CRUSHING ONE YEAR ON
‘GREEN & WHITE SPLATTER’
VINYL OUT NOW
To commemorate one exceptional year since the release of Crushing, the critically acclaimed second full-length album from Julia Jacklin, Liberation Records have released Crushing on a special edition, green and white splatter vinyl with limited copies available now in stores and online here.
It’s clear from the moment it was released that Crushing would resonate with people all around the globe. From the endless scroll of heartbroken comments on her music videos, to the extensive number of features in Best Of 2019 lists, the world formed an emotional connection to Julia’s storytelling centered on bodies, crossed boundaries and smothering closeness.
Last year was also an extraordinary year of touring for Julia Jacklin, with her global sold out headline tours concluded with being flown to Denver by Lana del Rey to perform a duet of her opus ‘Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You’. Starting this week, Julia Jacklin will perform a run of headline shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide as well as festival performances at Nine Lives Festival, Grampian Music Festival, and A Festival Called Panama. Perth’s singer/songwriter Jacob Diamond has been announced as the opening act for Julia’s headline show at The Astor Theatre, Perth on Friday 13 March. Melbourne is sold out and with final tickets remaining in other cities, fans are encouraged to purchase now to avoid the disappointment of a sold out show. Tickets on sale now via Frontier.
After what is sure to be an incredible run of shows in Australia, Julia will head over to Tokyo to perform her first ever headline show in Japan, then onto the USA to support The National during their July tour. Julia has also been announced to perform at Splendour In The Grass, as well as Montreal’s Osheaga Festival alongside Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo and Bon Iver.
Following on a Top 10 debut on the Australian ARIA Charts, Crushing was championed worldwide by international tastemakers like Paste Mag, i-D Mag and Rolling Stone. At the time of its release, The Independent gave Crushing a perfect score, describing the album as a ‘masterclass in narrative songwriting’. Julia went on to find fans in Elton John, Kendall Jenner, Madison Beer and Maisy Stella, who all felt compelled to share songs off the album to their millions of followers. Crushing was nominated for six ARIAs including Best Female Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Adult Contemporary Album. A year on, the accolades continue to arrive. Julia Jacklin recently won FBI’s SMAC Album of the Year and has been shortlisted for The Australian Music Prize and APRA Song of the Year.
Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, The Drones) and recorded at The Grove Studios, Crushing features Blain Cunneen (guitar), Dominic Rizzo (piano), Clayton Allen (drums), Harry Fuller (bass) and Georgia Mulligan (backing vocals). Julia worked with longtime visual collaborator Nick Mckk to create five stunning music videos; ‘Body’, ‘Comfort’, ‘Pressure To Party’, ‘Head Alone’ and ‘Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You’. Nick was also behind her striking press shots and the iconic album artwork which was nominated for Best Cover Art the ARIAs.
Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives and sets Jacklin’s understated defiance against a raw yet luminous sonic backdrop. Throughout Crushing, that sense of confidence manifests in one of the most essential elements of the album: the captivating strength of Jacklin’s lyrics. Not only proof of her ingenuity and artistic generosity, Jacklin’s uncompromising specificity and infinitely unpredictable turns of phrase ultimately spring from a certain self-possession in the songwriting process.
“As I was making this album there was sort of a slow loosening of pressure on myself. There’ve been some big life changes for me over the last few years, and I just found it too tiring to try to cover things up with a lot of metaphors and word trickery. I just wanted to lay it all out there and trust that, especially at such a tense moment in time, other people might want to hear a little vulnerability.” – Julia Jacklin
“Julia Jacklin’s Crushing is exquisite” – Pitchfork
“A profound statement…this year’s strongest singer-songwriter breakthrough.”
– Rolling Stone
“The result is a body of work that looks you in the eye, says what it means, and reflects every part of her.” – The Guardian
“I can’t stop listening to this record.” – Cheryl Waters, KEXP
With special guests Kevin Morby (Sydney only), Carla Geneve (all shows) and Jacob Diamond (Perth only)
Presented by Frontier Touring
Thursday 5 March
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Lic. All Ages
with special guests Kevin Morby and Carla Geneve
ticketek.com.au | 132 849
Friday 13 March
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA
Lic. All Ages*
with special guests Carla Geneve and Jacob Diamond
ticketek.com.au | 132 849
Saturday 14 March
The Gov | Adelaide, SA
with special guest Carla Geneve
oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
Friday 28 February | Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, VIC | Joined by Weyes Blood | SOLD OUT
Saturday 29 February | Grampians Music Festival, VIC | 14+
Sunday 1 March | Nine Lives Festival, QLD | 18+
Sunday 8 March | A Festival Called Panama, TAS | SOLD OUT
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