CD of the week: HIATUS KAIYOTE ‘Tawk Tomahawk’
Hiatus Kaiyote are future soul. Based in Melbourne, the four-piece fuses neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats along with flavours of Latin, jazz and opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen.
Released in April 2012, TAWK TOMAHAWK is the Hiatus Kaiyote’s debut. The self-produced 10 track EP showcases the breadth of the band’s expertise as musicians and attention to detail in the complex arrangements. Ultimately, through the musicians’ symbiosis, they have created an innovative and rare sound, unique in every way.
Equal parts The Roots and Little Dragon yet so much more, Hiatus Kaiyote seamlessly blend their influences (too many to list here) and are held together by the velvety vocals of Nai Palm, a natural performer who has talent and ability well beyond her twenty-three years.
After an incredible year that has had fans, journalists, radio types and DJs falling over themselves to support their debut, self-produced album Tawk Tomahawk, the band have recently teamed up with Wax Poetics and released “Tawk Takeout”, a collection of remixes from Mark de Clive-Lowe, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra creative partners), Anthony Valadez, Amin Payne and more.