Hiatus Kaiyote

In recent years Hiatus Kaiyote have gone from Down Under to somewhere near the stratosphere. After 2012’s ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ had drawn the attention of Europe and the US, the exciting Aussie quartet officially reached big deal status when Gilles Peterson bestowed upon them his coveted Breakthrough Act of the Year in 2013.

Fanclub membership from no less icons than Prince and Questlove would follow, and a Grammy nomination last year for ‘Breathing Underwater’ peaked their critically lauded Melbourne mix of soul, jazz and funk also found comfortable in the charts.

Said nomination was actually down in part to being an unabashed tribute to Stevie Wonder, with ‘Breathing Underwater’ seeing lead singer and Wonder disciple Nai Palm pay homage to the superstar.

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