James Blake

Here’s the full lineup of bands playing Austin City Limits (ACL) Fest Nights

September 19, 2022

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a few weeks away from kicking off but the festivities just got bigger with the announcement of ACL Fest Nights. ACL Fest Nights will take place in 10 different venues across Austin, Texas as several of the bands playing the festival will pull double duty and play after-shows […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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Live Review: James Blake stuns a sold-out Enmore Theatre

July 25, 2019

No one wails quite like James Blake. The Enfield artist has a unique way of catching his listeners and drawing them deep inside of his music, coaxing them to the very centre where his vocals are at their most penetrative. He touches your soul, truly, in the same way legends like Sam Cooke and Marvin […]

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Photo Gallery: James Blake – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (24.07.19)

July 25, 2019

James Blake performed his second Sydney Splendour in the Grass at The Enmore Theatre last night. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

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Seven essential Splendour in the Grass sideshows you can still get tickets for

July 2, 2019

The sold-out Splendour in the Grass is just weeks away now, once again bringing in a line-up of local and international acts entirely worthy of the festival’s legacy. From headliners James Blake and Chance the Rapper to must see mid-cards like a returning Friendly Fires and UK emcee Little Simz, there’s going to be a […]

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The five most pleasant surprises on the Splendour in the Grass lineup

April 5, 2019

Splendour in the Grass dominated music news this week with the unveil of their 2019 line-up, which is headlined by millennial hip hop heroes Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino, as well as world-conquering Aussies Tame Impala and Top Dawg Entertainment crooner SZA. Not just on-trend, it’s exciting as hell. But as always, Splendour is […]

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Album of the Week: On Assume Form (2019 LP), James Blake employs a grander palette

January 22, 2019

James Blake has long stood as a unique and talented artist within his own niche of alternative electronic music, with a formidable knack for contemporary hip hop inspired soundscapes as well as the ability to craft twinkling ballads of melancholy. The two sides to his talent occasionally have crossed paths previously (his remix of ‘Timeless’ […]

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10 Things We Learnt at Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival

July 5, 2017

I have been to one European festival before – Main Square in France – but that was six years ago. In that time I got used to the stricter, but definitely more organized, festivals in Australia and the US. If there’s one thing you should take away from this piece it’s this: if you’re going […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 11, 2017

Looking back at last year’s run of new releases, it’s safe to say there were some definite hits alongside those that may not have lived up to the hype. We saw the return of some esteemed artists after a long time out of the spotlight, while some of our own emerging superstar talents came through strongly […]

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triple j releases its Splendour in the Grass programming schedule for next weekend!

July 18, 2016

triple j has unveiled one hell of a live music broadcast this morning, with the release of their Splendour in the Grass programming list for the weekend. If you missed out on tickets to the Byron Bay event, don’t even stress – just tune on in and listen to a wide array of live sets, interviews […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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Flight Facilities join Sigur Rós, Ice Cube and more at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco

June 16, 2016

The tenth Treasure Island Music Festival has unveiled its line up for this year and, for its final year being held on the island in San Francisco Bay, the organisers have planned a memorable list of artists. Headlined by Sigur Rós and Ice Cube, the Treasure Island Music Festival also features James Blake, Purity Ring and Sydney’s Flight Facilities (the […]

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Single of the Day: James Blake “I Need A Forest Fire ft. Bon Iver” (2016)

May 6, 2016

James Blake unexpectedly dropped his third album The Colour In Everything overnight, his first official release since the 2013 favourite Overgrown. The 17-track effort, featuring co-production from Rick Rubin and co-writing from Frank Ocean, also features vocals from Bon Iver in our Single of the Day, “I Need A Forest Fire”. Have a listen to it […]

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James Blake releases anticipated third album The Colour in Anything today

May 6, 2016

New James Blake music is here and ready to make you feel all the feels once more. Originally slated to drop at midnight (US time), Blake’s third album The Colour in Anything is currently sitting pretty on Spotify and iTunes right now. The 17-track album features some notable names, with Rick Rubin as co-producer, a contribution by Bon Iver on the haunting “I Need a […]

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Beyoncé premieres sixth album LEMONADE on TIDAL; features Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake & The Weeknd!

April 24, 2016

Well, after another brilliantly executed social media campaign that sparked the interest of the Beyhive and anyone with any passing interest in anything Beyoncé, Lemonade has finally been revealed. Coming to fans in the form of a hotly anticipated HBO Special, the Lemonade special showed a whole album’s worth of visuals and new songs. The […]

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James Blake, At The Drive-In, Jake Bugg & more announce Splendour sideshows!

April 21, 2016

Splendour in the Grass fans who missed out on tickets yesterday (gathering that was many of you…) now have a second chance to grab tickets to see their favourite Byron Bay bound festival acts, with the first round of official sideshows being announced! The likes of James Blake, At The Drive-In, Jack Garratt and Jake Bugg join the list […]

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Here’s who is playing on what day at Splendour in the Grass 2016

April 13, 2016

This morning Splendour in the Grass dropped a massive lineup on us, with headliners including The Cure, The Strokes and – holy shit – The Avalanches. Also announced is the day-by-day breakdown of the lineup, raising the inevitable speculation of which day is going to the best. Friday 22nd July The festival’s first day is […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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Single of the Day: James Blake “Modern Soul” (2016)

February 12, 2016

James Blake has just released a new single “Modern Soul” on his BBC 1 Radio show and it’s full of his incredible voice and instantly recognisable piano style. There’s no word of when his highly anticipated third album will come out or if this one’s a cut from it, but it certainly makes us excited […]

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Splendour Sideshow Live Review: James Blake – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (31.07.13)

August 1, 2013

“Thanks for having me back.” Oh, James. You are so welcome. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from a James Blake show. I’d mistakenly relegated his second album Overgrown to my personal list of atmospheric background music. That’s not to say I didn’t think he was a stunning vocalist and his hypnotic, electronic soul […]

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