Jack River

EP Review: Jack River – Stranger Heart (2020 EP)

February 19, 2020

The evolution of an artist is imperative to their continued success. Sure, you could release a really great debut album and have everyone love it across the musical spectrum, and then proceed to release the same ten songs every two years for the next decade before you seemingly grow out of your target audience, or […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jack River, Didirri and Alex The Astronaut are touring North America together

January 20, 2020

We at the AU are a huge fan of amazing bills of Australians going to tour overseas together, and your latest favourite threesome have just announced they’ll be playing some shows in the US and Canada together for the first time. Aussie acts Didirri, Alex The Astronaut and Jack River are all headed to SXSW […]

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10 more Aussie acts have been added to the SXSW 2020 lineup in Austin

January 16, 2020

It’s that time of year when everything starts ramping up for the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas – where from the 16th to the 22nd of March, hundreds of acts from around the world descend on the Texan capital, including dozens of Australian acts. Ten more were added this week! The ten new […]

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Live Review: Florence & The Machine + Jack River + Marlon Williams – The Domain, Sydney (26.01.19)

January 29, 2019

Florence + The Machine played to nearly thirty thousand people at Sydney’s The Domain this past weekend, and if you’re going to take anything away from this review let it be this: Florence Welch is so much better than all of us, in every facet possible. There’s no two ways about it. It’s as simple […]

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Live Review: Grow Your Own 2019 was a midsummer’s daydream festival experience

January 14, 2019

Now in its third year, Grow Your Own Festival takes place on the North Coast of NSW in the Forster-Tuncurry area. Started in 2016 by local Holly Rankin, aka Jack River, the original motivation of the event was to bring more music to the region for the youth of the area. It has since grown into […]

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Why a trip to Grow Your Own Festival needs to be in your Summer plans

December 23, 2018

It’s finally here – the Summer season of festivals that not only provide an eclectic mix of the best acts currently touring, but require a road trip which offers the chance to visit some of Australia’s most unique and stunning regional locations. Here are our top reasons for why you need to plan a road […]

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Live Review: Spilt Milk Festival delivered a stellar day of Australian music and legendary international artists

November 19, 2018

Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra is really establishing itself as one of Australia’s biggest one day festivals. Now in its third year, even the late withdrawal of international star Childish Gambino didn’t for one second detract from the magic of the day. Childish Gambino’s broken foot led to the inclusion of Aussie favourites Angus and […]

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Live Review: Jack River + Jess Kent + Annie Hamilton – Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.09.18)

September 30, 2018

While it may just be her on stage alias, the brains, vocals and stories behind Jack River is so much more. An entrepreneur, promoter and musician, Holly Rankin brought to life her musical talents and journey as the Sydney leg of her Sugar Mountain album tour made its way to a sold out Metro Theatre. […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in NSW this September

August 27, 2018

Somehow August is just about done and we’re nearly in September. That’s two-thirds of the year done. Goneskies. As spring begins to do its thing and the sun starts to stay out a little longer into the evenings, it’s time for us all to dance and mosh our way into the rest of 2018. Here […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day One) – North Byron Parklands (20.07.18)

July 23, 2018

The first day and night of Splendour in the Grass set the bar impressively high, with the likes of Miguel, Khalid, Angus and Julia Stone, Henry Rollins and more all performing standout sets in the North Byron Parklands on Friday. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60454] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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Album Review: Jack River – Sugar Mountain (2018 LP)

June 22, 2018

There’s always been a strange sense of beauty in melancholia and pain when conveyed in music. Whether it is how relatable or genuinely makes the listener empathise well beyond belief, that’s still up for debate. What definitely is known, however, is that Jack River manages to expertly pull off her debut album Sugar Mountain and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jack River “Limo Song” (2018)

June 4, 2018

Jack River has continued to go from strength to strength recently; when she’s not helming incredible Electric Lady events, performing across the latest festival roll out, she’s been working on what’s set to become one of the biggest Australian releases this side of 2018, in Sugar Mountain. From that record has come “Limo Song” – another twisty, […]

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Best New Music Mondays ft. Jack River, Pataphysics & more (November 27th)

November 27, 2017

Whether you’re into some hard hitting rhymes coming from Omar Musa, intricate production style from Melbourne’s Pataphysics or some glorious new material from Jack River and Walken, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our new playlist and start adding to your own with these choice cuts from Australia and abroad.   ———- This content has recently been […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jack River “Fault Line” (2017)

