Hiatus Kaiyote

  • June 25, 2024
  • 8:00 pm
  • History
  • 19+
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  • $49.50 and up + fees





Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, three-time-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote has returned in 2021 with their first new album in over five years, Mood Valiant, on Brainfeeder Records/Ninja Tune, and following the Covid pandemic, they have recently completed an international tour across three continents including performances with a full orchestra at Hollywood Bowl, Fuji Rock Festival, and a headline show to nearly 5000 fans at O2 Brixton Academy.

Comprised of Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums), Hiatus Kaiyote broke internationally in 2012 with their first LP, Tawk Tomahawk, which was praised by simpatico musical travelers from Erykah Badu to Questlove to Prince, and embraced by DJs like the BBC’s Gilles Peterson, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Anthony Valadez (KCRW/Morning Becomes Eclectic). Their first R&B Grammy nomination, for their song “Nakamarra,” was followed by a second for “Breathing Underwater,” from their sophomore album, 2015’s Choose Your Weapon. Still, their music defied categorization: Some called it “neo-soul,” others “future soul”; the band calls it, simply, wondercore. Their music found fans in hip-hop, sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, and Drake—with whom Nai Palm collaborated on his Scorpion album; and in jazz, when Robert Glasper invited the band to appear on his album of Miles Davis remakes, Everything’s Beautiful. Their records and live shows won them raves in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and in the New York Times, where Jon Pareles wrote that “Hiatus Kaiyote’s music stretches and bends every parameter.”