Help Hiatus Kaiyote Get To USA

Raising funds for Hiatus Kaiyote to tour USA and SXSW
Hiatus Kaiyote
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We're Hiatus Kaiyote, a 4 piece band based in Melbourne, Australia. Since forming in 2011, we have earned the respect of our idols, being praised by Erykah Badu, Questlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Odd Future members and Flying Lotus. Our debut EP, Tawk Tomahawk, was nominated for Album of the Year for the Worldwide Awards by Gilles Peterson, and the we recived the award for Breakthrough Artist of 2012. 

The next step for us is to perform at the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas (USA) in March, 2013.

Performing there will be a huge step for Hiatus Kaiyote - SXSW is the largest music conference in the world, a key industry event which will have record label representatives, music supervisors, brand representatives, festival promoters and venue owners from around the globe.

In addition to SXSW showcases, we have a brief, but crucial US tour lined up, including gigs in Houston, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, NYC and LA.

For an independent group from Australia that has barely been together for eighteen months, the costs involved are significant.  Work visas, accommodation, flights, van rentals, backline, engineer costs, marketing costs, publicity and day-to-day living expenses will set us back at least $15-20k for 4 weeks in USA.

We want to make the biggest initial impact possible in the USA, and plan to return as soon as June, 2013 for a more extended tour.

We believe by performing in the US, we'll be able to expand our already fast-growing fan base, and establish industry connections that will support Hiatus Kaiyote as an international touring force to be reckoned with.

With your support, we can land in the USA and have a successful tour, hopefully the first of many international tours to be had in 2013 and beyond.





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$15,000 USD goal
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  • $5USD
    Cyber shout out

    Every penny counts. Anyone who donates $5 or more gets a shout out on our social media feeds

    42 out of 2000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    Download of RRR FM Concert

    50 min live concert of Hiatus Kaiyote performing including many unreleased songs

    93 out of 2000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $30USD
    Signed Poster by band members

    Tawk Tomahawk or tour poster signed by all band members

    39 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013

    Zen As Fuck Jewelry

    Hand made knuckle duster ring jewelry by Nai Palm using scrabble pieces spelling awesome things + RRR FM download

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $50USD
    Signed Tawk Tomahawk EP

    Signed Tawk Tomahawk EP by all band members + RRR FM concert download

    66 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013

    Personalised mixtape

    We will do a mixtape for you, with our collective vinyl collections and convert to CD and make personalised cover for you. Be sure to include a 'theme' or request and we'll tailor it in! + RRR download + Signed Tawk Tomahawk EP (CD)

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD
    Swag bag o'stuff

    Signed Tawk Tomahawk EP, signed tour poster, Zen As Fuck jewelry + RRR download

    7 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $500USD
    Handwritten Lyrics by Nai Palm

    All lyrics from Tawk Tomahawk hand written by Nai Palm + Signed CD + Signed Poster + Zen As Fuck Jewlery + RRR FM Download

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Cover song of your choice

    Hiatus Kaiyote will arrange any cover song of your choice and record it just for you + signed CD + signed poster + Zen As Fuck jewelry + RRR download

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
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