Hiatus Kaiyote, a band out of Melbourne, Australia, is really special.
There must be something in the water from the land down under with all this incredible music coming from that region.
I got an email the other morning from the amazing Taylor McFerrin hipping me to this band. I respect all his work and releases so I trust his judgment. For the next 30+ minutes my soul instantly gravitated to the sounds from speakers.
Soul music mixed with off kilted drums, sound effects, surreal vocals warm and fuzzy rhodes and a wonderful texture. The vocalist Nai Palm draws you in with her fusion of jazz vocals and harmonies. It’s very Little Dragon friendly with a tropical twists and dirty beats.
The album is available on Bandcamp and worth every single cent!
— Anthony Valadez