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Jordan Reyne releases internationally acclaimed EP 'Crone'

Jordan Reyne releases internationally acclaimed EP 'Crone' in NZ

Jordan Reyne's stunning new EP 'Crone' is being released in New Zealand - appropriately timed for our Winter Solstice. And 'stunning' is not a word that we bandy around lightly.

The Crone EP is the first release in a trilogy of EPs called Maiden - Mother - Crone.

Maiden, Mother, Crone

A new EP trilogy combining pagan archetypes with modern political tales.


"My mum once said - 'Every day I get up, feeling like the same person I have always been, then I look in the mirror and think, who is this bloody old woman staring at me?'. It was a humorous comment but it made me realise the extent to which we are trained to alter the kinds of perception we have of ourselves, or of others, to go with appearances" - Jordan Reyne.

In contrast to the wisdom bestowed on the old in the past, we often overlook those above a certain age. In modern society, people gain our attention by being deemed attractive or useful, and we too often judge the old as neither. The flipside of being off the radar is the freedom to say what you like. The Crone is a very political figure. She is forthright because nothing is expected of her. She can demand change because she has little to lose.

Listen to the EP in full at:

Jordan Reyne grew up in New Zealand before moving to Germany in 2003 and the UK in 2012. Described by New Zealand's National Radio as the "author of a new sound", Jordan is a 3-time Tui Award nominee, and has lent her voice to projects ranging from Cafe Del Mar through to Lord of the Rings. She has seven internationally acclaimed albums to her credit and has and toured the UK, USA, Germany, Poland, Scandinavia and New Zealand.

Jordan's wide appeal and uncategorisable style has led to supports for bands as diverse as Fields of the Nephilim, New Model Army, White Zombie and the Eden House (for whom she is the permanent live vocalist). Her festival appearances include Glastonbury (UK), The New Zealand International Festival of the Arts (NZ), Wave Gothic Treffen (Germany), The Big Day Out (NZ / Aus), Frankfurt Music Messe (Germany), Soundedit (Poland), Whitby Gothic Weekend (UK) and many more.


“May just be making the most important sound of this year...simply stunning. A thoroughly unique work of art from start to finish... Whether by hook or crook, you MUST own this album. RATING -

5 / 5” BBC Channel 4 (UK)

"It's hard to categorise music this original - PJ Harey springs to mind, but the style is 100% Jordan's... Her vocals are astounding". The Mix (UK)

“One of this country's most gifted, probing and intelligent writers. A dark, emotionally intense and musically arresting concept album... delivered in lean poetry and electrifying folknoir. An impressive

achievement” – Graham Reid, Elsewhere (New Zealand)


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