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Fed Live launches with three-time Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote as our headliner.
With the release of their third studio album Mood Valiant in June this year, and their third Grammy award nomination, Hiatus Kaiyote have become known for their progressive brand of poly-rhythmic, intricately complex yet effortlessly cool RnB-based neo-soul-pop. Nerd out or just let guitarist and vocalist Nai Palm’s powerfully fierce voice and the whole vibe carry you to a cosmic summer of cool.
Hiatus Kaiyote are supported by Ella Sweeney and band, BUMPY and WILSN.
Set times and line-up:
Ella Sweeney is a singer-songwriter based in Naarm/Melbourne. Having previously warmed the stage for artists such as Didirri and Gretta Ray, she’s ready to crawl back into performing, sharing coming of age tales with awkward banter. Her debut EP –written during lockdown and produced by Jono Steer at The Perch Recording Studio–was released in June of 2021. What to expect: songs that are warm, a tiny bit sad, sarcastic and at times excitable: all the things that shouldn’t fit together, but sometimes do.
Venturing into her solo artistry, Bumpy has emerged out of Melbourne’s expansive music scene with her own independent blend of soul, pop and jazz. A proud Noongar woman from regional Victoria presents an introspective view into her truths as a First Nations artist whilst delving into a world where vulnerability is power.
Hailing from Geelong, WILSN moved to Melbourne out of high school after being accepted to study Jazz at Melbourne’s prestigious Victorian Collage of the Arts, spending her life looking up to classic soul and jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. She pens songs that celebrate the rich history of soul, while injecting her own personality and attitude into each track.
Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, thrice-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote returned in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant, on Brainfeeder Records/Ninja Tune. Comprised of Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums), Hiatus Kaiyote broke internationally in 2012 with their first LP, Tawk Tomahawk, which was praised by simpatico musical travelers from Erykah Badu to Questlove to Prince, and embraced by DJs like the BBC’s Gilles Peterson, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Anthony Valadez.