Hiatus Kaiyote – Love Heart Cheat Code

Hiatus Kaiyote by Rocket Weijers

Today, Melbourne-based, 3x Grammy-nominated band Hiatus Kaiyote announces their forthcoming album Love Heart Cheat Code due June 28th via Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune.

Love Heart Cheat Code

Alongside the announcement, the band shares their new single “Make Friends,” the second offering from their upcoming project following their previously-released single “Everything’s Beautiful.” The band are also sharing a visual announcement of the album revealing the playful 3-D world of a family supermarket that the band have created to accompany the music.

Hiatus Kaiyote are also announcing a full North American Summer tour beginning in June with stops including New York, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Oakland, and more. Full tour routing can be found below.

A final unscripted addition to the album, “Make Friends” was inspired by words of wisdom imparted to the band by a friend who noted, “You don’t make friends, you recognize them.” Succinct yet profound, this sage insight reminded Nai of the lack of representation for deep, platonic love. “I wanted to have representation for just the different examples of people that I love from the women in my life, to the men, to my non-binary friends,” she shares, “and it was very natural and fun to work on as a formula.” The single is composed of one verse, but Nai takes that one verse through three gender permutations: female, male, and nonbinary. Nai adds, “When I sang the third verse, the ‘them/they’ verse, I actually had to stop. Just realizing that inclusivity is so often denied to some of the people that I love the most, my best besties.”

Hiatus Kaiyote North American Tour Poster

Upcoming Live Dates

* = with Digable Planets and The Free Nationals

** = The Free Nationals and Digable Planets

6/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Egyptian Room

6/23 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

6/25 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Jazz Festival

6/27 – Montreal, QC @ TBD

6/28 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner

6/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

7/1 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

7/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount

7/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

7/7 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

7/9 – Chicago, IL @ Salt Shed Indoors

7/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Big Top

7/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre

7/16 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Hall

7/17 – Carnation, WA @ Remlinger Farms*

7/18 – Portland, OR @ Grand Lodge**

7/20 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater


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