Watch the video for Haiku Salut’s fantastic new single ‘Loves’, exclusively at Electronic Sound.
The track is from their upcoming double A-side single ‘Loves’/’Going Back’, which is the group’s first offering from their next record ‘The General’.
The album, commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI’s Comedy Genius season, is Haiku Salut’s own rescoring of the 1926 Buster Keaton film of the same name. Written over a two month period at the band’s Peak District studio, the 23 tracks on ‘The General’ aim to give the silent film an electronic edge.
Shot by photographer Rod Kirkpatrick, the video for ‘Loves’ was filmed at Wirksworth Railway Station in the Derbyshire Dales.
“Our friend James Machin from Grawl!x plays Buster Keaton who prepares our instruments on the tracks for us to perform,” says the band’s Sophie Barkerwood. “We had three minutes to film the scene at the end where James puts the instruments in place on the crossing. There was a train due to arrive at the platform at any moment and when we heard the hoot of the steam train we had to grab the instruments from the tracks en masse. It was shot in one take, we really harnessed the sense of danger. I hope Buster would have been proud.”
Watch the video for ‘Loves’ below:
‘The General’ will be released in August.