‘Two records in, Julia Jacklin has found a new confidence in her own instincts’
Q Magazine

‘With these elegantly devastating songs, Julia carves out a space, and a class, all of her own’– MOJO 8/10

‘Crushing is a dark exploration of the desolation following a breakup, but the bitter medicine is sweetened by Jacklin’s voice and the occasional garage rush’
Uncut 8/10

‘[‘Body’] A maudlin song about your shitty boyfriend being arrested on a plane for smoking in the toilets. What’s not to love?’ – The FADER

Following the critically acclaimed cuts ‘Body’ and ‘Head Alone’, Julia Jacklin now shares ‘Pressure To Party’ – the new single from her forthcoming album Crushing out next month through Liberation Records.

Premiered last night on triple j Good Nights, the full-tilt and harmony-spiked track finds Julia pushing for emotional freedom. “When you come out of a relationship, there’s so much pressure to act a certain way. First it’s like, ‘oh, you’ve gotta take some time for yourself…’ but then if you take too much time it’s, ‘you’ve gotta get back out there!’ This song is just my three-minute scream, saying I’m going to do what I need to do, when I need to do it.” – Julia Jacklin

The music video (directed by Julia and long-time visual collaborator Nick Mckk) was filmed in a familiar location and features Julia and her siblings, plus a guest appearance from Body Type. “I went back to the house we shot my first music video ‘Pool Party’ in, as it felt like a good visual book end for the last 3 years. We shot the video in one take. It took a few practice runs but we managed to get it done in about 4 hours. We all swam in the pool after. It was a really special day. I managed to get all of my siblings in the clip, and we hadn’t all been in the same room together for over 4 years. I also got one of my favourite bands ‘Body Type’ to wear all my old music video outfits and pretend to be my band.”

WATCH: ‘Pressure To Party’ by Julia Jacklin
Produced by Bourke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Liam Finn) and recorded at The Grove Studios in NSW, Julia’s second full-length Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, and an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. With her storytelling centred on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.

Presented by Frontier Touring and triple j, the AUS Crushing Tour will see the Blue Mountains artist play some of her biggest rooms to date, visiting metro and regional cities throughout Feb / March. She’ll be joined by Olympia – who has recently released the follow up single to her LP Self Talk, which was awarded the Australian Music Prize. Following the Australian leg, Julia will head overseas for a massive run of shows across the UK, Europe, the US and Canada.

‘Body’ and ‘Head Alone’ are receiving widespread love from fans, media and radio alike. The latter is currently on rotation at triple j and FBi, and this week it was announced that ‘Body’ is up for Song of the Year at the 2019 FBi SMAC Awards.

‘’Head Alone’ sounds at first like placid folk-rock, with two strummed guitar chords behind Australian songwriter Julia Jacklin’s reedy voice. But that’s resolve, not complacency; she’s fuming, and the reason soon emerges: “I don’t want to be touched all the time,” she sings. By the end of the song, she’s got a rallying cry: “Say it till he understands/ You can love somebody without using your hands.”’
New York Times

‘Body is brooding and dark in a way that invites non-musical comparisons: the slow dance of a couple in a poorly lit speakeasy, a secret kept hidden for generations, films that flicker and leave questions unanswered, a young romance that isn’t good for either party.’– The Guardian

‘With her new single ‘Body’, Julia Jacklin has made a strong, stirring return’ – triple j

‘[‘Body’] – perhaps one the most emotive (songs) of the year’ – Pilerats

Crushing follows Julia Jacklin’s debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win, which achieved stunning acclaim across the globe, and saw Julia awarded ‘Next Big Thing’ at the FBi SMACs and Best Independent Blues and Roots album at the AIR Awards. The album was also nominated for two ARIA Awards and the J Award for Album of the Year in 2017.

Crushing will be released February 22nd on limited edition green vinyl, CD and digital and is available to pre-order here.

Julia Jacklin

Out 22 February 2019 through Liberation Records
Available to pre-order here

Crushing tracklist:
1. Body
2. Head Alone
3. Pressure To Party
4. Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You
5. When The Family Flies In
6. Convention
7. Good Guy
8. You Were Right
9. Turn Me Down
10. Comfort

MARCH 2019

With special guest Olympia, Annie Hamilton, Asha Jeffries & Robert Muinos
Presented by Frontier Touring & triple j
Tuesday 5 March
UOW Unibar | Wollongong, NSW

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

Wednesday 6 March
ANU | Canberra, ACT
with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

Saturday 9 March
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD

with special guests Olympia & Asha Jefferies
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Thursday 14 March
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC

with special guests Olympia & Robert Muinos
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Friday 15 March
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 16 March
Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

Also playing:

Thursday 21 February*
Perth Festival, Perth, WA
Tickets available here

Tuesday 12 March*
Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS
Tickets available here

Sunday 10 March*
WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
All Ages
Tickets available here

*not Frontier Touring shows

International dates:
Wed 27 Feb          Blue Smoke, Christchurch, NZ
Thu 28 Feb           The Cook, Dunedin, NZ
Fri 1 Mar               Hollywood Cinema, Auckland, NZ
Sat 2 Mar              San Fran, Wellington, NZ
Tue 26 Mar           Haunt, Brighton, UK
Wed 27 Mar          Fleece, Bristol, UK
Thu 28 Mar           Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, UK
Fri 29 Mar             Yes, Manchester, UK
Sat 30 Mar            Whelans, Dublin, Ireland
Tue 2 Apr              Stereo, Glasgow, UK
Wed 3 Apr             Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
Thu 4 Apr              Electric Brixton, London, UK
Fri 5 Apr                Les Etoiles, Paris, France
Mon 8 Apr             AB Club, Brussels, Belgium
Tue 9 Apr              Paradiso-Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 10 Apr          Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
Thu 11 Apr           Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 12 Apr             Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mon 15 Apr          Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
Tue 16 Apr           Milla, Munich, Germany
Wed 17 Apr          Bogen F, Zurich
Wed 24 Apr          Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thu 25 Apr           Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Fri 26 Apr              Great Scott, Boston MA
Sat 27 Apr            Bar le Ritz, Montreal QC
Sun 28 Apr           Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Tue 30 Apr           DC9, Washington DC
Wed 1 May          Strange Matter, Richmond VA
Thu 2 May            Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Mon 6 May           Third Man, Nashville TN
Wed 8 May           Schubas, Chicago IL
Thu 9 May            7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Fri 10 May            Reverb, Omaha NE
Sat 11 May           Recordbar, Kansas City MO
Mon 13 May         Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Tue 14 May           Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Fri 17 May             Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Sat 18 May           Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Sun 19 May           Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tue 21 May           Swedish American Music Hall, San Francisco CA
Thu 23 May           Teragram, Los Angeles CA
Mon 3 Jun             Club Dada, Dallas TX
Tue 4 Jun              Barracuda (Inside), Austin TX
Wed 5 Jun            White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs), Houston TX
Thu 6 Jun              Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA