ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM DON’T LET THE KIDS WIN OUT OCTOBER 7
+ SHARES NEW SONG ‘LEADLIGHT’ WITH VIDEO
+ TOURING AUSTRALIA THIS MONTH
“Every now and then you hear a new voice and little else seems to matter.
Julia Jacklin’s is one such voice.” – The Guardian
“Julia Jacklin hits right in the heart.” – NPR Music
“Singing thoughtfully about the everyday experiences of heartache.” – The New York Times
Following the news of her recent signing to Liberation Music for Australia and New Zealand, Julia Jacklin is today pleased to announce the release of her ambitious debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win, out this October 7. The news coincides with the release of Jacklin’s latest musical offering, the stunning ‘Leadlight’.
Having garnered high praise after performances at SXSW, The Great Escape and more recently a string of sold out tour dates throughout Australia and Europe, and with global record and agency deals now signed, the Blue Mountains native is poised to have a breakout year.
Indeed, Jacklin’s debut single ‘Pool Party’ gained worldwide attention on release, with influential tastemakers NPR, Consequence Of Sound, DIY Mag, The 405 and Noisey (to name but a few), all singing her praises. She has piqued the interest of specialist radio gurus from Radio 1, triple j, BBC 6, double j, triple j Unearthed (where she was named ‘Artist of the Week’) and Apple Music UK who featured her single on their ‘Best New Artist’ playlist.
Jacklin’s masterful debut album expands on the sentiment of ‘Pool Party’, offering an intimate examination of a life still being lived, as the young singer song-writer reflects on who she is and who she might become. Recorded in New Zealand with producer Ben Edwards, Don’t Let The Kids Win courses with the aching current of alt-country and indie-folk, augmented by Jacklin’s undeniable calling cards: her rich, distinctive voice, and her playful, observational wit.
Now, as Jacklin quits a factory job making essential oils to focus solely on music, and with the release of her new song and album details, the future she had once imagined is fast becoming her present day reality. “It feels really good to be getting closer to my first album release, it has been a long time dream of mine.”
Jacklin will play an East Coast headline tour in late July, supported by Sydney up and comers Middle Kids, before heading out on a world tour that includes nine major festivals and support slots with rising buzzworthy Chicago act, Whitney, plus New Zealander, and Australian favourite, Marlon Williams.
‘Leadlight’ is available now. Don’t Let The Kids Win is out on October 7.
JULIA JACKLIN WORLD TOUR DATES
Jul 27 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
with Middle Kids & Alex L’Estrange
Jul 28 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
with Middle Kids & Allan Smithy
Jul 29 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
with Middle Kids & Ryan Downey
Aug 4-7 Mile Of Music Festival Appleton, WI, USA
Aug 09 Berlin New York. NY, USA
Aug 10 Resident Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 31 The Lexington London, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Into The Great Wide Open Pijnacker, Netherlands
Sep 03 End Of The Road Festival Dorset, United Kingdom
Sep 04 Electric Picnic Stradbally, Ireland
Sep 17 CityFolk Festival Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sep 18 TURF Festival Toronto, ON, Canada
Sep 20 Martyrs’ Chicago, IL, USA**
Sep 24 DC9 Washington, DC, USA**
Sep 25 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, USA**
Sep 27 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA, USA**
Sep 29 Divan Orange Montreal, Canada**
Sep 30 Great Scott’s Boston, MA, USA**
Oct 04 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA, USA**
Oct 06 Dour Fir Lounge Portland, OR, USA**
Oct 07 Biltmore Vancouver, Canada**
Oct 24 Maze Berlin, Germany
Oct 25 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany *
Oct 26 Unter Deck Munich, Germany *
Oct 27 Palace St Gallen, Switzerland *
Oct 29 Lets Get Lost Festival Zwolle, Holland
Oct 30 AB Club Brussels, Belgium *
Oct 31 Rotown Rotterdam, Holland
Nov 3 The Haunt Brighton, UK *
Nov 4 Bodega Nottingham, UK *
Nov 5 CCA Glasgow, UK *
Nov 6 Cluny Newcastle, UK *
Nov 8 Gorilla Manchester, UK *
Nov 9 Thekla Bristol, UK *
Nov 10 KOKO London, UK *
Nov 25-27 Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff VIC, Australia
** with Marlon Williams
* with Whitney