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Listen To Hiatus Kaiyote's New Single 'Cinnamon Temple'

Listen To Hiatus Kaiyote's New Single 'Cinnamon Temple'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Rocket Weijers / Wednesday 19th June, 2024 11:59AM

Hiatus Kaiyote make spiky post-punk moves on 'Cinnamon Temple', the final single to be unveiled from the Naarm / Melbourne neo-soul stars' forthcoming album Love Heart Cheat Code. A hyperkinetic, refreshingly abrasive fiesta of psych-fuzz-fusion and herky-jerky rhythms (at times recalling Aotearoa's own sci-fi punks Memory Foam), 'Cinnamon Temple' is a longterm live favourite of the group, dating back to before the Covid era. The song's playful energy and deep-diving love for eclecticism synergises with fellow lead cuts 'Telescope', 'Make Friends', 'Everything's Beautiful' and the title track — an alluring melting pot of interstellar jazz / funk / soul — accurately summed up as "a snapshot of four musicians dancing together on the edge".

Featuring special guest contributions from Taylor “Chip” Crawford (player of his self-invented instrument, the frello), guitarist Tom Martin, flautist Nikodemos and co-produced by Beastie Boys studio wizard Mario Caldato Jr., Love Heart Cheat Code comes adorned with evocative monochrome painted work by Sri Lanken born, Toronto based multimedia artist Rajni Perera. Preorder / pre-save HERE and look forward to Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield, Paul Bender, Simon Mavin and Perrin Moss' unabashedly adventurous new vision in sound, out in full on 28th June via Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune....

“It’s called ‘Cinnamon Temple’ because in Mali they have these mud brick mosques that look like they have cinnamon stuck in them. And because it was inspired by a Malian rhythm, there’s that element to it.” - Nai Palm

"That kind of energy was coming out of Hiatus pre-covid, where we were getting into heavier riffs—not ‘metal,’ but just heavier.” - Simon Mavin

'Love Heart Cheat Code' is out on Friday 28th June via Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune — preorder / pre-save HERE.


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