Reviewed: Hiatus Kaiyote at Village Underground

By Pascal Ebner


Village Underground in London was bursting with Aussie-vibes on the 18 of November – cause Hiatus Kaiyote made their way to the United Kingdom and we had the pleasure of seeing the 4-piece band live in its full splendor. With their new EP just out, the audience got to hear new tunes, previous sounds and lots of cheers – cause Hiatus Kaiyote know how to deliver their so-called “Future Soul” on stage.


Nai Palm, the band’s lead singer, reached for her guitar and thrilled the audience with her soulful voice switching from high to low, while drummer Perrin Moss, keyboardist Simon Mavin and bassist Paul Bender assured with shimmering chords and swaying beats that the listeners don’t just stand there and actually move their hips. Though I have to say, it’s quite a challenge not to fall for the intoxicating tunes these four musicians create together.

Hiatus Kaiyote presented their last album “Tawk Tomahawk” last year, in which you get a perfect insight to the band’s very own genre of “future soul”. What might sound quite ‘psychedelic’ and ‘fuzzy’ is actually a sound that is transcendent and quite cheerful – it’s not music to gloom, it’s music to have a jolly good time.

Fancy some Hiatus Kaiyote tunes? Have a listen right here:

Check out the some visual material for their song “Life in Revolt”:

You want more updates, tunes and videos? Then make sure to head over to Hiatus Kaiyote’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and of course SoundCloud. Their new album “Tawk Tomahawk” is out now and available on iTunes.

Photography by Anna Urik.