One To Watch: Nai Palm

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posted by Aimee Whistler

Aussie home-grown, ex-fire dancer and front girl of future soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, Nai Palm sets the music world alight with her electric and mesmerising siren song. A soulful, circus-spirited songwriter, vocalist and guitarist based in Melbourne, Nai Palm exudes an unapologetic eccentricity that has captured the attention of music aficionados and trend tastemakers on every continent. Championed by music legends like The Roots, Erykah Badu and Gilles Peterson, Nai Palm’s deeply soulful and eclectic sound is reminiscent of her childhood hero’s Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway, whilst her fashion styling stays true to her exotic, fiery roots with an array of punk, plumage and piercings.

Already dubbed ‘the one to watch’ by music connoisseurs at home and abroad , Nai Palm and Hiatus Kaiyote won ‘Breakthrough Artist of 2013’ and broke new ground when their debut album ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ was nominated for a Grammy. Now signed to Sony imprint, Flying Buddah, Nai Palm sets the stage for her 2015 career with an exciting collaboration with multi-instrumentalist, Taylor McFerrin and a new EP release ‘By Fire’ with Hiatus Kaiyote (tune in below). Experience the silky doses of soul, funk and RnB from Nai Palm and Hiatus Kaiyote as they tour Australia from the 29th November.

Tour dates:
Saturday 29 November – The Bakery, Perth
Sunday 30 November – The Gov, Adelaide
Friday 5 December – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 6 December – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Sunday 7 December – The Brewery, Byron Bay
Saturday 13 December – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Sunday 14 December – The Metro, Sydney