Jordan Rakei announces Australian homecoming tour in January for ‘Wallflower’

JORDAN RAKEI ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN HOMECOMING TOUR IN JANUARY, 2018 FOR WALLFLOWER Album out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music 

With the release of his inspirational and soul-stirring record Wallflower (out now), Jordan Rakeihas announced he will return to Australia in January, 2018. Following a sold out US tour, the rare talent whose distinct take on soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness will be celebratingWallflower‘s release with headline shows at The Rosemount in Perth, The Triffid in Brisbane, Metro Theatre in Sydney and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne.

At only 25, the Brisbane-raised, London-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer writes with a maturity and flair that belies his years. With a focus on live instrumentation, Wallflower sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often sun-flecked sound he’s known for. Yet, the groove and the cadence unmistakably remains as Jordan frames soul and jazz in a truly vibrant oeuvre that simultaneously recalls his predecessors The Roots and peers The InternetNick Hakim and Hiatus Kaiyote.

Jordan considers Wallflower his most personal work yet – it’s an emotive opus inspired by his own struggles with introversion and anxiety. Sonically lush and complex, yet lyrically relatable and unguarded, key tracks praised off the album include “Nerve” (over 1 million streams on Spotify), “Sorceress” and the latest single “Goodbyes”.

Jordan’s whirlwind rise has been a predominately solo effort. The release of 2014’s EP Groove Curse caught the attention of taste-makers and led to his self-released debut album Cloak (2016) followed by a coveted set at Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party and supports for Jamie Woonand NAO. He has collaborated with TakuTom MischFKJ, and lent vocals to the Disclosuretrack “Masterpiece” (from their 2015 album Caracal) after the duo were tipped off by a friend who had seen Jordan play a tiny basement bar in Australia.

Supported by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Gilles Peterson (BBC 6), GQ and PitchforkWallflower entered the iTunes R&BSoul Chart at number one in Australia and New Zealand.

Details of Jordan Rakei’s Australian tour can be found below.
Wallflower is out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Musichttps://InertiaMusic.lnk.to/Wallflower
JORDAN RAKEI
WALLFLOWER AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by Niche ProductionsFriday January 5 | Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Thursday January 11 | The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday January 12 | Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday January 13 | The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VICTicketsAlso appearing at:

Freedom Time Melbourne
Monday January 1 | Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets

PRAISE FOR WALLFLOWER 

Rakei’s second LP is a melting pot of ideas, pulling inspiration
from a variety of styles and scenes, with his song-writing taking
a step up to another level with this influx of creativity.

The Line Of Best Fit, 8/10

A genre mashing mix of electronic wizardry and jazzy time
signatures lent weight by Rakei’s reflective lyrics and
enigmatic croon.

Evening Standard, 4/5

Creamy modern soul that recalls everyone from Frank Ocean
to Fat Freddy’s Drop.

 Mixmag

Rakei’s vision is unhurried and luminous; this wallflower
is blooming bright.

STACK

‘Nerve’ is a modern soul gem.
Clash

 

Jordan Rakei
Wallflower

  1. Eye To Eye
    2. May
    3. Sorceress
    4. Nerve
    5. Goodbyes
    6. Clues Blues
    7. Chemical Coincidence
    8. Carnation
    9. Lucid
    10. Hiding Place
    11. Wallflower (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke)

Wallflower by Jordan Rakei is out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Order now: 
https://InertiaMusic.lnk.to/Wallflower

 

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Featured Photo Credit : Hollie Fernando

 

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