Scene News Julia Jacklin ‘Crushing’ Out Today + Touring Australia In March

‘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)

‘You’re left haunted and amazed by the record’s ability to feel so intimate yet so relatable.’ – The Music (4.5 stars)

‘…it’s evident throughout Crushing that she’s an artist who knows what they want and knows how to ask for it.’ – The Line Of Best Fit

Liberation Records are today honoured to be releasing Julia Jacklin’s devastatingly brilliant sophomore album Crushing into the world. Born from feelings of heartbreak, infatuation and loss, Crushing embodies all meanings of its title delivered in a 10-track masterpiece.

In celebration of the album’s release, Julia launched her Crushing world tour last night at Perth Festival. Following a run of dates in New Zealand next week, Julia will bring her album to life to Australian fans. Presented by Frontier Touring, the tour will hit capital cities and regional centres throughout March, playing her biggest rooms to date. Julia’s Crushing world tour will then jet off to the UK, Europe, USA and Canada with back to back shows from late March through to June.

Fans eager to snatch a glimpse of the record in it’s live form before her Crushing tour can catch her at a host of in store performances at independent record stores from this weekend. Julia will be at Melbourne’s Record Paradise this Sunday 24 February, Sydney’s Red Eye on Monday 26 February and Brisbane’s Jet Black Cat on Friday 8 March.

We’ve been treated to four tracks from Crushing to date; each with their own striking visual created by the unstoppable collaboration between Julia and her long-time friend, Nick Mckk. ‘Body’ ( came first – a starkly composed portrait of a breakup. Then came ‘Head Alone’ ( – a pointed and electrifying anthem of refusal. ‘Pressure To Party’ ( seeks emotional freedom following a break up and the latest, taster track ‘Comfort’ ( , marries delicate guitar strums with Julia’s glaring vocal, perhaps desperately convincing us (and her) that it will be alright. The remaining six tracks take the listener on a truly raw, emotional journey.

Remarkably generous in its open nature, it further cements Jacklin’s place as a future alt-country great.’ – The Skinny (4/5)

‘Singer-songwriter delivers wounded but defiant second LP.’ – Q Magazine (4/5)

‘Crushing by name and crushing by nature, the singer-songwriter’s second album is the sonic equivalent of cracking a smirk and jabbing your knee at an offending man-spreader’ – NME (4/5)

‘As a performer, she’s mesmerising: self-possessed and supremely unhurried, as she demonstrates how, just two years after the release of her debut album, her songwriting has matured to a level most artists twice her age would envy.’

– The Independent

‘Julia Jacklin’s songwriting feels too big for conventional structures. Her latest bursts with rambley pent-up energy, a 3-minute-long head-thrashing confession.’


Julia’s intrinsic ability to allow us into her most intimate thoughts while evoking starkly relatable emotions through her songwriting is brought to the fore on Crushing. This, teamed with her undeniable aesthetic and shattering live show, has seen Julia attract wide-spread global appeal. Praise and support has flooded in from Spotify, Apple, community radio, triple j, BBC Radio 6, NPR, Paste Magazine (including this ( stunning live session), Uncut Magazine, NME, Mojo, The Independent, Q Magazine, DIY, The Guardian, Gusher and the covers of Loud & Quiet and EG and Shortlist – with much more still to come.

Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Liam Finn) and recorded at The Grove Studios in NSW, Crushing is 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.

Crushing is available now on digital, CD and vinyl formats. Tickets for Julia’s Australian Crushing tour are moving quickly with fans urged to get in early to avoid disappointment.


Julia Jacklin

Out now through Liberation Records

Available to buy/stream 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


via )

Tuesday 5 March

UOW Unibar | Wollongong, NSW

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

18+ ( | Ph: 1300 438 849

Wednesday 6 March

ANU | Canberra, ACT

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

18+ ( | Ph: 1300 438 849

Saturday 9 March

The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD

with special guests Olympia & Asha Jefferies

18+ ( | Ph: 1300 762 545

Thursday 14 March

The Forum | Melbourne, VIC

with special guests Olympia & Robert Muinos

18+ ) | Ph: 136 100

Friday 15 March

Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

18+ ( | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 16 March

Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW

with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

18+ (

Also playing:

Thursday 21 February*

Perth Festival, Perth, WA

All Ages

Wednesday 27 February*

Blue Smoke | Christchurch, NZ

with special guest Merk

18+ (

Thursday 28 February*

The Cook | Dunedin, NZ*

with special guest Merk

18+ (

Friday 1 March*

Hollywood Cinema | Auckland, NZ

with special guest Merk

18+ (

Saturday 2 March*

San Fran | Wellington, NZ

with special guest Merk

18+ (

Sunday 10 March*

WOMADelaide | Adelaide, SA

All Ages (

Tuesday 12 March*

Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS


Tickets available here )

*not Frontier Touring shows

International dates:

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



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