Hot off the heels of the release of his acclaimed second album Wallflower, New Zealand-born singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei returned to Bristol last month to treat a sell-out Thekla crowd to his unique brand of self-reflective soul. Released last month on Ninja Tune, Rakei’s sophomore long player marks a notable progression from his …

Dirty yellow skies, a burnt orange sun, unfamiliar winds and an all round sense of impending apocalyptic doom. Remember that Monday when we all thought the sun had died? It was also the day I went to watch Forest Swords aka Matthew Barnes play live at the The Lantern. Barnes’ sonic landscapes of crunchy, distorted …

After self-releasing his debut album Cloak last year, supremely talented singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Rakei was scooped up by Ninja Tune after someone from the label heard one of his tracks playing in café and Shazamed it. Easily one of the most respected record labels in the world and (along with sister label …