“Jordan Rakei”

Album of the Week: Jordan Rakei’s Origin is an impressive blend of art, technology, politics and soul

June 14, 2019

London-based Australian musician Jordan Rakei has just dropped his new album, Origin, his third, and first since the release of Wallflower back in 2017.  Initially I came to this album on a bit of a whim, unfamiliar with Rakei’s past output, but drawn in by plaudits from the likes of Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin. […]

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CLOVES and G Flip join massive Aussie contingent headed to SXSW 2018

February 22, 2018

With SXSW (AKA “every music lovers ultimate fantasy”) just weeks away from taking over Austin, Texas the annual event continues to add names from all over the world to the seemingly endless program of live music. As always, Australia is going to be very well represented across the week, with the latest artists joining the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jordan Rakei “Eye To Eye” (2018)

February 21, 2018

We love Jordan Rakei. His latest album Wallflower remains one of our favourites of last year; brooding, enticing and boasting some of his best-produced songs yet. Album opener “Eye to Eye” is one of the strongest on the record and unsurprisingly, has become a strong favourite at live shows of Rakei’s also. To continue to […]

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The 13th AMP moves to Melbourne again in 2018; Sampa the Great, Jen Cloher & more up for top prize

January 24, 2018

The Australian Music Prize has revealed its anticipated shortlist for 2018, following a run of meetings in Sydney earlier this month by the prize’s judging panel, helmed by AMP Chairperson and Hoodoo Gurus frontman, Dave Faulkner. The panel this year welcomed producer Charles Fisher, musician Melinda Schneider and CMC’s Group Program Manager Tim Daley to the fold, as the panel deliberated […]

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9 Gigs You Can’t Miss This January!

December 18, 2017

January means a new year, when we try to uphold resolutions and prepare for the year ahead. We’ve picked 0 unmissable gigs that will get you partying well into the new year. The xx British indie trio The xx are back in Australia in support of critically acclaimed album I See You. Here the three musicians bring […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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Interview: Jordan Rakei on a darker Wallflower and returning to Australia for summer

November 16, 2017

Jordan Rakei is coming home. Now based in London, the 25 year old has been revelling in the release of his much anticipated sophomore album Wallflower, a fitting follow up to what was an absolute smash of a debut in 2016’s Cloak. “I just sort of hibernate in London,” he laughs during our recent chat. “This time […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 12th 2017)

June 12, 2017

With the close of another week comes our round-up of all the best picks from The AU Review’s writers and editors that you might’ve missed, compiled into one Spotify playlist. We’ve included the wavy, dream-pop newie from Ariel Pink, a hot-fire collab between RL Grime and Miguel, plus an abrasive (and exciting) new addition from Sløtface. It’s definitely a […]

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Single of the Day: Jordan Rakei “Sorceress” (2017)

June 7, 2017

Jordan Rakei has returned with a brand new single in “Sorceress” – a hit of soul that gives us an insight into the vocalist and producer’s forthcoming album. Of course, Rakei worked his way onto the radars and into the hearts of many with his 2016 record Cloak, firmly establishing the NZ-born, UK-based artist as one […]

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The Hills Are Alive announces Cloud Control, Amy Shark and more for 2017 festival

February 8, 2017

The hills are definitely going to be alive in South Gippsland in March. The 9th annual ‘Festival of Friends’ and the line-up for The Hills Are Alive is all killer, no filler. For three days, the farm comes alive with music, comedians, food, field games, and for the really committed, free camping. Featuring the likes of Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, Amy […]

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3rd Annual AU Award Winners Revealed: A.B. Original, Remi, NGAIIRE, Colin Lillie & more come out on top

December 15, 2016

What an absolute trip 2016 has been as we’ve immersed ourselves in incredible live music scenes around the country. We’ve seen some stellar artists emerge from all corners, really making the year their own. As 2016 approaches its final weeks, the Australian industry and its artists have been celebrated in all different forms; from multiple […]

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Music Video of the Day: REMI ft. Jordan Rakei “Lose Sleep” (2016)

December 13, 2016

If you’ve listened to Divas and Demons from front to back at least once since its release, “Lose Sleep” is definitely one of the standout tracks. For Remi and Jordan Rakei, the collaboration saw both artists delve into the reflective and the end result? A soulful and poignant single that speaks to those who have felt like they’re flailing […]

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

November 2, 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and […]

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