Haiku Hands, individually bossy and collectively strong. This interstate collective produces dynamic, new music.
The elusive crew of artists hailing from Sydney and Melbourne have established their presence with the tongue in cheek, rave-inspired Not About You which was “undeniably one of the best Australian debuts of the year” (Purple Sneakers).
With an unquenchable thirst for good times and indulgence in all things art and pop, Haiku Hands pull together numerous talents to create an original and off-the-wall product; an unlikely but brilliant fusion of dance party and performance art. Ringleaders Beatrice Lewis, Claire Nakazawa and Mie Nakazawa curate Haiku Hands collaborating with some of Australia’s finest singers, writers, and producers to perform genre-bending unconventional pop, dance, electronic magic.
Live, they’re outrageous, bold and ruled by fun choreography. They routinely deliver the type of performance experience that turns a dingy club into a heaving sweaty mess. With synchronised dance moves and high energy production, Haiku Hands present an eclectic set and energising live experience. Vocalist Mataya Young (Hermitude/Thundamentals) often joins them on stage, bringing her flavour to the show. Their infectious performance commands the room, confirming an act well and truly on the rise.
They performed over 40 shows last year including festivals such as BIGSOUND, Falls Festival, The Plot, Laneway, Alison Wonderland Scarehouse Tour, Red Bull Sound select amongst many others and shows booked for this year include A Festival called Panama, and Pitch.
Other career highlights include Not About You being featured on world renowned choreographer Brian Friedman’s school of dance ‘Imma Space’ which has been globally embraced, leading to an ongoing series of socially shared dancing videos performed to Not About You. As well as selling out their first headline show at the Lansdowne, Sydney.