Jack River, the alias of musician Holly Rankin has us swooning over her acid-pop/electronica release Sugar Mountain. We can’t wait for her upcoming national tour in September!
It’s Rankin’s song writing and genre hopping that come to the forefront on Sugar Mountain. Her prose is honest and cleverly crafted. The backing track shifts from flat-out pop to seamlessly infused elements of folk, electro, rock, and dreamy psychedelic tones.
Originally from the mid-north coast of NSW and now Sydney based, the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter impressively added producing to her long list of talents last year. She co-produced ‘Talk Like That’ from her EP Highway Songs No.2 with Xavier Dunn. Rankin describes writing ‘Talk Like That’:
“I wrote ‘Talk Like That’ at 3am after walking around the streets with some friends in Sydney. I recorded it in bed as soon as I got home with my laptop and electric guitar, it was one of those songs that was written quickly ’cause the feeling was so potent and instant from the evening’s events.”
You can hear Jack River in our METRO, ALT_SOUNDS and MIX_JJJ lists. And of course you can select your favourite Jack River track via crowdDJ at your local gym, bar or family leisure venue.
Listen to Jack River here or on Spotify:
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