“Things that Thursday night's gig won't feature: a drum kit, a bass guitar. Things that it will: an eight piece orchestra, an accordion, a mandolin, a banjo, a piano, a trumpet, a glockenspiel, acoustic guitars, loopery, laptopery, and more. I'm hoping this will be the least rock'n'roll show that's ever taken place at the Buffalo Bar.”
— Ian Watson, How Does it Feel To Be Loved
Tonight, the Buffalo Bar, London, hosts the album launch of Derbyshire trio Haiku Salut. The record's been called ‘as delicious little thing’ and a ‘fresh, summery whole’ by The Guardian's Michael Hann and it features the instrumental chops of A Little Orchestra backing up the glockenspiels, accordeons and melodicas of Louise Croft, Gemma Barkerwood, and Sophie Barkerwood. A Little Orchestra will also be supporting tonight, alongside Kate Goes, The Understudies and HDIF DJs (with Elizabeth from Allo Darlin'). You can still buy tickets here for £5 or there may still be a few left on the door for £6. Haiku Salut will also feature on A Little Orchestra's forthcoming album, due out on Vollwert Records of Berlin this summer. Doors open at 7.30. Don't be late!