Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant [LP]
Catalogue No.: BF112
Release Date: 25th June 2021
Genre: Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Hiatus Kaiyote, the hugely influential twice-GRAMMY-nominated band, return with Mood Valiant, their most accomplished album yet, released on Brainfeeder Records/Ninja Tune.
The band are Naomi ‘Nai Palm’ Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys) and Perrin Moss (drums).
Their music has found fans in hip-hop and was sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper and Drake - with whom Nai Palm collaborated on his ‘Scorpion’ album.
The band have received overwhelming critical acclaim for their releases and live shows finding fans in the industry’s leading figures, such as Prince, Erykah Badu and Questlove and tastemakers like BBC’s Gilles Peterson, KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
The band travelled to Brazil to collaborate with legendary arranger Arthur Verocai, who lent his orchestrations to lead single ‘Get Sun’ and two other tracks.
Hiatus Kaiyote have played globally renowned festivals including Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Treasure Island Festival, Roots Picnic, Greenroom Festival, Osheaga Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Cape Town Jazz Festival and more.
They have toured extensively, playing headline shows including sold out performances at Sydney Opera House, The Novo, Brooklyn Steel and Somerset House, as well as direct supports for Palais Theatre withErykah Badu and Family Matters Tour with Chance The Rapper.
“Mesmerising” - The Guardian
The new album is the follow up to 2015’s ‘Choose Your Weapon’, which Rolling Stone described as “a stunning step up.”
The band have performed on Jimmy Kimmel (2015), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2013) and The Queen Latifah Show (2013). Additional live performances include Fuse.tv and RBMA x Boiler Room.
For fans of Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Solange, Lianne La Havas, Charlotte Day Wilson, Nai Palm, Nick Hakim, Little Dragon, Moses Sumney.
CD in 300gsm colour printed whiteboard softpack with 12-page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs.
Deluxe LP pressed on 140g glow in the dark vinyl in 350gsm colour printed whiteboard gatefold sleeve with matte varnish, silver foil, red foil and embossed finish, plus black paper inner sleeve, 8-page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs, five Polaroid images of the band and glow in the dark scratch ‘n’ sniff sticker sheet.
LP on 140g black vinyl in 350gsm colour printed whiteboard sleeve with matte varnish finish plus 8-page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs.
Also available to independent retailers on 140g red in black inkspot coloured vinyl in 350gsm colour printed whiteboard sleeve with matte varnish finish and 8-page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs.
Press - Reviews & features in New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, NPR, Clash, Vice, FADER, Exclaim, Time Out, i-D, Pitchfork, Billboard, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Irish Times, Clash, Acclaim.
Radio - 6 Music Don Letts, Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne, Radio 2 Jamie Cullum, Jazz FM Nigel Williams, Beats 1 Julie Agenuga, 1Xtra Jamz Supernova.
Flight Of The Tiger Lily
Sip Into Something Soft
Chivalry Is Not Dead
And We Go Gentle
Get Sun (feat. Arthur
All The Words We Don't Say
Sparkle Tape Break Up
Stone Or Lavender
Blood And Marrow