14.07.15 J.A.W x Hiatus Kaiyote @ Neue Heimat

14.07.15 @ Neue Heimat, Berlin
Only Show in Germany!

It’s not too much to say that we’re blessed to welcome at J.A.W next Summer, one of the dopest bands in the game right now, Australia-based combo HIATUS KAIYOTE for the release of their new album „Choose your Weapon“ out since May. [FB Event]

„That’s it, I’m done. In love.” – Erykah Badu
“Oh. My. God. This. Is. DOOOOOOOOOOOPE” ?uestlove, The Roots

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 Fire with 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.

Recording artist Taylor McFerrin came across Hiatus Kaiyote while on tour in Australia in early-2012, just as the band was poised to self-release their debut album, Tawk Tomahawk via Bandcamp, and soon the word spread like wildfire. “Everyone who has come in contact with it has promoted it,” says Nai Palm. “Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince have gone out of their way to promote the band. There’s been so much support from the community of musicians locally and internationally. As a musician that’s what it’s about.” Stereogum singled out Hiatus Kaiyote as a “Band to Watch”, and Gilles Peterson named them the Breakthrough Artist of 2013. 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.

2014 Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Performance
2014 APRA Nomination for Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year
2013 Best Emerging Artist – Music Victoria Age Awards
2013 Breakthrough Artist Of The Year – Worldwide Awards

Hiatus Kaiyote Official Website
Breathing Underwater – Track from the new album
By Fire – By Fire EP
Live @ The Village Underground

Noah Slee – Supporting Act
Raised on a diet of funk, soul, blues and rock, Noah Slee has clearly taken a page from the great Afro-American songbook. But rather than riding waves of retro, his is an urge to explore uncharted territory. After spending some time in Australia, working with local beat champs such as Yahtzel and LDRU, Noah has found a new home amidst the thriving post-everything scene of Berlin.