Live Reviews

“Haiku Salut are a singular musical force” – Phil Alexander, 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 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 (✮✮✮✮)