Having whipped up musical storms with their live shows in their home of Australia, around the globe and back again, Haiku Hands have finally announced plans to release a debut album. It’s called Haiku Hands and is coming out on September 10 through Mad Decent.
Following the excellent “Manbitch” from April, they’ve teamed up with Sofi Tukker for the next glimpse of the album, “Fashion Model Art”. Haiku Hands say: “The chorus of ‘Fashion Model Art’ was created on the train coming home from the Sydney Biennale. It was the moment we swapped from being our composed observant art critiques to our boisterous playful selves. We ended up having half the carriage chanting fashion fashion, model model, art art art art on the train.“
The origin of “Fashion Model Art” makes so much sense, you can perfectly imagine a group of people on a stuffy train getting over excited about a silly gang sing-along – like a group of school kids on a school trip expending their pent-up energy. In the final version of “Fashion Model Art” that initial moment of infectious fun is preserved and amplified through percolating synths and a driving pulse. Throw in some more commanding vocals and smirking asides, and Haiku Hands have cooked up yet another irrepressible dance pop banger.
You can listen to “Fashion Model Art” via the embed below or on streaming services.