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Posts Tagged ‘Folktronica’

An interview with Haiku Salut and review of debut album Tricolore

Multi-instrumentalists Gemma, Louise and Sophie met at university before forming Haiku Salut, making music out of the Derbyshire Dales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Haiku Salut by Christine Charnock.

They may have an exotic band name, but Haiku Salut are in fact a multi-instrumentalist trio of girls based in the Derbyshire Dales. Gemma, Louise and Sophie met at university in the mid noughties, but only started creating music in their current form during 2010: a first show was infamously booked before they'd written a tune, and an intense period followed during which they wrote the songs which appear on their debut EP. Haiku Salut combine influences from a bewildering variety of sources on their inventive new album Tricolore which features electronic bleeps and squelches galore with melodies played out on accordion, synth or guitar. It's a sound that follows in the footsteps of mournful modern folk such as Beirut and the jaunty Folktronica of read more

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An interview with Pascal Pinon and review of new album Twosomeness

Meet 18 year old Icelandic twins Ásthildur and Jófriður: their new album Twosomeness is a gorgeous collection of ethereal harmonies.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pascal Pinon by Bex Bourne. Following hot on the heels of Scandinavian sibling act First Aid Kit, comes the new album from Pascal Pinon, 18 year old Icelandic twins Ásthildur […]

Interview: The Books

Musical alchemists The Books return with their new album The Way Out, and give us a snapshot of their creative process (spoiler: it includes hiking)

Written by Cari Steel

Emma and I had been told to arrive at the ridiculously grand 33 Fitzroy Square for a “Townhouse Party” at 7pm punctually; but we’re both crap at being on time […]