JULIA JACKLIN announces debut LP ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ + 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’.

“I filmed this music video in my old high school hall in the Blue Mountains. A lot of the shots focus on the stage where I performed in the chorus for ‘Grease’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and the unfortunate time I chose to sing ‘Wonderwall’ to a backing CD for a senior assembly. I went back there recently and saw the hall in a whole new light. When I was at school I never really thought about it, it was just a boring school hall that I was forced to sit in for long assemblies and exams. Now I think it’s a really beautiful space.” – Julia Jacklin

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.



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