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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 to date at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Wednesday 24 May and Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Thursday 25 May and will be joined by Melbourne four-piece Jaala.
‘Julia Jacklin hits right in the heart’ – NPR
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 explains the concept behind the clip:
“I spent a lot of my teenage years wandering the streets of my hometown Springwood, so it seemed fitting to make the music video for ‘Coming of Age’ with my high school friend behind the camera and my younger brother and I in front. My first job was at the Springwood gardens Chinese restaurant and I managed to get my old boss in a shot. I didn’t think he’d remember me, it’s been a decade since I spent my weekends cleaning plates and putting prawn crackers in the deep fryer.”
Of the track, Julia said:
“It’s louder than my other songs… More guitars, more noise. It’s about the need for a new muse when one has given you all it can. It’s also like a mirror pep talk. Looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, “Come on, girl!,’ stop fretting over the passing of time and just get to work.”
To say the past year has been a busy one for the Sydney-based artist would be an understatement. In October last year Julia released her stunning debut LP to a rapturous response. Julia toured the UK and US with headline shows and as main support for Whitney and Marlon Williams and played The Great Escape in Brighton and SXSW.
’Julia Jacklin examines themes of love and loss and thoughtfulness with a prickling sense of self-awareness.’ — Noisey
‘You can just imagine yourself drunk, swaying along with her band and someone you love in a dimly lit bar’ – ✭✭✭✭ Rolling Stone Australia
Back home, in addition to playing to sell-out crowds on her national album tour and joining the hugely successful Laneway Festival circuit, Julia also managed to bring the country to tears with her stirring rendition of The Strokes’ ‘Someday’ on triple j’s Like A Version.
Julia continues her international rise this month, returning to the UK, US and Europe for a slew of headline shows – some of which have already sold out – and billings on some very respected international festival such as Primavera in Barcelona, Field Day in London and Down The Rabbit Hole in the Netherlands.
Joining Julia on her homecoming shows will be Melbourne band Jaala who burst onto the scene in 2015 with their debut album Hard Hold. Last year saw the release of single ‘Junior Spirit’ the first single from their forthcoming sophomore LP. Fronted by Cosima Jaala their sound affectionately referred to as shed, a cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock and proggy art-pop.
We look forward to once again welcoming Julia home, don’t miss her biggest headline shows to date this May.