Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photos by María Quintana.  For the past few weeks, Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson have been living like Peaches and Herb. The pair first met at Jacklin’s 2017 Bootleg performance, where Hutson opened for the Australian songwriter. They became fast friends and have made the most of their time together again on her North American tour, sharing stages, goofing … Continue reading Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photos by María Quintana.  For the past few weeks, Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson have been living like Peaches and Herb. The pair first met at Jacklin’s 2017 Bootleg performance, where Hutson opened for the Australian songwriter. They became fast friends and have made the most of their time together again on her North American tour, sharing stages, goofing off, … Continue reading Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

Have some grown-up fun with Phantastic Ferniture

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Julia Jacklin has grown since her debut solo record, Don’t Let the Kids Win. With her new band Phantastic Ferniture, she sings of missed romantic opportunities and is happy to let life happen without allowing anxiety to impede. The Ferns (please let this nickname catch on) capitalize on lackadaisical adulthood rather than insatiable nostalgia.  Read more.  … Continue reading Have some grown-up fun with Phantastic Ferniture

Julia Jacklin kicks off US tour with blissfully honest performance at Bootleg Theater

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Andrew Gomez.  By the time Julia Jacklin came on, the Bootleg had filled significantly, and everyone was enjoying themselves. Having already heard her perform a solo acoustic set, it was satisfying to finally hear her now with a full band. The couple next to me seemed to have unlimited access to beer and was … Continue reading Julia Jacklin kicks off US tour with blissfully honest performance at Bootleg Theater

Julia Jacklin kicks off US tour with blissfully honest performance at Bootleg Theater

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Andrew Gomez.  By the time Julia Jacklin came on, the Bootleg had filled significantly, and everyone was enjoying themselves. Having already heard her perform a solo acoustic set, it was satisfying to finally hear her now with a full band. The couple next to me seemed to have unlimited access to beer and was making … Continue reading Julia Jacklin kicks off US tour with blissfully honest performance at Bootleg Theater

A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

sngalbums: Julia Jacklin’s debut is filled with a nascent wonder. Her songwriting is refreshingly youthful, remarking on small moments that become significant in our old age. Familiar folk progressions meet her beautifully restrained voice which create earworms that haunt my heart. The title track is an egregious offender in this case; I often murmur the refrain under my breath, but it sounds even more pained … Continue reading A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

Julia Jacklin’s debut is filled with a nascent wonder. Her songwriting is refreshingly youthful, remarking on small moments that become significant in our old age. Familiar folk progressions meet her beautifully restrained voice which create earworms that haunt my heart. The title track is an egregious offender in this case; I often murmur the refrain under my breath, but it sounds even more pained in … Continue reading A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

theautumnroses: Directed by Nick McKinlay and the artist herself, the new video’s colors are soulful, and in its atmosphere hangs a strange, beautiful melancholy. “Don’t Let The Kids Win” is the lyrical title track from the magnetic new album by Sydney’s Julia Jacklin, one out now through Polyvinyl Records. You can buy blue vinyl, CD and digital versions of it here. Continue reading

Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Danielle Gornbein.  From the very first moment, everyone in the room was fully invested in Julien Baker’s performance. The beginning of her set had us all in a stupefied silence, breaking only to applaud at the end of each song. Baker plucked her guitar strings with such control that it cut through me, like a … Continue reading Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Danielle Gornbein.  From the very first moment, everyone in the room was fully invested in Julien Baker’s performance. The beginning of her set had us all in a stupefied silence, breaking only to applaud at the end of each song. Baker plucked her guitar strings with such control that it cut through me, like a bitter … Continue reading Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance