Nai Palm - Needle Paw [Album Review]
'It’s no small wonder that with such a glowing résumé in a relatively short period of time that the talented front-woman of Hiatus Kaiyote – Nai Palm (Naomi Saalfield), has decided to release a solo effort.
Whilst the omission of the usual layered sounds weaved by the rest of the band around Nai Palm’s voice are definitely missed on this record, Nai certainly holds her own with the skeleton crew of acoustic support and backing singers as her talented voice masterfully weaves through track after track. There are several familiar songs that feature on this project as Nai Palm’s powerful voice is showcased on re-works of Hiatus Kaiyote tracks – an interesting choice from Nai, that perhaps highlights a wish to present to fans and critics alike that independently her voice can hold its own. [...]'