Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, twice-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote returns in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant and to celebrate, the band are going on tour.
Fan Pre-sale begins Wednesday 24th March (Local Time) – Thursday 25th March (Local Time)
Comprised of Nai Palm (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums), Hiatus Kaiyote broke internationally in 2012 with their first LP, Tawk Tomahawk, which was praised by simpatico musical travelers from Erykah Badu to Questlove to Prince, and embraced by DJs like the BBC’s Gilles Peterson, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Anthony Valadez (KCRW/Morning Becomes Eclectic). Their first R&B Grammy nomination, for their song “Nakamarra,” was followed by a second for “Breathing Underwater,” from their sophomore album, 2015’s Choose Your Weapon.
Still, their music defied categorization: Some called it “neo-soul,” others “future soul”; the band calls it, simply, wondercore. Their music found fans in hip-hop, sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, and Drake—with whom Nai Palm collaborated on his Scorpion album; and in jazz, when Robert Glasper invited the band to appear on his album of Miles Davis remakes, Everything’s Beautiful. Their records and live shows won them raves in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and in the New York Times, where Jon Pareles wrote that “Hiatus Kaiyote’s music stretches and bends every parameter.”
From July onwards, audiences across the country will be amongst the first to experience Mood Valiant live. Playing at some of the most beloved venues in Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Hiatus Kaiyote will also return to festival stages in the coming months, playing at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest in April and Melbourne’s April Sun Festival in May.
Returning today to officially launch Hiatus Kaiyote season, listen to Get Sun (feat. Arthur Verocai) and stay tuned for more coming soon.
MOOD VALIANT IS OUT JUNE 25 ON BRAINFEEDER/NINJA TUNE VIA INERTIA MUSIC
GET SUN ( FEAT. ARTHUR VEROCAI ) IS OUT NOW
MOOD VALIANT NATIONAL TOUR PRE-SALE
Purchase ‘Mood Valiant’ to access Australian tour pre-sale live tickets.
Purchase any album format of ‘Mood Valiant’ by Hiatus Kaiyote from the Hiatus Kaiyote Official Webstore before 11.59pm local time Monday 22nd March to access pre-sale tickets for Hiatus Kaiyote’s just announced Australian tour.
All fans who have purchased the album via the Official Webstore by the cutoff will receive access details.
Pre-sale access details will be sent out by 9am local time on Tuesday 23rd March.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale 9am local time Wednesday 24th March.
Pre-sale will end 9am local time Thursday 25th March. Access doesn’t guarantee tickets.
General Sale follows on Friday, 26th March (9am local time)
*No purchase necessary.
See Hiatus Kaiyote’s Official Store for more details
MOOD VALIANT ALBUM TOUR
Friday, July 2 – The Forum, Melbourne VIC
Thursday, September 30 – UC, Canberra ACT
Friday, October 1 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Saturday, October 2 – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thursday, October 7 – Astor, Perth WA
Saturday, October 9 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA
Friday, October 15 – Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
NAI PALM SHOW DATES
Saturday, March 20 – Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne VIC
Friday, April 9 & Saturday, April 10 – Mary’s Underground, Sydney NSW
HIATUS KAIYOTE FESTIVAL DATES
Thursday, April 1 & Saturday, April 3 – Bluesfest, Byron Bay NSW
Sunday, May 2 – April Sun Festival, Melbourne VIC