7 Upcoming Events
- 14/04/2022Until 18/04/2022Tyagarah, NSWByron Events Farm TyagarahBluesfest 2022On partner site
- 26/04/2022Tuesday 07:30 pmMelbourne, VICForum MelbourneHiatus Kaiyote
- 26/04/2022Tuesday 07:30 pmMelbourne, VICForum MelbourneHiatus Kaiyote - WaitlistOn partner site
- 27/04/2022Wednesday 07:30 pmMelbourne, VICForum MelbourneHiatus Kaiyote
- 30/10/2022Sunday 07:30 pmMelbourne, VICForum MelbourneA Very Hiatus Halloween
International Events2 Events
- 11/02/2022Friday 08:00 pmWellington, NZ, New ZealandThe Opera House WellingtonHiatus Kaiyote
- 12/02/2022Saturday 08:00 pmAuckland, NZ, New ZealandThe PowerstationHiatus KaiyoteLow Availability
About Hiatus Kaiyote
Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, twice-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote returns in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant and to celebrate, the band are going on tour.
Comprised of Nai Palm (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.”
From July onwards, audiences across the country will be amongst the first to experience Mood Valiant live. Playing at some of the most beloved venues in Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Hiatus Kaiyote will also return to festival stages in the coming months, playing at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest in April and Melbourne’s April Sun Festival in May.
Returning today to officially launch Hiatus Kaiyote season, listen to Get Sun (feat. Arthur Verocai) and stay tuned for more coming soon.