From the moment Sydney singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin dropped her debut album, Don't Let The Kids Win, we knew she would be a national treasure. Receiving rave reviews and heavy international airplay, Jacklin burst onto the scene after a fateful show at SXSW in 2016.
Julia Jacklin also formed a band called Phantastic Ferniture in 2014 with Elizabeth Hughes on guitar and Ryan K Brennan on drums. They released their debut self-titled album in 2018 with singles like Fuckin 'n' Rolling earning them a strong fanbase. Furthermore her cover of the Strokes Someday is one of the most watched Like A Version's of all time.
Tha same year Jacklin released her second solo album, Crushing, with was produced by Burke Reid. It received six ARIA nominations as well as warm reviews from critics all round. Crushing is increasingly concerned with female purpose and bodily autonomy, drenching in themes of heartbreak.
Growing up in the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, Jacklin wasn't immediately set on a course for music stardom. Saving money to fund her debut album by working in an essential oils factory, she eventually accrued the funds to work with Ben Edwards (who had worked with Aldous Harding) in New Zealand.
From this fateful sojourn spawned an album that immediately placed Jacklin among Australia's most exciting new songwriting talents.