Her solo debut is, above all, a testament to the power of the voice – Pitchfork
A two-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and musician from Melbourne, Australia, Nai Palm is a composer, instrumentalist, producer, vocalist and poet who approaches all of these self-taught disciplines with an intuitive, infectious grace. This gift has sent her and her band Hiatus Kaiyote on a journey to sculpt songs that have been received and treasured across the globe. She released her first solo album, Needle Paw on October 20th to rave reviews and a string of sold out tour dates. Comprised almost entirely of her guitar playing and vocal arrangements, Needle Paw is Nai Palm’s self-imposed challenge to explore the potential for immortality and timelessness within her music by stripping away the produced layers to focus on the element that is closest to the source of the human soul, the voice. Needle Paw is the rawest glimpse into Nai Palm’s musical world. She sees this album as a reminder to musicians that they don’t have to rely on production to expose their gifts. Needle Paw features acoustic versions of Hiatus Kaiyote favorites, like “Atari,” “Mobius,” and “When The Knife” for which she recorded a beautiful live version captured at the Sydney Opera House.
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The album also features new songs like the single “Crossfire/So Into You” which Pitchfork named “Best New Track,” plus unique takes on classics like Jimi Hendrix’s “Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland).” Read on here.
Instyle says Nai is, ‘An exceptionally talented, self-taught, ethereal artist whose knack for badass tunes and quirky style have made her one to watch.’ Read on here.
Voted Pitchfork’s Best New Track….’Crossfire/So Into You’ (track review)
Her solo debut is, above all, a testament to the power of the voice. (8.0 album review) Read on here.