The Melbourne four-piece Hiatus Kaiyote is incredibly hard to define. Falling under the term ‘future soul’ their EP Tawk Tomahawk never settles in one style – ranging from soul, experimental beats, jazz and glitch-hop it stuns a listener with almost cinematic style. We catch up with lead singer Nai Palm to talk about their debut ahead of their upcoming gigs at the Evelyn Hotel on May 3rd and supporting Lapalux and oOoOO at Revolt Melbourne Artspace on May 26th.
My name is… Nai Palm
I live in… Melbourne
My new EP is called… Tawk Tomahawk
Some of the things that inspired it are… travelling through the central Australian desert, long hours jamming in a musical hub with a lot of high calibre musicians.
It’s cover art looks like… a coyote spewing out origami birds.
My favourite track is… it’s a toss up between Sphynx Gate & Ocelot, mostly because of the simplicity in the way it was recorded.
The person I can imagine listening to it is… Bill Murray and Ma Duke having a tea date.
My favourite mixtape would include… Dimlite – Roo (Dedication) (here)
When I’m not making music I… hang out with a parakeet named Charlie Parker and make jewellery.
The last thing I downloaded was… Georgia Anne Muldrow – Umsindo
The next project I’m working on is… Creating a visually stunning space to film a live studio recording in.