Friday May 29, 2015
Doors 8 / Show 9 / All Ages
Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show.
Every so often a band comes along that captures the collective imagination, a band that has all the essential elements in place to become a musical movement. The music of Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms. They have carved out their own ecosystem populated with songs, each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape.
In late 2014, Hiatus Kaiyote releases their EP By Firewith three new songs that will appear on the band’s hotly anticipated sophomore album Choose Your Weapon – to be released in May 5, 2015 on Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks.
Out of the ether, Hiatus Kaiyote’s 2012 debut album Tawk Tomahawk magically appeared as if the vast desert landscape had opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reaching lands to concoct a distinctive flavor that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers of delicious, ancient and futuristic stories untold.
The four band members suggest that it was fate that brought them together through a series of coincidences in their native Melbourne, Australia. Singer-songwriter Nai Palm was the gravitational force that crystallized the vision for Hiatus Kaiyote’s brand of future soul. “I always knew I wanted to be in a band, but I never knew it could be my own conversation,” she says. Her performance with a pink nylon-stringed guitar at a small Melbourne club inspired bass player Paul Bender to seek her out. One year later, the two began to collaborate on compositions that felt intuitive. Bender brought multi-instrumentalists Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) into the equation, and the electric, organic nature of Hiatus Kaiyote was set in motion.