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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

UPCOMING! Hiatus Kaiyote at Petit Campus

UPCOMING! Hiatus Kaiyote at Petit Campus  |  Thursday August 8th


I urge you all not to call us lazy on this one, but writing a preview for Melbourne hard-to-label band Hiatus Kaiyote strikes us as superfluous. Indeed, the way the unit describes itself on its official website is compelling enough to force us to take a bow and simply quote a few excerpts. Here it goes.

“The music of Hiatus Kaiyote strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms. On the band’s debut album Tawk Tomahawk it’s as if the vast desert landscape has opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reaching lands to concoct a distinctive flavor that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers of delicious, ancient stories untold.”

“Hiatus Kaiyote played their first gig at the Bohemian Masquerade Ball among sword swallowers, fire twirlers and gypsy death core bands — a setting that suited their eclectic nature.”

“Hiatus Kaiyote has a style that can’t be easily pinpointed. Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Tupac Shakur, Flying Lotus, traditional flamenco and music from Mali and Colombia have influenced the group.”

“[Singer songwriter and band founder] Nai Palm has been known to sing death lullabies to soothe suffering animals, a shamanistic quality that carries over into her lyrics.”

Now, tell us with a straight face that you don’t want to hear and see that band play at Petit Campus on August 8th.

Yes, we figured. Enjoy the show.



Hiatus Kaiyote - Lace Skull
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