A phenomenal talent, Jordan Rakei is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/producer with an incredible soul voice, preparing to release his new album “Wallflower” via Ninja Tune on 22nd September 2017. The record frames soul and jazz in a truly vibrant oeuvre simultaneously recalling his predecessors The Roots and peers The Internet, Nick Hakim and Hiatus Kaiyote.
Released digitally today new single ‘Nerve’ is a sweetly swung groove founded on warm organ, bass and effortlessly understated guitar licks courtesy of Dave Okumu (The Invisible). “The song is about the concept of loving yourself wholly and truly before you offset that love onto others”, explains Jordan.
1. Eye To Eye
6. Clues Blues
7. Chemical Coincidence
10. Hiding Place
11. Wallflower (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke)
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In September, Jordan heads out on his first headline US tour and with several gigs selling out in double quick time, additional shows have been added to meet the demand in New York and San Francisco. The European leg begins on 11th October in Birmingham and takes in Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Nottingham and London (at Shepherd’s Bush Empire).
19 Aug Pop Festival 2017, Cologne, Germany
20 Aug MS Dockville, Hamburg, Germany
15 Sep Rough Trade (8pm), Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
+ EXTRA LATE SHOW (11.30PM) ADDED DUE TO HUGE DEMAND!
16 Sep The Mercury Lounge, New York, NY – SOLD OUT
17 Sep: The Mercury Lounge, New York, NY – EXTRA SHOW ADDED!
19 Sep Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
20 Sep Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
22 Sep Popscene (7pm), San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
+ EXTRA LATE SHOW (10PM) ADDED DUE TO HUGE DEMAND!
11 Oct Birmingham Institute 3, Birmingham, UK
12 Oct Thekla, Bristol, UK
13 Oct Haunt, Brighton, UK
16 Oct Gorilla, Manchester, UK
17 Oct Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
18 Oct Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
20 Oct O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
27 Oct Säälchen, Berlin, DE
28 Oct Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, DE
29 Oct Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, DK
31 Oct Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
01 Nov BIRD, Rotterdam, NL
02 Nov Vooruit Balzaal, Gent, BE
03 Nov Gebäude 9, Cologne, DE
05 Nov Ampere, Munich, DE
06 Nov Magnolia, Milan, IT
07 Nov Exil, Zurich, CH
09 Nov Badaboum, Paris, FR
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