Review: Hiatus Kaiyote – Shepherds Bush Empire

Hope Andrea takes a ride on the Hiatus Kaiyote magic carpet
Hiatus Kaiyote, the definition of the alternative genre we’re all still trying to both define and understand. With colours, smells and sounds that stimulate your entire being into a transcendent trance; dishevel is the only word to explain the after-affects. Born and raised in the land of the free spirit (i.e. Margate), I’ve experienced the weird and wonderful, yet very few times together. This is one of those moments.
With tracks called ‘Saholin Monk Motherfunk’, ‘Nakamarra’ and ‘Ocelot’, it’s pretty obvious that Hiatus Kaiyote is different from your staple Bon Iver and Tame Impala artists. The populist music lover doesn’t fit in here. The performance is dramatic and elaborate but remains intimate.
For the adventurous muso or music lover, this gig offers a wholesome dose of bohemian culture, a mindset that music is an expression, which has to be felt rather than simply heard. If I had to sum up the demographics in one word it would be, Hipster-Ville. I like it here.

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