Julia Jacklin comes out of Australia but sounds like she was weaned just north of Nashville. One part Americana to two parts alt-country, she’s come into her own with her brand new album Don’t Let the Kids Win. The guitars are louder, the sound is ballsier and Julia Jacklin is in full flow.
One of the 25 must-hear albums of the year
With her album listed by US Rolling Stone as one of the 25 must-hear albums of the year, she’s moving on up quickly from her previous undertaking as a factory worker outside Sydney. While she tours often in support of or supported by Marlon Williams, that other brand-new Aussie alt-country almost-legend, in Berlin she’s on her own.
If you like Laura Marling, you’ll love Julia Jacklin
With bruised but insistent vocals and clever lyrics, she does spookiness, lightness and intelligence all in one breath.
Or to put it another way: “ the bold lyricism from Fiona Apple, vocal delivery from Angel Olsen, and the craft of intimate electric guitar from Anna Calvi” (Nina Corcoran on Consequence of Sound).