New Video: Up-and-Coming Aussie Electro Pop Act Haiku Hands Release a Cinematically Shot Visual for “Dare You Not To Dance”

Featuring a core trio comprised of Claire Nakazawa, Beatrice Lewis and Mie Nakazawa, the Australian indie electro pop act Haiku Hands is split between Melbourne and Sydney, and together the members of the act, who are influenced by hip-hop, pop, electro pop dance music and others, curate, perform and work as part of a larger collective that engages with and explores social norms with their lyrical, musical and visual content. Last year was a big year for the Aussie electro pop act as their previously released, high-energy bangers “Squat,” “Jupiter,” and “Not About You” amassed over 3.5 million streams — and as a result, each single landed spots on iTunes charts across the globe; in fact, “Jupiter” was included on Matt Wilkinson‘s Best Songs of 2018 So Far list, and received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Radio X.

Earlier this year, the Aussie electro pop act went on a month-long North American tour with CHAI that featured stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and the Market Hotel, as well as an opening date for Cupcake in Chicago, along with appearances at a handful of SXSW showcases, which have helped expand their profile internationally. But in the meantime, the act’s latest single is the brash and infectious “Dare You Not To Dance,” which will further cement their reputation for crafting club bangers that mesh elements of riot grrl punk, hip-hop, house music, drum ‘n’ bass, EDM and trap music with enormous, shout along worthy hooks in a way that brings M.I.A. and Gwen Stefani to mind.

Directed by Nathan Lewis, the recently released, incredibly cinematic video follows a collection of different young people, enthusiastically dancing in public — and in some cases while they’re supposed to be working or some other moment; and unlike the occasional passerby, these dancers are completely unguarded and free.

The members of Haiku Hands will be bringing their enthusiastic, dance party sound on a lengthy European tour. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
JUL 11 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
JUL 12 – Terre de Son Festival – Indre-et-Loire, France
JUL 13 – Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia
JUL 21 – Welcome to the Village – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
JUL 27 – The Crofters Rights – Bristol, UK
JUL 31 – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
AUG 02 – 100 Club – London, UK
AUG 03 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
AUG 07 – The Grand Social – Dublin, Ireland
AUG 08 – Boomtown Fair – Winchester, UK
AUG 09 – Hope And Ruin – Brighton, UK
AUG 10 – Haldern Pop Festival – Rees-Haldern, Germany
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