List of all Hiatus Kaiyote tour dates and concerts This was my second time seeing Hiatus Kaiyote live. The first time I went was one month ago and I walked away from it thinking it was the best concert experience of my life. After last night's concert, I can say I was wrong because last night's concert somehow managed to be even BETTER than the first concert. 12 hours later, I am still in a total daze and caught up in the pure beauty, energy, and extremely good vibes that filled the room. i LOVE LOVE LOVE this band! This concert was beyond epic . Read more.
In an age where a lot of artists go to extreme, and some might say ill-advised, lengths to stay ahead of the curve and out of the crowd, Hiatus Kaiyote go further than most by describing their sound as “Multi-Dimensional, Polyrhythmic Gangster Sh*t”.
It would take a very special band to live up to that, but fortunately, in the capable hands of lead singer and songwriter Nai Palm, Hiatus Kaiyote live up to that promise and more besides. She has been the driving force of the band since the very beginning, at first performing solo concerts before drafting in bassist Paul Bender, keyboardist Simon Mavin and multi-instrumentalist Perrin Moss to form a proper band around her songs.
The year after they formed, the band self-released their debut album “Tawk Tomahawk”, an album that was so acclaimed that it netted them a deal with the Sony Masterworks imprint label Flying Buddha, who re-released the album in 2013.
This re-released version of the album included a collaboration with A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-Tip, who's just one of the many musical icons who've given the band their seal of approval. Since then, the band have released another, similarly acclaimed studio album entitled “Choose Your Weapon”, and continued to be one of the most exciting and esoteric groups of their generation.
For that, they come highly recommended. You tell me Hiatus Kaiyote and I tell, you they are from the heavens themselves! A band that specialises in Neo-Soul, a genre you rarely ever hear of, this may even be your first time coming across this genre, but I assure you if you put your faith in Hiatus Kaiyote, then you , my friend have nothing at all to fear!
Finding them by accident I will admit, as I am a fan of Q - Tip and a friend told of a collaboration he had done with an Australian band, I will admit that I was a bit confused due to the fact that I did not even realise there were many Australian artists out there and that Q - Tip would perform with a boyband. I judged too soon because, they aren't even a boyband and the lead singer is extremely beautiful with a voice to match Nai Palm, yes it sounds like Napalm and with the fire they come with that name is completely allowed!
Just missing out on a Grammy, you can see that they are a very talented band and that is me speaking without bias, as a neutral source of information. Men lie, women lie, facts however speak for themselves and their talent is a testimony for their skill. The band, when performing live are a rare breed of artists, taking the time to talk to the fan base and tell them little back stories relating to the creation of songs, or even just having a bit of banter, they work a crowd well with ease and finesse.
When performing their song 'Nakamarra' the crowd really got into the performance and began cheering on the band after each small moment where lyrics were not present. The sound is very calming and so beautiful that you won't even know it's over until the instruments stop and you're left abandoned without the warmth of the bass and soulful singing.
I say, take a chance, you will not be disappointed. Phenomenal, from the moment Family member Remi stepped onto the stage to warm the crowd you could feel an air of excitement fill the room. As the crowd got thicker up came the pace of Remi and really started to get the crowd together to loosen up before the highly anticipated Hiatus Kaiyote were to shower us with musical genius.
There's so many bands that have similar influences to this musically charismatic quadruple. But I've yet to discover a band that pull off such varying and distinct emotions throughout their catalogue of songs.
From the smooth fluttering flow of mobius streak and nakamarra to the crunching grit that makes your head bang in swamp thing, all four of these artists are truly talented... an absolute inspiration for music. I travelled to Manchester to see these guys as london was sold out . I can't recommend them more than travelling on a 5 hour coach to the other end of the country just tomwitness these guys work so magically together....
oh and Nai Palm.... If you don't fall I love with her soft and sweet voice from the moment she's speaks just wait...wait till she sings I don't need to write a long review. If you've heard their records, that's what they sound like live. Plus unreleased stuff, jams and vamps on tunes, and more/different solos. Great vibes all around, awesome stage presence, they draw a really nice crowd. Was amazing seeing them live, the musicianship in this group is really phenomenal.
