Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

The Middle East, Andy Shauf, Kevin Morby, Marlon Williams, Fleet Foxes, Matt Corby, Loving


band members

Jordan Kenny


Influences

Aldous Harding, Julia Jacklin, Leonard Cohen, Broadcast, Nai Palm, MGMT, Stereolab, Cocteau Twins, Beach House, Weyes Blood, Fleet Foxes, Billie Eilish, Bob Dylan, Arthur Russell, Jorge Ben Jor, Yo La Tengo


Bio

With a beatnik’s flair, Jordan Kenny crafts a smiling and timeless energy. Featuring hints of a folky quirkiness and a kindling poetic voice, his eclectic writing style is artfully composed with forward- thinking altruism and a dreamy complexity.

There’s a tranquility found amongst the psychedelic chords in Jordan’s music that results in a connection between your conscious and unconscious that is unbreakable until the record ends, and in the case of his latest single, nothing has changed. “(I) Blew The Sun Away” describes the ‘nomadic feeling of losing and finding yourself’, revealing the dualities in our personalities – the light of the sun versus the darkness of the shadows. Jordan explains,
“Opposites are seemingly what gives life motion and it is exactly this that I wished to express when making ‘(I) Blew The Sun Away’. In my work, I strive to encapsulate this duality of oneself using surrealist elements – concepts like the wolf and the man in Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf or in this case the clarity of the Sun against the Breath pushing it away.”
Beginning with softly spoken poetry and growing into this mighty beast with heavy chords and piercing riffs, Jordan takes us on an introspective journey with this track – the perfect introduction to this incandescent artist.

In 2018, Jordan self-released his debut EP Rainbows in My Clothes and has since played just about every venue Sydney has to offer. Touring with his own band and dirty ska rockers Cosy Bosom, Jordan has played in front of sold out crowds at Factory Theatre, Vic on the Park, The Vanguard, Paddo RSL, The Brass Monkey and El Sol. Jordan also had the opportunity to perform two of his songs in Tasmania, accompanied by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

This is a really confident debut for Jordan. He's let his grandest ambitions loose and we get the benefits of it with this cinematic and shapeshifting indie pop gem. Even with this spoiler you won't be ready for where it goes with that dramatic crescendo.

This is a really confident debut for Jordan. He's let his grandest ambitions loose and we get the benefits of it with this cinematic and shapeshifting indie pop gem. Even with this spoiler you won't be ready for where it goes with that dramatic crescendo.