Wallflower out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Touring Australia in January, 2018
At his biggest gig to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire last Friday night, Jordan Rakeibrought out his friend – the hotly-tipped Alfa Mist – to join him performing a stripped-down keys and vocals version of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” for his encore. With the crowd singing along, it was a truly sublime conclusion to an incredible night.
This duet version of “Lost” with Alfa Mist on piano is now available as part of a live session that Jordan recorded for Spotify alongside new versions of original songs “May“, “Lucid” and “Chemical Coincidence“.
Jordan will be returning to Australian shores in January, 2018 for a run of headline shows in celebration of Wallflower. He will be playing at The Rosemount in Perth, The Triffid in Brisbane, Metro Theatre in Sydney and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Further details below
WALLFLOWER AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by Niche Productions
Friday, 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, VIC
Also appearing at:
Here’s To Now
Friday, December 29 | Coriole Vineyards, McLaren Vale, SA
Freedom Time Melbourne
Monday January 1 | Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne, VIC
Jordan moved to London from his hometown Brisbane two years ago and has forged strong roots and friendships in the UK’s flourishing music underground – from Tom Misch and Loyle Carner to The Invisible’s Dave Okumu, Bradley Zero and his Rhythm Section family (with whom Jordan released an EP under his Dan Kye moniker), Richard Spaven and a raft of fast rising British jazz and soul artists: Moses Boyd, Oscar Jerome, Poppy Ajudha, and Joe Armon-Jones to name a few.
With his new album Wallflower newly released on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music, the heat around the insanely talented vocalist, songwriter and producer Jordan Rakei continues to intensify. Through the European summer he lit up stages at Glastonbury, Dimensions, North Sea Jazz Festival, Farr Festival and Pitch Festival before selling out his debut headline US tour. The Brisbane-raised, London-based artist went on to blaze a trail around the UK, selling out in Bristol, Brighton and Leeds and ending with his largest show to date at a rammed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. In the midst of his touring, Jordan also somehow found time to present Jamz Supernova’s BBC Radio 1Xtra radio show whilst she was away. The three hour show gave him a chance to share some of his current favourite music – from the likes of King Krule, Moses Sumney, Mount Kimbie, Henry Wu and Nick Hakim – in addition to inviting his friends Yussef Dayes (of Yussef Kamaal) and Alfa Mist in for chats and presenting an exclusive mix from Photay (Astro Nautico).
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
Evening Standard, 4/5
“Creamy modern soul that recalls everyone from Frank Ocean
to Fat Freddy’s Drop.”
“Rakei’s vision is unhurried and luminous; this wallflower
is blooming bright.”
“‘Nerve’ is a modern soul gem.”
1. Eye To Eye
6. Clues Blues
7. Chemical Coincidence
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.
Featured Photo Credit: Hollie Fernando