Video of the Moment #2100: Julia Jacklin

By on Thursday, 26th May 2016 at 6:00 pm

Transgressive Records have just announced their recent signing of Australian alt-folkie Julia Jacklin who inspired label co-founder Toby L to remark, “Every now and then you hear a new voice and little else seems to matter. Julia Jacklin’s is one such voice”. Jacklin has a delicate, country-style croon that lilts gracefully over her witty and perceptive lyrics, as I heard for myself earlier this year at the NME / UK Trade and Investment showcase at SXSW 2016.

Transgressive marked the new signing by sharing Jacklin’s video for early single ‘Pool Party’, which despite its jovial title is a forlorn tale of substance abuse within a relationship. The accompanying video starkly illustrates the emotional distance between the involved parties, and Jacklin’s vocals wring the heartbreaking emotion out of every line, particularly the chorus lyric “my heart is heavy when you’re high / so, for me, why won’t you try?”.


Julia Jacklin is currently on tour in the UK, following a successful appearance at The Great Escape 2016. She is scheduled to play at the End of the Road Festival in Dorset on the 3rd of September and at Ireland’s Electric Picnic on the 4th of September. You can find Jacklin’s full list of live dates on her official Facebook.

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