Julia Jacklin announces debut record

Julia Jackson announces debut album 'Don't Let The Kids Win' out October 7 on Polyvinyl
Photo by Nick McKinlay

Julia Jacklin is pleased to announce her debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win, out October 7th on Polyvinyl. After presenting the video for her debut single and album opener, “Pool Party,” Jacklin now presents “Leadlight” and the single’s accompanying video, starring, written and directed by Jacklin herself.

“I filmed this music video in my old High school hall in the Blue Mountains,” says Jacklin. “A lot of the shots focus on the stage where I performed in the chorus for ‘Grease’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and the unfortunate time I chose to sing ‘Wonderwall’ to a backing CD for a senior assembly. I went back there recently and saw the hall in a whole new light. When I was at school I never really thought about it, it was just a boring school hall that I was forced to sit in for long assemblies and exams. Now I think it’s actually a really beautiful space.”

The Australia-born singer/songwriter performed at SXSW and more recently a string of sold out tour dates throughout Australia and Europe.

“It feels really good to be getting closer to my first album release,” says Jacklin, “it has been a very long dream of mine.”

Jacklin will tour extensively throughout Europe and North America including a string of dates in September/October supporting Marlon Williams (full list of dates below).

Julia Jacklin Tour Dates:
Jul. 27 – Brisbane, VIC @ Black Bear Lodge
Jul. 28 – Sydney, VIC @ Newton Social Club
Jul. 29 – Melbourne, VIC @ Northcote Social Club
Aug. 3-7 – Appleton, WI @ Mile of Music Festival 2016 (solo)
Aug. 9 – New York, NY @ Berlin (solo)
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident (solo)
Aug. 31 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Sept. 1-4 – Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into the Great Wide Open
Sept. 2-4 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic 2016
Sept. 4 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival 2016
Sept. 6 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn (solo)
Sept. 7 – Oslo, Norway @ Revolver Upstairs (solo)
Sept. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Himmeriget Bar (solo)
Sept. 9 – Berlin, Germany @ Dodo Beach Record Store (solo)
Sept. 10 – Haldern, Germany @ Pop Bar (solo)
Sept. 11 – Belgium, Leffinge Leuren Festival (solo)
Sept. 17 – Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Cityfolk
Sept. 18 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs’ $
Sept. 21 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Sept. 22 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival w/ Freightened Rabbit, Alvvays, Car Seat Headrest & Lucy Dacus
Sept. 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Nada Surf
Sept. 24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub $
Sept. 25 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom $
Sept. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle $
Sept. 29 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Divan Orange $
Sept. 30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott $
Oct. 4 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour $
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
Oct. 7 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret $
Oct. 8 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre w/ Okkervil River
Oct. 24 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
Oct. 25 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell #
Oct. 26 – Munich, Germany @ Unter Deck #
Oct. 27 – St Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace #
Oct. 29 – Zwolle, Netherlands @ Let’s Get Lost Festival
Oct. 30 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club #
Oct. 31 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
Nov. 3 – Brighton, England @ The Haunt #
Nov. 4 – Nottingham, England @ Bodega #
Nov. 5 – Glasgow, Scotland @ CCA #
Nov. 6 – Newcastle, England @ The Cluny #
Nov. 8 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Gorilla #
Nov. 9 – Bristol, England @ Thekla #
Nov. 10 – London, England @ Koko #
Nov. 11 – Dublin, Ireland @ Grand Social
Nov. 25-27 – Queenscliff, VIC @ Queenscliff Music Festival

$ w/ Marlon Williams
# w/ Whitney

DON’T LET THE KIDS WIN TRACKLIST:
1. Pool Party
2. Leadlight
3. Coming of Age
4. Elizabeth
5. Motherland
6. Small Talk
7. L.A. Dream
8. Sweet Step
9. Same Airport
10. Hay Plain
11. Don’t Let the Kids Win

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