To celebrate their latest single, the Aussie dance-pop trio walk us through their Internet obsessions of the minute
Eclectic and genre-melding, you’re as likely to see Haiku Hands playing a gallery opening as you are to see them on stage at an underground rave. But, with the irreverent lyrics of recent single “Fashion Model Art” poking fun at the art world, they’re clearly not too precious about maintaining a high culture reputation.
This ambivalence towards creative conventions is standard for musicians who, like Haiku Hands, who grew up online. Similarly, their tendency to mix styles as disparate as hiphop, indie and feminist punk speaks to a non-hierarchical, digital-immersed ethos. To celebrate the influence that the Internet has had on their sound, the Aussie trio caught up with HUNGER for a high-speed DM convo about their fave meme of the moment, picking a Hotmail username and the app they can’t stop using.
@hungermagazine: What’s your earliest Internet memory?
@haikuhands: Choosing my own Hotmail account name.
@hungermagazine: What are your five most-used emojis? Why?
@haikuhands: 🙌 – I use this a lot because I work and live with a lot of people who are consistently doing good shit and I want them to know that!
@haikuhands: 🤷🏻♀️ – Sometimes I just do not what is going on and she seems to sum it up best.
@haikuhands: 🐳 – He’s such a great guy. He sums up a good life feeling I have often.
@haikuhands: 😬 – He literally sums up 2020 for me
@haikuhands: 👍 – It’s a solid yes.
@hungermagazine: You’ve switched to private mode on Spotify: what are you listening to?
@haikuhands: Self Help Podcasts
@hungermagazine: Do you use dating apps? Which ones?
@haikuhands: Never used a dating app!
@hungermagazine: Have you ever been blocked?
@haikuhands: Not that I know of!
@hungermagazine: Last person you stalked on IG?
@hungermagazine: What’s your most-used app? Why?
@haikuhands: Currently it’s this app called Indian Carnatic Music, it has all these Indian vocal scales that you can do daily.
@hungermagazine: What’s the longest amount of time you can go without being on your phone?
@haikuhands: I try and put it away for a few hours at a time every day but I would say an hour or two is the most I manage at the moment (Gross, I know).
@hungermagazine: Favourite meme?
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Haiku Hands’ latest single “Fashion Model Art” is out now and their debut, self-titled album is released on 10 September.
31 July 2020