Hiatus Kaiyote, Kate Faust, Mr. Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)

Fri May 8 2015

9:00 PM Doors

Underground Arts

1200 Callowhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

Ages 21+

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  • Hiatus Kaiyote

    Hiatus Kaiyote

    Neo-Soul

    Every so often a band comes along that captures the collective imagination, a band that hasall 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.  Theyhave 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 appearon the band’s hotly anticipated sophomore album Choose Your Weapon - to be released inMay 5, 2015 on Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks.Out of the ether, Hiatus Kaiyote’s 2012 debut album Tawk Tomahawk magically appearedas if the vast desert landscape had opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reachinglands to concoct a distinctive flavor that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers ofdelicious, ancient and futuristic stories untold.The four band members suggest that it was fate that brought them together through aseries 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 futuresoul. “I always knew I wanted to be in a band, but I never knew it could be my ownconversation,” she says.  Her performance with a pink nylon-stringed guitar at a smallMelbourne club inspired bass player Paul Bender to seek her out. One year later, the twobegan to collaborate on compositions that felt intuitive. Bender brought multi-instrumentalists Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) into theequation, and the electric, organic nature of Hiatus Kaiyote was set in motion.By chance, the three guys in Hiatus Kaiyote happened to reside in the same shared house,though they’d never previously played together in a band, while Nai lived nearby. Fromtheir first jam session, there was an undeniable shared telepathic connection. The nascentband played their first gig at the Bohemian Masquerade Ball among sword swallowers, firetwirlers and gypsy death core bands — a setting that suited their eclectic nature. Nai Palm
    had actually worked as fire dancer in Melbourne before she focused wholly on music.Recording artist Taylor McFerrin came across Hiatus Kaiyote while on tour in Australia inearly-2012, just as the band was poised to self-release their debut album, Tawk Tomahawkvia Bandcamp, and soon the word spread like wildfire. “Everyone who has come in contactwith it has promoted it,” says Nai Palm. “Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince havegone out of their way to promote the band. There’s been so much support from thecommunity 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 namedthem the Breakthrough Artist of 2013. Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remihandpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his new label Flying Buddha, an imprintof Sony Music Masterworks, and they immediately gave Tawk Tomahawk an officialworldwide release in July, 2013.On the back of that release the band began to tour extensively, playing over 100 dates inNorth America, Europe and Africa, discovering that there was a rabid and dedicated fanbase everywhere they went.Whereas Tawk Tomahawk was born in the studio with musicians who were just getting toknow each other as band mates and newly formed family, Choose Your Weapon wasconceived on stages worldwide, its architecture built from the myriad of shows that theyperformed. Taking this framework, the band honed the songs in the studio transformingthem into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.  “We areeradicating labels of barriers,” says Nai Palm. “The words are important, but the waythey’re shaped makes them malleable for the listener to absorb.  How you proceed involvesa larger activity and I love that.”At the core of their sound is an untethered quality that links them to the wide-openlandscape of Australia. “I feel a strong bond to where we’re from,” says Bender. “Everythinghappened the way it was, because that’s where we were, that’s where we’re from and that’swho we are in the environment.”Hiatus Kaiyote is on the road again in support of their new EP, starting with dates inAustralia and New Zealand, making their way to North America and then Europe in time forthe release Choose Your Weapon. “What I’ve learned is the power of sharing your story withpeople,” says Nai Palm.


  • Kate Faust

    Kate Faust

    Alternative Rock

  • Mr. Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)

    Mr. Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)

    Dance

Bonfire presents:

Hiatus Kaiyote with Kate Faust and Mr. Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)

Fri May 8 2015 9:00 PM Doors

Underground Arts Philadelphia PA
Hiatus Kaiyote, Kate Faust, Mr. Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)
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Ages 21+