November 17, 2017

Jack River has returned with an excellent music video for her new single “Fault Line”, released just ahead of her anticipated Melbourne Music Week appearance this weekend. The track itself falls brilliantly in line with previous Jack River releases, brimming with enough edge to keep her alt-pop firmly grounded in reality, while the glimmering high […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Underage event XraySpeX returns to the Oxford Art Factory in November

September 13, 2017

Following on from its successful debut in July, the crew behind XraySpeX are coming back to the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney with another jam packed live music event, specifically catered for the underage music fans. Headlined by The Belligerents and featuring the likes of Jack River, Bleeding Knees Club and Taj Ralph, November’s XraySpeX event is proudly brought to […]

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The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

August 16, 2017

As far as New Year’s festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 today. When you see the likes of ScHoolboy Q, The Presets and Stormzy on the top line of the bill, you know it’s going to be great. An […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 26th 2017)

June 26, 2017

Missed out on the best new releases this past week? Don’t stress because as always, we got you. This week’s Spotify playlist introduces Melbourne’s newest soulful songstress Kaiit, some classic rock’n’roll from The Iron Horses and even a bit of stripped back R’n’B with the new one by Carmouflage Rose. Get listening below!   ———- […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jack River “Fool’s Gold” (2017)

June 23, 2017

Ahead of the Electric Lady events kicking off at the end of the month and at the beginning of July on the east coast, Jack River has dropped a dreamy as hell music video for one of our favourite songs of hers, “Fool’s Gold”. Directed by Matt Sav (Tame Impala, POND), we see the lyrics of the pop song […]

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Jack River reveals ‘ELECTRIC LADY’ two-date bill featuring Alex Lahey, Bec Sandridge & more

April 11, 2017

Hello, yes? We’d like to report that possibly our favourite local line up so far has just been dropped. The perpetrator? One Jack River. “Following the huge surge of electricity emitted by and for women last year in the worlds of music, politics and culture, I had to make something that reflected the times to me.” […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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17 artists from Australia and around the world to watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

With a new year of music already well underway, we’re looking down the barrel of an exciting 12 months of international and Australian releases, that much is obvious. While 2016 introduced us to some of our now-favourite artists who really took off in their own way, we also twigged to some bands and solo musos […]

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Jack River on an exciting 2017 ahead for music, fuelled by kickass Australian female musicians

January 11, 2017

Jack River emerged onto the Australian music scene strongly in 2016, the release of her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2 marking her as a talent to watch. Since joining the I OH YOU family, the musician has been building a solid name for herself but has been taking her time in getting her music out there; […]

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On and off stage at the Falls Festival: A look at our time behind the scenes at Lorne

January 10, 2017

We had a ball returning to the lush forest up at Lorne for the Falls Festival over New Year’s! Now that the dust has settled for another year, we’re looking back on our time on the Victorian coast with some of the artists who made our festival both on and off stage. Photos by Briana Davis. [print_gllr id=31590] […]

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Heading to the Falls Festival? Lock these artists down on your list of must-sees.

December 23, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival remains one of our favourites on the summer calendar; whether you’re headed for the forest surrounds of the long-running Lorne event, the envious lush getaway vibes Marion Bay offers, the newer stomping grounds at Byron Bay or, in 2017, downtown Fremantle, Falls offers punters a festival experience unlike many […]

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Blood Orange, Big Scary, My Disco and more confirmed for Sugar Mountain 2017

October 17, 2016

Sugar Mountain has delivered a stomper line up for 2017 proving once more its status as one of the country’s best celebrations of new music and art from around the world. Names like Blood Orange, Big Scary, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pantha Du Prince immediately jumped out as must-sees, especially considering this Melbourne date is to be Blood Orange’s only […]

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Jack River announces headline tour dates for December!

October 14, 2016

Celebrating her debut EP with her very first headline tour, Jack River will be hitting town just in case you missed her at this year’s I OH YOU BIGSOUND  after party. With a cinematic and dreamy sound with her breathy vocals, Jack River is certainly one to keep your eye on in the indie circuit. […]

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You Am I, Jack River, Northeast Party House & more added to Falls Festival line up!

October 13, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival has added to its summer east coast line up today, with the addition of a smattering of great Australian and international talent! If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to be getting on the Falls train this New Year’s, Marion Bay and Fremantle events are still on […]

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Album News Weekly: 30th September 2016.

September 30, 2016

This week in album news…Simple Minds have announced the release of a new acoustic album, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry’s collaborative project is out now, Honeyblood comes through with Babes Never Die, Jeff Rosenstock pops up with WORRY. and more! SIMPLE MINDS The iconic group have announced a brand new acoustic album, due out for release this […]

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