All their music sounds good, but it FEELS great. So that's what you get out of seeing them live: you FEEL it, not just hear it. I danced a lot, sang along, and had a great time. I recommend doing the same if you get the chance. This was my second time seeing Hiatus Kaiyote live. The first time I went was one month ago and I walked away from it thinking it was the best concert experience of my life.
After last night's concert, I can say I was wrong because last night's concert somehow managed to be even BETTER than the first concert. 12 hours later, I am still in a total daze and caught up in the pure beauty, energy, and extremely good vibes that filled the room. i LOVE LOVE LOVE this band! This concert was beyond epic... Awesome band. Perfect for music junkies/jazz lab nerds. Despite the lead singer having the flu, she absolutely rocked the venue, and the crowd became so into it that the band became surprisingly impressed by our presence as we were impressed by their performance.
The show was so good that they promised to come back to Chicago shortly. Super nice people too - spoke to them behind merch table and they were great! Very cool show. Loved them - saw them in London at the O2 Kentish Town in April. Mix of songs from the albums plus some new tracks had the whole arena buzzing & singing along.
Everything from the playlist to the backing singers to the audience interaction was on point. You know it's a good concert when you don't want to leave and want to start the night again.
best dating hiatus kaiyote - UPCOMING TOUR DATES
We’re currently on a 2 month tour of Europe and North America, just ticked over the 3 week mark, it’s been an incredible time, Montrux, Dublin, London, Rotterdam, Marseille, Paris, Juan Les Pins, Birmingham and Berlin so far!! Epic. Europe Thur July 18 – Nimes, Frane – ANTIC ARENA (C2C SUPPORT) Fri July 19 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso Sat July 20 – Dour Festival, Belgium Sun July 21 – Zadar, Croatia at Soundwave Festival N.America Sat Jul 27 – Las Vegas, NV at The Cosmopolitan Sun Jul 28 – San Francisco, CA at The Independent Wed Jul 31 – Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Theatre Thu Aug 01 – Chicago, IL at Subterranean Sat Aug 03 – Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Erykah Badu + D’Angelo) Sun Aug 04 – Detroit, MI at Chene Park Amphitheatre (w/ Erykah Badu + D’Angelo) Tue Aug 06 – Cleveland, OH at Cambridge Room Sat Aug 10 – Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero Sun Aug 11 – New York, NY at Central Park Summerstage (w/ Jose James + Shuggie Otis) Mon Aug 12 – Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory Wed Aug 14 – Atlanta, GA at Vinyl Thu Aug 15 – Raleigh, NC at The Pour House
Hiatus Kaiyote’s “Molasses ”, a stand out track off their second album, Choose your weapon, is the kind of song that gets me excited before the end of my first listen. It’s in part due to the fact that the production is so clean and smooth. In part, because the band is so exciting, it keeps everything fresh and far from boring. They beautifully capture a late 90’s - early 2000's hip-hop/R&B, neo-soul vibe.
Yet, somehow still sound very current and never dated. And while at this point they are still a new up and coming band trying to find their audience, they have already caught the attention of a few major players from pop music's past and present. Avey Tare of Animal Collective, heard Hiatus Kaiyote on the radio while driving down the road. He liked them enough to play them for Angel Deradoorian of The Dirty Projectors, who likes them enough to play them for ?uestlove of The Roots.
The Roots in turn play them for Erykah Badu, who, when meeting Nai Palm, the lead singer of Hiatus Kaiyote, walks up to Nai singing one of Nai’s songs to the young front woman. Hiatus Kaiyot have already gotten the attention of some major players in the music world.
Their sound is relaxed enough to be welcoming to newcomers but exciting enough to keep you wanting more. Q-Tip has remixed a song of theirs, “” and even Prince, liked them enough to tweet them to his followers. Its time now for the young band to become a household name of their own. Listen to the song “Molasses” below.
Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) - Breathing Underwater