Hiatus Kaiyote: Artist You Should Know

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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.

Stream “Nakamarra”

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