Julia Jacklin had a massive year in 2016, both in the lead-up to and off the back of her debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win, and now she’s announcing her biggest live shows yet, along with a brand new video.

She’ll be returning home in May to play a quick run of two shows, at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on the 24th and Sydney’s Metro Theatre the the following night. Better yet, she’ll have the talented Jaala as support in both cities, making for one hell of a double bill. Additional support comes from Rough River and Elizabeth Hughes at the respective shows, rounding out a very nice little mini-tour.

Julia is currently finding similar success touring overseas, about to head back over to the U.S. and Europe where she’s managed to sell out Corner-sized venues like London’s 800-cap Scala. Her international profile has risen significantly with appearances at Primavera and SXSW, but she hasn’t neglected the local circuit either, playing the recent Laneway Festival tour as well.

On the music front, we’ve got a new clip for ‘Coming Of Age’, which sees Julia jumping into the journalist chair and conducting some very professional on-location news reports. She details the inspiration behind this move, right down to the prawn crackers:

“I spent a lot of my teenage years wandering the streets of my hometown Springwood, so it seemed fitting to make the music video for ‘Coming of Age’ with my high school friend behind the camera and my younger brother and I in front.

“My first job was at the Springwood Gardens Chinese Restaurant and I managed to get my old boss in a shot. I didn’t think he’d remember me, it’s been a decade since I spent my weekends cleaning plates and putting prawn crackers in the deep fryer.”

Of the song, Julia says it hints at a new muse that may be leading her in a slightly heavier direction.

“It’s louder than my other songs… more guitars, more noise. It’s about the need for a new muse when one has given you all it can. It’s also like a mirror pep talk. Looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, “Come on girl, stop fretting over the passing of time and just get to work!”

While everyone needs a pep talk here and there, we’re sure the sold-out crowds overseas and at home are pepping her up quite enough for now. Check out the clip and dates below, and get in quick – tickets go on sale 10am Monday Feb 20, but there’s a presale starting at 2pm Friday for Frontier members.

Julia Jacklin Tour

Wed 24 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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Thu 25 May – Metro Theatre, Sydney
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