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Hiatus Kaiyote Share Fan Favourite Single ‘Cinnamon Temple’

Hiatus Kiayote have been playing ‘Cinnamon Temple’ as far back as 2015

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Hiatus Kaiyote have released the final preview from their upcoming album.

“Cinnamon Temple” is the last single from Love Heart Cheat Code, set for release on June 28th. It also happens to be a fan favourite they’ve been playing since 2015.

Lead vocalist Nai Palm explains the song title, saying, “It’s called ‘Cinnamon Temple’ because in Mali they have these mud brick mosques that look like they have cinnamon stuck in them. And because it was inspired by a Malian rhythm, there’s that element to it.” 

Keyboardist Simon Mavin adds about the sonic world the song lives in, “That kind of energy was coming out of Hiatus pre-covid, where we were getting into heavier riffs—not ‘metal,’ but just heavier.”

“Cinnamon Temple” follows the band’s previous singles “Everything’s Beautiful”, “Make Friends”, “Telescope”, and the title track “Love Heart Cheat Code”.

Love Heart Cheat Code features 11 tracks that highlight the band’s collaborative creativity, capturing the spontaneity of late-night jam sessions and organic instrument interactions rather than following a strict musical blueprint. The album includes contributions from Melbourne musicians Taylor “Chip” Crawford on the frello, guitarist Tom Martin, and flautist Nikodimos.

Renowned producer Mario Caldato, known for his work with the Beastie Boys and Seu Jorge, also brings his expertise to the project.

The album’s visual elements showcase artwork by Rajni Perera and a collection of symbols and artifacts created with illustrators Chloe Biocca and Grey Ghost.

As Hiatus Kaiyote prepare for their national tour, which will visit major Australian cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, fans can anticipate live performances of the new album starting this September (see full dates below).

Hiatus Kaiyote’s “Cinnamon Temple” is out now. Pre-order/pre-save Love Heart Cheat Code here

Hiatus Kaiyote – Love Heart Cheat Code National Tour

Tickets on sale here

Tuesday, September 17th
Forum, Melbourne

Friday, September 20th
Enmore, Sydney

Saturday, September 21st
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Friday, September 27th
Astor Theatre, Perth

Saturday, September 28th
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide