A couple years back, my friend Kia “Sakz” Norton shot me an email and said something along the lines of “You need to have this in your collection…” and included a link to a zip file for an album called Tawk Tomahawk by Hiatus Kaiyote. I immediately thought it was an eccentric name for a band but I’ve just about heard it all so based on the trust I have for Kia’s music taste, I downloaded the file and got involved. I realized off the bat, this is music I had been looking for but didn’t know it.
They first came to Philly shortly after that and though it was a good crowd, it was in a small venue. Since then, they’ve been touring consistently appearing everywhere from The Sao Paolo Jazz Festival to The Queen Latifah Show. Their manager reached out to me and invited me to open for the Choose Your Weapon Tour date in Philly tonight. Kate Faust is also a supporting artist. Can’t wait to be apart of it. Even if you’ve never heard of this Australian band, get familiar below and bring your arse to Underground Arts tonight.