Based in Melbourne, the four-piece fuses neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats along with flavours of Latin, jazz and opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen. This is what they say ’bout themselves, and I’d say they do it fucking well !!
The band formed in mid-2011 and immediately reached excellent results and prestigious awards including Best Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Gille’s Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, while their debut release, Tawk Tomahawk, peaked in the Top 10 played Albums on KCRW in June and July, 2012.
This is one of my favourite tracks, Rainbow Rhodes
Led by 23 years old mystical songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, who has created intricate compositions, the band is completed by three great musicians and producers: Keyboardist Simon Mavin, an established player in the jazz, soul and Latin scenes; Paul Bender on bass, laptop and guitar is a graduate of University of Miami’s prestigious jazz program; Drummer Perrin Moss is a powerhouse of beats, producer, percussionist and DJ in his own
Released in April, 2012, Tawk Tomahawk is the Hiatus Kaiyote’s debut.
It’s a 10 track EP, almost all of which was recorded and mixed in the band’s
home in Melbourne, reveals the deep musical knowledge and attention to detail in the complex arrangements. The band has already sold copies
of their EP in the thousands with no marketing budge, topping Bandcamp R&B sales. They are a perfect example of what music historians would call disruption moment. They are fresh, extremely good and certainly representative of a new movement.
This is probably the track which best shows Hiatus Kaiyote abilities, Lace Skull
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