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Hiatus Kaiyote Announce National Tour

The members of Australian future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote have unveiled Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks), their most opulent, expansive and ambitious project yet and are touring Australia nationally in August:

In a short time, this quartet has embarked on an odyssey that began in Melbourne and has taken them to the Grammy Awards and beyond, they now present Choose Your Weapon – imagining the future, past, and juxtaposing the acoustic and electronic, over 18 tracks and a 70 minute musical adventure.

This self-produced, sophomore album honors soul music’s history while reveling in its experimentation and globalization of sound.

On sequencing Choose Your Weapon, Hiatus Kaiyote realized “how epic every single song is,” every one with intricate layers and its own “vibe”. “It was just like a huge, massive, complex puzzle.”

In the past Hiatus Kaiyote have playfully dubbed their transcendent hybrid of jazz, psychedelia, soul, R&B, funk, hip-hop, electronica as “multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster shit”. However Hiatus Kaiyote’s music is less a genre than an immersive experience – a trip. For the group, the “key” descriptor for Choose Your Weapon is “cinematic”. “We definitely see the music as habitats – and each song is its own. It’s very visual.”

 

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