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Haiku Salut Lamp Show

Fri 22 Oct, doors 7.30pm

Haiku Salut are an instrumental dream pop and electronica trio from the Derbyshire Dales. The group consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums, and melodica. Their music also features electronic elements, which they refer to as “loopery and laptopery”.

They come to Reading with their acclaimed Lamp Show, in which they are accompanied by a stageful of vintage lamps, of varying shapes, sizes and personalities, which are wired into a disco box and dance, flicker and surge in time to the performance.

Praise for their music:

“the album Four Tet might have made after Rounds" The Observer

“both warmly familiar and completely, fearlessly new” Uncut

“with luminous vibes and electronics that chime, strum, sparkle, dance and glow" Drowned In Sound

Praise for the Lamp Show:

"A collection of vintage lamps of varying sizes is scattered around... and flick on and off in time to the music. How it’s done leaves most of the audience scratching their heads and trying to work it all out." Music OMH

"A bulb burst into life, followed by another, then another across the room. As parts are introduced the lamps become a flutter of activity, illuminating fretboards, cymbals and touchpads." London in Stereo