Haiku Hands Share “Nunchucka” Ahead Of US Tour Dates + Governer’s Ball Performance

Photo by Bronte Godden
May 8 2023

“Nunchucka” is out now, listen here.

Today, Australian alt-dance trio Haiku Hands (Claire Nakazawa, Beatrice Lewis, and Mie Nakazawa) return with the confidence-boosting party heater “Nunchucka,” available now via Spinning Top Records (an offshoot of the management company behind Tame Impala), ahead of a string of US tour dates starting in June. Listen/watch “Nunchucka” HERE.

Urging you to channel your inner carpe diem, “Nunchucka” is an electronic-punk dance floor cut featuring a choir of sung-spoken verses atop crunching synths, driving percussion and sharp word play. Written in Bali alongside a collection of fresh tracks, kaleidoscopic sound and rowdy energy sums up the adrenaline-fueled, “Nunchucka.”

“Nunchucka” is visually brought to life in a noir-tinged, warehouse setting. Directed by Triana Hernandez (Amyl and the Sniffers, RYE), the clip sees Haiku Hands and a selection of illusive characters matching the rebellious spirit of the song. 

The band say “Nunchucka” is “A super charged high energy self affirmation anthem for anyone who wants to wipe off the patriarchal stain of self-loathing. A song to listen to before you go out, when you’re out, and when you get home. Enjoy your life.”

Haiku Hand’s critically acclaimed self-titled 2020 debut record won fans across the globe at NME, Rolling Stone, DIY, Paste, and more, and was hailed as an “unapologetic blast of gleeful rebellion.” Their previous singles, from 2017 debut “Not About You” and 2019’s “Dare You Not To Dance” captured fans worldwide for their no-holds barred attitude and infectious melodies.

Haiku Hands will make their much-anticipated return to North America in June to perform at New York’s Governor’s Ball alongside Pride and festival appearances throughout the US. They’ve toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, and the UK., with their synchronized dance moves and high-energy production winning festival crowds over at Vivid Sydney, Splendour in the Grass, Pitch Festival, Laneway Festival, and most recently, Sydney World Pride. See below for the next energizing live experience from Haiku Hands near you, and turn your own space into a sweaty club with today’s newest single, “Nunchucka.”