Julien Baker’s intimate show at the Northcote Social Club last year was, without a doubt, one of the best live gigs I’ve ever witnessed.

The 20-year-old Memphis singer wowed the hushed room with devastating honesty and genuinely stunning vocals and guitar work – not to mention her disarming banter between tracks to keep the mood from drifting too deeply into melancholy.

Now, with a Splendour appearance on the cards and her wonderful album Funeral Pyre at the ready, she’s playing a string of Australian sideshows, kicking off this weekend. The dates are below, and I would strongly recommend getting to whichever one you possibly can.

Julien Baker Australian tour

Presented by Love Police, tickets on sale now.

Thursday 13 July – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC

Friday 14 July – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne VIC

Saturday 15 July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC

Sunday 16 July – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC

Wednesday 19 July – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

Thursday 20 July – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW

Saturday 22 July – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay