Menu Subscribe Search



Subscribe for the Latest Music News

Enter your email address below to subscribe to a regular(ish) dose of AAA Backstage goodness direct to your inbox.

RACKETT Shares New Love Ballad ILY Alley And Gives Us A Take 5

RACKETT has just released a killer new love ballad ILY Alley, a tribute to former bass player Alley that celebrates friendship. The single follows on from previously released tracks Machinations and Oxytoxic.

The accompanying visual for ILY Alley was made using over 100 clips captured over four years of the band, from tour life with The Darkness and Stonefield to dancing in the kitchen of the decrepit mansion RACKETT lived in with the band and that moment RACKETT shaved her head during her performance for Jack River’s Electric Lady World.

To celebrate the release, we thought we’d hand it over to RACKETT to fill us in on some of her most inspiring artists and tunes that helped shape her career as a recording artist.


In parallel to the RACKETT evolution from band to solo artist, I started listening to new music. Before the change, I was listening to rock (punk, psych). My boyfriend at the time was listening to Tyler the Creator and I hooked into that sound. I started listening to ASAP Rocky which lead me to Charli XCX via FKA Twigs. This opened up a whole world of synthetic production that moved my body in a new way. I wasn’t headbanging (though that’s still fun), I was moving my hips and it felt good.


Alice Longyu Gao – Rich Bitch Juice

This track is badass and rich and full of attitude. The production on this is so swag and the lyrics, ’I’m f**king tired, exhausted, I need my rich bitch juice’ is something I relate too. I came across Alice Longyu Gao via Dorian Electra when they announced a tour in the states earlier this year.



Roisin Murphy (Moloko) – Sing it Back

This is the original Sing it Back by Moloko, the remix version by Boris Dlugosch is the most known version. I love to hear the original version in contrast with the remix. The extended live version is even better


Theophilus London – Whiplash (feat. Tame Impala)

Tame Impala is always an exception. This one is lit, for me, it’s the past and future at once. It’s got a hell of swag to it. The track is from Theophilus London’s album Babey.



070 Shake – Rocketship

I came across 070 Shake whilst browsing Spotify on the new releases page. If I don’t know an artist, I’ll check them out based on their artwork. The song is from the album Modus Vivendi and the artwork is a future nostalgia robot women, an aesthetic I’m into.


Dante Knows – Uchi Uchi

I’m obsessed with Dante Knows music. Dante is from the states, he’s in Australia for a bit and I saw him play a local show at The Lansdowne in Sydney. He played at my ‘Oxytoxic’ single launch earlier this year.



If you want to support artists like RACKETT and others, don’t forget to follow our Spotify and Apple Music Weekly Catch playlists.

Written by John Zebra