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HIATUS KAIYOTE - MULTI-DIMENSIONAL, POLYRHYTHMIC GANGSTER SHIT

dean chew

We caught up with Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote ahead of their performance at the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2016.

When and where to catch Hiatus Kaiyote?

Friday, 4 March 2016, 9:00 p.m. at Marina Bay Sands

For more info, feel free to check the SingJazz Festival website.

No tickets yet?

No need to worry, head over to the SingJazz Festival site to get your tickets and more info. Advanced tickets for the opening night on Friday, 4 March can already be purchased for SGD 85.

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For the ones who haven't heard of you yet, what should they know about you? Who is Hiatus Kaiyote?

Hiatus Kaiyote is a four piece band from Melbourne Australia whose sole purpose is to stimulate the imagination of our listeners globally. We are all hyper creative and sensitive individuals that flourish together by exploring each others sonic ideas.

Nai, you have also collaborated with Taylor McFerrin on "The Antidote". We’re very excited to have both of you at SingJazz Festival! What’s it like working with him?

It was the first time I’d ever been overseas and the day after I landed in NYC I went to his humble home studio and recorded in one day. I wrote to the beat on the flight over. Taylor is one of the most endearing and beautiful souls I have ever met. He has been soo supportive from day one. As an artist he is very innovative and tasteful so it was an honour working with him.

Your dream collaboration?

A Japanese composer by the name of Takashi Yoshimatsu or maybe if we could bring Nicholas Tesla back from the dead I’m sure he would come up with some cool ideas or at least be good to have a cup of tea with.

What are you doing when you are not making music?

I love treasure. Collecting, making, giving. I’m always at markets or second hand shops digging for rare awesome things. I also have a Parrot called Charlie whom I look after and take to parks, the beach. I need my nature fix in between touring for sure. Its like a reset button.

What are you currently listening to and what was your favourite record in 2015?

I go through phases but I’ve been listening to Angel Olsen, Medhi Hasaan, Debussy. As of 2015 the new Dangelo record and Kendrick Lamars 'To Pimp a Butterfly" record have been nothing short of amazing. And what do you have in store for your performance at SingJazz ? Hopefully lots of ocelot kittens, everywhere all over the stage. Otherwise probably a lot of sequins and confusing music.