Local singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin, with her debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win has been released. Recorded in New Zealand, Don’t Let The Kids Win courses with the aching current of alt-country and indie-folk, augmented by Julia’s undeniable calling cards: her rich, distinctive voice, and her playful, observational wit. The album offers an honest and intimate examination of a life still being lived.

“Everyone’s constantly talking about being old. Don’t Let The Kids Win is saying yeah we’re getting older, but it’s not so special. It’s not unique… Let’s live now and just be old when we’re old.” – Julia Jacklin

Including ‘Pool Party’, ‘Leadlight’ and current single ‘Coming of Age’, Don’t Let The Kids Win has already wooed hearts around the globe, earning high praise from critics and unabashed love from fans. Locally, the album scored FBI’s coveted feature record on release.

Earlier this week, Julia gave us another cut from Don’t Let The Kids Win, the stirring ‘Hay Plain’.

Recent months have seen Julia bow to the demand of global audiences, performing a hectic number of shows across Canada, Europe, the UK and US, both her own and in support of Marlon Williams. The months ahead will see her continue her world-beating ways, performing further headline shows and also opening for Whitney, before finally returning to Australia for her very own album tour.

2017 will kick off to a flying start, with a host of Summer festivals locally including Laneway, and a return to the UK for a recently announced London show at Scala in March. As we look ahead to welcoming Julia with open arms, we can now absorb the touching beauty of her debut LP, Don’t Let The Kids Win.


With special guest Gabriella Cohen
Presented by triple j

Tickets on sale now via Oztix

Nov 17 | The Foundry, Brisbane
Nov 23 | Jive Bar, Adelaide
Nov 24 | Howler, Melbourne
Dec 1 | Transit Bar, Canberra*
Dec 2 | The Small Ballroom, Newcastle*
Dec 9 | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Dec 10 | FourFiveNine, Perth*             
Dec 16 | The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba*
*Gabriella Cohen not appearing
Nov 18-19 | Mullumbimby Music Festival, NSW
Nov 25 | Paradise Music Festival, VIC
Nov 26-27 | Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
Dec 2-3 | Fairgrounds Festival, NSW

Jan 26, 2017 | Laneway Festival, Brisbane QLD
Jan 28, 2017 | Laneway Festival, Melbourne VIC
Jan 30, 2017 | Laneway Festival, Auckland NZ
Feb 3, 2017 | Laneway Festival, Adelaide SA
Feb 4, 2017 | Laneway Festival, Sydney NSW
Sep 17 | Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Cityfolk
Sep 18 | Toronto, ON, Canada @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sep 20 | Chicago, IL, USA @ Martyrs’ w/ Marlon Williams
Sep 21 | Madison WI, USA @ The Frequency
Sep 22 | Champaign, IL, USA @ Pygmalion Music Festival
Sep 23 | Cincinnati, OH, USA @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 24 | Washington, DC, USA @ DC9 Nightclub w/ Marlon Williams
Sep 25 | New York, NY, USA @ The Bowery Ballroom w/ Marlon Williams
Sep 27| Philadelphia, PA, USA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Marlon Williams
Sep 29 | Montreal, QC, Canada @ Divan Orange w/ Marlon Williams
Sepr 30 | Boston, MA, USA @ Great Scott’s w/ Marlon Williams
Oct 1 | Pine Plaines, NY, USA @Huichica Festival
Oct 4 | West Hollywood, CA, USA @ Troubadour w/ Marlon Williams
Oct 6 | Portland, OR, USA @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Marlon Williams
Oct 7 |  Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Marlon Williams
Oct 8 | Seattle, WA, USA @ Neptune Theatre
Oct 24 | Berlin, Germany @ Maze
Oct 25 | Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell w/Whitney
Oct 26 | Munich, Germany @ Unter Deck w/Whitney
Octo 27 |  St Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace w/Whitney
Octo 29 | Zwolle, Netherlands @ Let’s Get Lost Festival
Octr 30 | Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club w/Whitney
Octr 31 | Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
Nov 2 | Paris, France @ Le Pop-Up du Label
Nov 3 | Brighton, England @ The Haunt w/Whitney
Nov 4 | Nottingham, England @ Bodega w/Whitney
Nov 5 | Glasgow, Scotland @ CCA w/Whitney
Nov 6 | Newcastle, England @ The Cluny w/Whitney
Nov 8 | Manchester, England @ Manchester Gorilla w/Whitney
Nov 9 | Bristol, England @ Thekla w/Whitney
Nov 10 | London, England @ Koko w/Whitney
Nov 11 | Dublin @ Grand Social 
March 2, 2017 | London, England @ Scala

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