Hiatus Kaiyote

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Hiatus Kaiyote

An exclusive not to be missed concert from multiple-Grammy nominated group Hiatus Kaiyote at City Recital Hall. 

In the two years since selling out Sydney Opera House, Hiatus Kaiyote have become one of the most sampled bands in the world. They featured on the closing track on Kendrick Lamar’s Damn and the opening of Drake’s More Life record last year and have popped up on cuts by Chance The Rapper, Anderson Paak and Rhapsody. 

They’ve come a long way since 2011 when the four-piece band operating out of a small home studio in the mid-northern suburbs of Melbourne, fired out a unique and kaleidoscopic vision of Future Soul. At once they shook down the paradigm walls and inspired even the US originators of the music.

Often revelatory, Hiatus Kaiyote’s music is also well-rooted in all of that rich lineage that makes it feel somehow warmly familiar. 

Their phraseology cannot be bound simply by the 4/4 meter, it spills out into rhythmic rivulets which never sound unnatural or clever for clever’s sake.

Jazz, soul, funk, fusion, hip-hop and electronica are their predominant building blocks – but the resultant sonic shapes blur the edges and defy the pigeonhole.

But like all great new art, their music has a sense of inevitability about it. It’s as if those notes and beats were somehow destined to fall together in that same inexplicable pattern all along, just waiting to be uncovered, unlocked by the right combination of exploratory, inquisitive musical minds. We can all count our lucky stars that those minds happen to live on our own doorstep.

Set times

8:00pm – Support (Silent Jay and Jace XL)
8:30pm – Interval
8:45-10:15pm – Hiatus Kaiyote

Ticket Info


Standard $59.90


Standard $49.90

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

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Details are accurate at time of publication