Weekend Recall: Julia Jacklin
Our Monday Morning Reminiscence of the weekend past
Singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin grew up in the shadow of Australia’s Blue Mountains before moving to the Sydney area. After toiling for a while in an unfulfilling factory job, she liberated herself to pursue music full-time, which resulted in the release of her critically-acclaimed debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win.
Jacklin writes music that feels immediately timeless—it’s not difficult to imagine both your cool friends and your grandparents slow-dancing to her songs. At center stage is Jacklin’s mournfully emotive voice, which, when paired with clean, unadorned production, creates a sense of lonely immediacy that makes the listener feel like its just her and them. When that voice is paired with her signature slow-swaying shuffle rhythms and softly-strummed guitar, she conjures an atmosphere akin in its dreamy ethereality to a stage show in a David Lynch film. It’s sad, honest, and vivid songwriting, the kind that never goes out of style.
We caught up with Julia as she kicked off her first North American tour since the release of Don’t Let The Kids Win. She will be headlining a handful of shows up and down the west coast before setting off on an extensive cross-country tour supporting Andy Shauf.
Catch Julia on her tour, dates below:
Tue. May 2 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Wed. May 3 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Thu. May 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. May 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Sat. May 6 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon. May 8 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
Tue. May 9 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Thu. May 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Fri. May 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Sat. May 13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. May 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
Tue. May 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Wed. May 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri. May 19 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
Sat. May 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Sun. July 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Sat. July 29 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Thu. Aug 3 - Sun. Aug. 6 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival