Watch Hiatus Kaiyote Perform A Full Set Live On KCRW
Australian avant-R&B geniuses Hiatus Kaiyote stopped by the Apogee Studios with KCRW in Los Angeles recently, taking the time to perform an extended live set and sit down between tunes to dish a bit about their recent work. The quartet is still riding a wave of momentum and praise following their second LP Choose Your Weapon, and have clearly polished tunes like “Molasses” and “Shaolin Monk Motherfunk” into shining gems of their catalog. Along the way, we’re also treated to “Nakamara,” “Laputa” and other tunes.
“It was the ultimate amount of music that you could–before the audio quality started to suck. It would have been longer,” lead vocalist Nai Palm said of Choose Your Weapon, which clocks in at a massive 74 minutes. There’s also talk of “The Badu-Prince cheat codes”—you’re going to want to get up on that. Watch the hour-long performance below, and if you’re in the UK or Europe be sure to catch HK out on tour—this video itself should be all the convincing you’ll need.
Hiatus Kaiyote 2015-2016 Tour Dates:
Nov 13 Salon Iksv Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 14 La Cartonnerie Temporary Reims, France
Nov 15 EMB Sannois Sannois, France
Nov 17 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, France
Nov 18 Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 19 Les Etoiles Paris, France
Nov 20 Koko London, United Kingdom
Nov 21 The Junction Cambridge, United Kingdom
Apr 29 O2 Forum Kentish Town London, United Kingdom