BEGINS AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE TOUR THIS FRIDAY, 14TH AUGUST IN MELBOURNE
Hiatus Kaiyote have released the new music video for ‘Breathing Underwater’ just days away from the start of their Australian headline tour, beginning in Melbourne on Friday 14th August.
The Grammy-nominated four-piece band premiered the video for their single ‘Breathing Underwater’ via Rollingstone.com and is available to watch here. Nai Palm tells Rolling Stone that she wrote the song out of a
￼￼motivation to impress Stevie Wonder, who she describes as her “ultimate.” She wanted to “write a love song that ￼isn’t just a romantic love song, but about different forms of love that we experience on a day-to-day basis.”
Over the past few months the band has been touring internationally playing festivals including Glastonbury in England and North Sea Jazz in Amsterdam. They also composed the theme song for comedian Hannibal Buress’ new Comedy Central show “Why? With Hannibal Buress.”
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON is an 18-track, 70-minute odyssey from the Melbourne, Australia-based band. It takes listeners on a journey through the group’s self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The critically acclaimed album is the follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album TAWK TOMAHAWK, which was championed by media and fellow artists including Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince, among others. Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remi handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his new label Flying Buddha, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, and they immediately gave TAWK TOMAHAWK an official worldwide release in July 2013.
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON was conceived on stages worldwide, whereas TAWK TOMAHAWK was born in the studio with musicians who were just getting to know each other as bandmates and newly formed family. Taking this new framework, the band – Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Paul Bender (bass), Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) – honed the songs in the studio, transforming them into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.
The album has garnered critical acclaim making a number of “Best of 2015 (So Far)” Lists including NPR, Relix, Daily Herald and more.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Friday 14th August – Melbourne – Howler – SOLD OUT
Saturday 15th August – Melbourne – Howler – SOLD OUT
Thursday 20th August – Metro – 2ND SHOW
Friday 21st August – Sydney – Metro – SOLD OUT
Saturday 22nd August – Brisbane – Wooly Mammoth
Thursday 27th August – Melbourne – Corner
Friday 28th August – Perth – Rosemount Hotel – 2ND SHOW
Saturday 29th August – Perth – Rosemount Hotel – SOLD OUT
Saturday 12th September – Melbourne – The Evelyn
FOR TICKET DETAILS HEAD TO hiatuskaiyote.com
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!