Haiku Hands take a casual stroll through the collective mind-space with ‘Pleasure Beast.’
Hailing from Sydney and Melbourne, Haiku Hands are carving their niche with a fusion of alternative dance electronica.
The trio, composed of Claire Nakazawa, Mie Nakazawa, and Beatrice Lewis, have just returned from a series of high-energy shows in the US, including a standout gig at NY’s Governor’s Ball.
In a recent chat with Mie and Claire Nakazawa, they shed light on their latest track, ‘Feel So Good,’ and gave us a sneak peek into their upcoming album, ‘Pleasure Beast,’ slated for release on December 1st.
As for the album’s title, there were contenders like ‘Life is a Beast’ and ‘Life is a Joy.’ After some contemplation, they settled on ‘Pleasure Beast,’ a name that encapsulates the idea of cherishing life’s smaller moments that often shape the bigger picture.
‘Pleasure Beast’ is an invitation to appreciate life’s finer details, a celebration of those little things that collectively form our experiences. The album features an array of tracks, from lively party anthems to breezy holiday tunes, along with reminders to savour each moment.
The title track itself is a dynamic blend of indie elements and a driving breakbeat that’ll surely get you moving. Collaborating with producers Dan Farber (known for his work with Lizzo, Tkay Maidza, and G-Flip) and Josh Fountain (renowned for his collaborations with BENEE and Ladyhawke), Haiku Hands are on track for an incredible journey.
With upcoming gigs at the Marrickville Music Festival and Subsonic Festival in NSW, and a New Year’s performance at the Lost Village Festival, there’s plenty in store for fans. Stay tuned for album launch tour dates and make sure to mark your calendar for the drop of ‘Pleasure Beast’ on December 1st.