Live Reviews

“Haiku Salut are a singular musical force” – MOJO

Haiku Salut are a unique proposition, sweeping between all-manner of genres but never losing the soft focus of the inspired instrumentals that provide their brilliant back-bone. Rising from minimal, glitchy pop songs into moments of distinct and awe-inspiring grandiosity, the band match the intensity of their recorded sound with a mightily fetching, and suitably dramatic live show." - Green Man Festival

"Haiku Salut work as an unspeaking, instrument-swapping unit. A trumpet, an accordion and a ukulele are impassively passed around, as if Kraftwerk had been an English demi-folk band. But there’s also plenty of what they call “laptoppery”, yielding a set that visits the margins of dubstep and rural folk." The Guardian (✮✮✮✮)

Reviews of ‘The General’

”This is aural storytelling of the finest order. Where Keaton was a master of conveying meaning without words just expression, here Haiku Salut have mastered this art with sound.” The Line of Best Fit (✮✮✮✮)

”For a band consistently creating experimental yet deeply melodic music Haiku Salut’s score for The General is yet another success. Not only do they find new ways to immerse the audience into this cinema classic, but in doing so have shown themselves to be among the most artful composers of the moment” Loud And Quiet (9/10)

"What makes this such a wonderful album is the sheer scope of the sound with the production making the whole album massive in scale whilst allowing the smallest of details to make their presence known" Louder Than War

”This isn’t just a great soundtrack, it’s an incredible ambient album to get lost in time and time again.” God is in the TV (✮✮✮✮)

Reviews of ‘There Is No Elsewhere’

”There Is No Elsewhere is a fully-realised and magical bit of musicGod is in the TV (9/10)

”The beauty of instrumental music is that, when executed properly, it has the ability to form the deepest narratives – and paint the most detailed pictures - without words ever being a requisite. Haiku Salut use instruments as a tool to tell stories, and the band’s emotional gravitas is symptomatic of how this type of music can triumph against all the odds.” Clash (✮✮✮✮)

”Haiku Salut have created an album both alluring in composition and intricate in arrangement. Thematically and in delivery There Is No Elsewhere is an album from a band revelling in their identity and in being true to themselves through a sound already highly recognisable as only theirs and at once formidable and fragile, beautiful and fascinating.” Drowned in Sound (✮✮✮✮)

“There Is No Elsewhere is an absolute delight, elegant and experimental but wrapped in a warm, unfailing melodic sense and easily their best yet.” Echoes and Dust

Reviews of ‘Etch and Etch Deep’

"The album Four Tet might have made after Rounds." The Observer (✮✮✮✮)

"Exploring electronica, with deep synth tones, crunching glitch and flickers of drum'n'bass." NME (✮✮✮✮)

"Both warmly familiar and completely, fearlessly new." Uncut (✮✮✮✮)

"An album that seduces as readily as it challenges." MOJO (✮✮✮✮)

"Digital burbles and numerous effects combining with their core, folksier instruments to produce fascinating soundscapes that reveal something different each time around." Clash (✮✮✮✮)

"Haiku Salut convey so much. With luminous vibes and electronics that chime, strum, sparkle, dance and glow, the trio evoke worlds within our own, places we don’t usually hear." Drowned in Sound (✮✮✮✮)

"Distinctly old-fashioned sounds rubbing shoulders with electronics to create something that sounds not so much timeless as separated from modernity." The Guardian (✮✮✮✮)

Reviews of ‘Tricolore’

"Spellbinding folktronica from the edge of the Peak District. If Sigur Ros shared a cottage in Dovedale, they might just sound as magical as this." – Uncut (✮✮✮✮)

“Haiku Salut’s elegant weaving of minimalist electro tones around warm, somewhat folk-like arrangements – continental of feel, but very British of build – possesses that impossible-to-define X factor. It impresses immediately, and repeated plays simply reinforce that initial admiration. The sense of something special manifests with ease.” – Clash (✮✮✮✮)

"Melodicas and cheap electronics nestle alongside acoustic guitars and horns, odd pairings of style abound but they work, creating a fresh, summery whole" - The Guardian (✮✮✮✮)