Julia Jacklin - Pressure To Party

‘Two records in, Julia Jacklin has found a new confidence in her own instincts’ – Q Magazine

‘With these elegantly devastating songs, Julia carves out a space, and a class, all of her own’ 8/10 – MOJO

‘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’ 8/10 – Uncut

‘[‘Body’] A maudlin song about your shitty boyfriend being arrested on a plane for smoking in the toilets. What’s not to love?’ – The FADER

Following the critically acclaimed cuts ‘Body’ and ‘Head Alone’, Julia Jacklin now shares ‘Pressure To Party’ – the new single from her forthcoming album Crushing out next month through Liberation Records.

Premiered last night on triple j Good Nights, the full-tilt and harmony-spiked track finds Julia pushing for emotional freedom.

“When you come out of a relationship, there’s so much pressure to act a certain way. First it’s like, “Oh, you’ve gotta take some time for yourself…”, but then if you take too much time it’s, “You’ve gotta get back out there!”. This song is just my three-minute scream, saying I’m going to do what I need to do, when I need to do it.” – Julia Jacklin

The music video (directed by Julia and long-time visual collaborator Nick Mckk) was filmed in a familiar location and features Julia and her siblings, plus a guest appearance from Body Type.

I went back to the house we shot my first music video ‘Pool Party’ in, as it felt like a good visual book end for the last 3 years. We shot the video in one take. It took a few practice runs but we managed to get it done in about 4 hours. We all swam in the pool after. It was a really special day. I managed to get all of my siblings in the clip, and we hadn’t all been in the same room together for over 4 years. I also got one of my favourite bands Body Type to wear all my old music video outfits and pretend to be my band.”

Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Liam Finn) and recorded at The Grove Studios in NSW, Julia’s second full-length Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title. It’s 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.

Presented by Frontier Touring and triple j, the Australia & New Zealand Crushing Tour will see the Blue Mountains artist play some of her biggest rooms to date, visiting metro and regional cities throughout February & March. She’ll be joined by Olympia in Australia – who has recently released the follow up single to her LP Self Talk, which was awarded the Australian Music Prize. Following the Australian leg, Julia will head overseas for a massive run of shows across the UK, Europe, the US and Canada.

‘Body’ and ‘Head Alone’ are receiving widespread love from fans, media and radio alike. The latter is currently on rotation at triple j and FBi Radio, and this week it was announced that ‘Body’ is up for Song of the Year at the 2019 FBi Radio SMAC Awards.

‘’Head Alone’ sounds at first like placid folk-rock, with two strummed guitar chords behind Australian songwriter Julia Jacklin’s reedy voice. But that’s resolve, not complacency; she’s fuming, and the reason soon emerges: “I don’t want to be touched all the time,” she sings. By the end of the song, she’s got a rallying cry: “Say it till he understands/You can love somebody without using your hands”’ – New York Times

‘’Body’ is brooding and dark in a way that invites non-musical comparisons: the slow dance of a couple in a poorly lit speakeasy, a secret kept hidden for generations, films that flicker and leave questions unanswered, a young romance that isn’t good for either party’– The Guardian

‘With her new single ‘Body’, Julia Jacklin has made a strong, stirring return’ – triple

‘[‘Body’] – perhaps one the most emotive (songs) of the year’ – Pilerats

Crushing follows Julia Jacklin’s debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win, which achieved stunning acclaim across the globe, and saw Julia awarded Next Big Thing at the FBi Radio SMAC Awards and Best Independent Blues and Roots album at the AIR Awards. The album was also nominated for two ARIA Awards and the J Award for Album of the Year in 2017.

Crushing will be released on February 22nd on limited edition green vinyl, CD and digital services, and is available to pre-order here.


Thursday 21 February
Perth Festival | Perth, WA
All Ages
with special guest Julien Baker

Wednesday 27 February
Blue Smoke | Christchurch, NZ
with special guest Merk

Thursday 28 Februay
The Cook | Dunedin, NZ
with special guest Merk

Friday 1 March
Hollywood Cinema | Auckland, NZ
with special guest Merk

Saturday 2 March
San Fran | Wellington, NZ
with special guest Merk

Tuesday 5 March
UOW Unibar | Wollongong, NSW
with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

Wednesday 6 March
ANU | Canberra, ACT
with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton

Saturday 9 March
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD
with special guests Olympia & Asha Jefferies

Sunday 10 March
WOMADelaide | Adelaide, SA
All Ages

Tuesday 12 March
Spiegeltent | Hobart, TAS

Thursday 14 March
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
with special guests Olympia & Robert Muinos

Friday 15 March
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilto

Saturday 16 March
Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW
with special guests Olympia & Annie Hamilton


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, FRA
Mon 8 Apr | AB Club | Brussels, BEL
Tue 9 Apr | Paradiso-Noord | Amsterdam, NED
Wed 10 Apr | Blue Shell | Cologne, GER
Thu 11 Apr | Molotow Sky Bar | Hamburg, GER
Fri 12 Apr | Vega | Copenhagen, DEN
Mon 15 Apr | Privatclub | Berlin, GER
Tue 16 Apr | Milla | Munich, GER
Wed 17 Apr | Bogen F | Zurich, SWI
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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