After what can only be described as a whirlwind period following the release of her critically acclaimed debut Don’t Let The Kids Win, Julia Jacklin will return to home soil this May to play her biggest Australian headline stages to date. Julia will perform at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Wednesday 24 May and Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Thursday 25 May with main support from Jaala in both cities and openers Rough River in Melbourne and Elizabeth Hughes in Sydney.
The news comes just days after revealing the video clip for her album track ‘Coming Of Age’. A resolve to accept the passing of time, the snappy fuzz of ‘Coming of Age’ perfectly encapsulates the mood of Julia’s debut. All of the videos from the album to date – ‘Pool Party’, ‘Leadlight’ and title track ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ – have been creatively directed by Julia herself with ‘Coming of Age’ being no exception to the recipe.
Julia continues her international rise this month, returning to the UK, US and Europe for a slew of headline shows – including a sold out 800-capacity Scala in London – and billings on some very respected international festival such as Primavera in Barcelona, Field Day in London, Pickathon in Oregon and Down The Rabbit Hole in the Netherlands.
Joining Julia on her homecoming shows will be Melbourne’s own Jaala who burst onto the scene in 2015 with debut album Hard Hold. Last year saw the release of single ‘Junior Spirit’ the first single from the forthcoming sophomore LP. Jaala’s sound affectionately referred to as shed, a cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock and proggy art-pop.
In Melbourne get there early for local opener Rough River, the project of local singer-songwriter Kate Skinner who released her new single ‘True Wild’ in January this year will follow up with her sophomore LP The Leaving later this year – the follow up to her self-titled debut.
Opening proceedings in Sydney will be solo artist Elizabeth Hughes, who plays with Julia in Phantastic Ferniture and also hails from the Blue Mountains. Elizabeth released ‘Video Shoot’ in August – the first single from her debut EP set for release this year.
With special guests
Jaala, Rough River (Melb), Elizabeth Hughes (Syd)
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