The band Hiatus Kaiyote, natives of Melbourne, Australia, perform what they describe as Multi-dimensional Polyrhythmic Gangster Shit. Pretty out there, but there’s something oddly familiar about the band. Maybe it’s the soulful, jazzy overtones of the band or the singer, Nai Palm’s remarkable voice that sometimes sounds like Bjork, sometimes Erykah Badu sometimes Janelle Monae, but always sounds on point. Whatever it is, you can’t help but get hooked on their amazing music.
Hiatus Kaiyote has received widespread adoration from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Q-Tip and yes, Erykah Badu. Their album, Tawk Tomahawk was released in July 2013 and is available for purchase on the iTunes store.
Special thanks to my buddy Mark Loucks who put me on to this incredible band.