworth artist Geoff Diego Litherland. 

“The artwork very much helped shape the album’s expression,” says Sophie. 

“The portal, the warning and symbolic meaning behind the octagon all gave a further significance to the music. The octagon has a symbolic meaning of infinity and transition, which reinforces the significance of the endless ‘now’ and the responsibility we have for the ‘here’.”

The band are embarking on a tour during September and October which sees them travelling the length and breadth of Britain from Glasgow to Brighton and Morecambe to Norwich. Readers will be delighted to know that included is a gig at Wirksworth Town Hall on September 28.

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To see a video which accompanies the track The More and Moreness click here.