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Jun Parker Music

Australian Neo City Pop

It's time for 'funky nostalgia'

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'Funky Nostalgia' - the story begins...

Jun Parker a neo city pop artist based in Portland in South West Victoria. Infusing elements of Japanese 70's and 80's City Pop vibe and sentimentalities, his lyrical world of love, philosophy and dreamscapes elevates the listeners to a whole new universe. That sense of 'funky nostalgia' inhabits the rhythmic core of all of us. So let's get the beat going.

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Selected Radio Appearances

Radio Canut Interview in Lyon, France 2 Sep '23

Here is my live radio interview in Lyon France. So grateful for the hospitality from the Radio Canut's Muteki program production team!

SBS Radio Interview 29 Aug '23

SBS is a major national radio station in Australia. And here is a link to the interview with them. [Interview in Japanese]

Interview with Anton Cleary on 3WAY-FM 103.7

Interview with Anton Cleary on radio station 103.7 3WAY-FM. 27 June 2023. It is my local radio station based in South West Victoria!

Musashino FM Interview 31 May '22

This is a rarely made available interview with a really cool radio personality from the Japanese radio station Musashino FM in Tokyo.

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Dancing in the Dark

Review by Mesmerised

Jun Parker Goes Philosophical on Retro-Pop Jewel ‘Dancing in the Dark’

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Say Goodbye (Dusk Mellow Edit)

Review by Mesmerised

City-Pop Wonder Jun Parker Returns With Mellower Soothing Offering ‘Say Goodbye’

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Review by Sinusoidal Music

'Embracement is is a delightful urban contemporary number that you would keep spinning on repeat while drowning in nostalgia.'

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Review by YMX

Jun Parker Resurges City Pop In Debut Gem ‘Embracement’

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Say Goodbye

Review by Obscure Sound

'“Say Goodbye (Dusk Mellow Edit)” is another compelling success from Jun Parker.

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Review by the Other Side

'Through the bright instrumentation and addictive vocals of ‘Embracement’, Jun Parker takes us on a city walk through past and present, tinged with melancholy.'

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Artist Interview

by Rising Artists

Clink on the Article Link to the Artist Interview!

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Dancing in the Dark

Review by Sinusoidal Music

'Indulging in the whimsical charm of “Dancing in the Dark” is a nostalgic experience that will leave you mesmerized by its captivating blend of Japanese elements and retro sounds'

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Dancing in the Dark

Review by Indie Music Flex

'’s clear that Jun Parker is the next big thing to watch out for in the Australian indie music scene.'

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Review by Find No Enemy

'Jun Parker’s style is distinctively retro, a kind of soulful funky groove that somehow has melancholic tonalities embedded within it. '

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Say Goodbye

Review by Find No Enemy

'A truly delightful piece of escapist J-Pop.'

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Review by the Beat

'Having only recently made his foray into music in recent years, Jun Parker has already stood out from his peers as a trailblazing, innovative and genre-defiant artist.'

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Say Goodbye

Review by Rock Era Magazine

'Jun Parker’s latest single is a truly captivating one in terms of sound and concept. '

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Dancing in the Dark

Review by Necessary Outlet

'....Jun’s straight tone is strong, and he has a talent for emoting'

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Dancing in the Dark

Review by Sistra

'“Dancing In The Dark” plays with themes of philosophy and cosmology in a rhythmically irresistible fashion, for beneath the deceptively catchy beat is accompanied by a moral question in reference to Plato’s allegory of the cave.'

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Review by Karlismyuncle

'Setting the tone with a luscious and rippling keys riff accompanied by dimensional bass and layered guitars, we are already hypnotized by Jun Parker‘s release'

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Review by Gifted Balance Records

‘Embracement’ is Jun Parker’s debut release on streaming services and is a stunning Neo City Pop track that will leave you absolutely speechless.

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Review by Roadie Music

'The single permeates pop, disco, jazz, soul, bossa nova, in absurdly seductive melodic transitions, the sound abducts us in irremediable sensory proportions!'

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Say Goodbye

Review by Iggy Magazine

'Faites le plein d’émotion avec le single « Say Goodbye » de Jun Parker'

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Say Goodbye

Review by FV Music Blog

'...the outstanding vocal performances are filled with soul and inject luscious colour into the piece.'

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Review by Obscure Sound

'...meshing abundant hooks with heartfelt sentimentality, is one that would make city pop staples like Tatsuro Yamashita proud.'

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