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Video of the Moment #2921: Julia Jacklin

By on Thursday, 7th February 2019 at 6:00 pm

I can tell I’m really going to love Julia Jacklin‘s new album out later this month. The Aussie singer/songwriter has tapped into feelings that come out strongly following a failed relationship, something we all can relate to. The previously revealed ‘Head Alone’ was an anthem for female empowerment. With ‘Pressure to Party’, Jacklin addresses the inevitable peer pressure you get to go out following a breakup, the kind of pressure levied by well-meaning friends who don’t realise the act of socialising has to be done only when you’re ready. ‘Crushing’, Jacklin’s sophomore effort, will be out on the 22nd of February on Transgressive Records. For all of our past coverage on Julia Jacklin, go here.


Video of the Moment #2913: Julia Jacklin

By on Monday, 10th December 2018 at 6:00 pm

In early October in this previous Video of the Moment, I mused that we were due a new album from Julia Jacklin soon. I was right! Her sophomore LP ‘Crushing’ will be out on the 22nd of February 2019, so just a few months to go. The latest taster from the upcoming album Jacklin has gifted to us is for ‘Head Alone’, which has an empowering message for women, and for anyone, really.

She sings, “I don’t want to be touched all the time / I raised my body up to be mine” and I’ll say it ’til he understands / you can love somebody without using your hands”, emphatic statements about having a strong self-esteem to value yourself and to not give away your body to just anyone. If this were my other site through here.


Video of the Moment #2894: Julia Jacklin

By on Thursday, 4th October 2018 at 6:00 pm

While we haven’t heard new music from singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin in quite a while, the Aussie hasn’t been exactly resting and plotting her next move. She’s been busy with another side project, Phantastic Ferniture, a garage band starring Jacklin and two old friends and who released their eponymous debut album this summer. The LP is available now through Polyvinyl if you fancy seeking it out.

Prior to that, Jacklin’s only solo material available besides her 2016 Transgressive debut album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’ was last year’s 7″, double-A sided single ‘Eastwick’/’Cold Caller’. This week, she surprises us with new single ‘Body’, accompanied with a promo video filmed as a long drive and jaunt out in the Australian wilderness with no particular destination. Watch it below. We hope this signals a future LP-length release in the near future for the Aussie. For more on Julia Jacklin here on TGTF, go here.


Video of the Moment #2460: Julia Jacklin

By on Thursday, 26th October 2017 at 6:00 pm

Aussie singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin released new material last month. The double-A-sided single ‘Eastwick’/’Cold Caller’ follows the Transgressive Records signee’s debut album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’, which dropped in late 2016. We featured the video for ‘Eastwick’ here on TGTF near the start of summer; Jacklin is now ready to share the promo for ‘Cold Caller’. The actual premise for the video is simple: Jacklin wanted to dance in front of a dance studio’s room-length mirror and enjoy herself. She explains:

“Over my 5 years of dancing training I accumulated about 4 dance moves, which have all been utilised in this clip. You could say it all started here in this dance studio in my hometown Springwood where beginning at the age of 11, I laboured and then learned that I was not going to be a professional dancer. Nevertheless for those 5 years I did my best; tap danced at a casino in a high vis one-piece to ‘Working Class Man’, waved my arms repeatedly around at an event held in a McDonalds car park to Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)’, crammed my pre-pubescent body into silver hot pants for Pink’s ‘Get this Party Started’. It’s still my favourite thing to do, and this song is about something worrying but also something incredibly joyful and all I could think to do to express that was to dance.”

Watch the promo video for ‘Cold Caller’ below. The 7″ of ‘Eastwick’/’Cold Caller’ is out now on Transgressive Records. The UK leg of Jacklin’s international tour begins on the 2nd of November at Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms and ends on the 9th at London Shepherds Bush Empire. The American leg will follow, starting on the 13th of November at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, concluding at the Echo in Los Angeles on the 21st, before Jacklin returns home for the travelling Falls Festival from the end of December into early January in Oz. All of our past coverage on Julia Jacklin here on TGTF is through here.


Video of the Moment #2382: Julia Jacklin

By on Friday, 16th June 2017 at 6:00 pm

Julia Jacklin came to wider prominence after appearing at SXSW 2016 and the release of her Transgressive debut ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’ last winter. The Australian singer/songwriter has now announced she will be releasing a new 7″, double A-sided single in September. The first side, ‘Eastwick’, has its own promo video, in which Jacklin acts oddly blasé holding and drinking from an electric blue cocktail. Watch the video below. ‘Eastwick’/’Cold Caller’ will be available on the 15th of September on Polyvinyl Records (North America), Transgressive Records (UK) and Liberation Music (Australia).



Video of the Moment #2302: Julia Jacklin

By on Tuesday, 21st February 2017 at 6:00 pm

Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin has unveiled a new video for ‘Coming of Age’, the latest single from her 2016 album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’. We first encountered Jacklin at SXSW 2016, where she captured my heart singing a song about her kid brother. So, it seems singularly fitting to me that the aforementioned sibling has joined Jacklin for the ‘Coming of Age’ video, playing the on-screen role of videographer to Jacklin’s quasi-professional, blue-blazered reporter.

Jacklin-as-reporter and her brother take an “objective” look back at their hometown of Springwood as they trail back through their old haunts in search of “news.” Jacklin even manages to catch her old boss from Springwood Gardens Chinese Restaurant on film. “I didn’t think he’d remember me,” she confesses. “It’s been a decade since I spent my weekends cleaning plates and putting prawn crackers in the deep fryer.”

The actual footage for the new video was recorded by Jacklin’s high school friend Nick McKinley, who presumably spent a fair amount of time in the pictured Springwood scenes himself once upon a time. His nostalgic yet playful visual interpretation of the song makes it easy to believe Jacklin’s genuine incredulity in the chorus: “I didn’t see it coming, my coming of age”.

Julia Jacklin’s debut album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’ is out now on Transgressive Records. You can read TGTF’s complete past coverage of Jacklin right through here.



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