Track: It’s obvious that Haiku Hands are too ‘Cool For You’ in an eviscerating piece of thumping pop, released ahead of new album and US/Australian tour.

Feature Photograph: Stephanie Simcox

Thrilling alt dance trio Haiku Hands have just released the eviscerating pumping adrenaline rush of ‘Cool For You’. You need to fasten your seat belts for this one – a heart-rending electronic pulse blasts its way through the ears, with the bands attitude-laden delivery utterly cathartic and visceral.

Bea Lewis from the band says:

This song is about feeling yourself, being at a party and enjoying being yourself. Being with your crew and feeling everybody, it’s the antithesis of capitalism — that you need to be something else, that you need another product to feel good, that you need anything. It’s a statement that you’re already good. In fact you’re already awesome and mad and lit and you should be singing it from the rooftop and celebrating yourself and backing yourself and feeling yourself. It still gives me goosebumps when I listen to it even though I’ve heard it a million times. It’s liftoff baby!!!!

Lift off indeed. It swaggers and prowls with a shouty refrain and a hedonistic thrill. It’s accompanied by a dynamic hyperactive video directed by Jasmin Tarasin showcasing their high voltage performances and indelible personalities.

‘Cool for You’ is out today and available to download and stream here and comes off their new album ‘Pleasure Beast’ out December 1 via Spinning Top Music which can be pre-saved here.

Next month, Haiku Hands go to the US for a series of dates opening for the iconic Big Freedia. They’ve also announced Australian headline dates in Jan/Feb 2024, including shows at The Zoo in Brisbane on February 15, a secret Inner West warehouse party on February 16, and Max Watts in Melbourne on February 22. Beforehand they will be bringing their adrenaline-fuelled show to Lost Paradise in Glenworth Valley from December 28th – January 1st, where the trio will take to the stage alongside headliners Flume, Dom Dolla & Foals.

Haiku Hands are: Claire Nakazawa, Beatrice Lewis, and Mie Nakazawa

Full details below and tickets here.

Friday, December 29 – Woodford Folk Festival, Moreton Bay Region, QLD
Sunday, December 31 – Lost Paradise Festival, Glenworth Valley, NSW
Thursday, February 15 – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, February 16 – Warehouse Show, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, February 22 – Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available here.

Wednesday, January 24 – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
Thursday, January 25 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Friday, January 26 – Beta Room (Rock City Basement), Nottingham, UK
Saturday, January 27 – Canvas, Manchester, UK
Thursday, February 1 – Patterns, Brighton, UK
Friday, February 2 – Oslo Hackney, London, UK
Saturday, February 3 – Thekla, Bristol, UK

w/ Big Freedia
Wednesday, November 29 – The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
Thursday, November 30 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN
Saturday, December 2 – Masquerade (Heaven), Atlanta, GC
Sunday, December 3 – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, Nashville, TN
Tuesday, December 5 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Wednesday, December 6 – Brooklyn Bowl Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, December 8 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, December 9 – White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ
Monday, December 11- Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA

Feature Photograph: Stephanie Simcox

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