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Julia Jacklin is back with a new single/music video: “Leadlight”

The lovely Julia Jacklin who calls the neighborhood of Glebe in Sydney, Australia her home, has announced the release of her debut record titled, Don’t Let the Kids Win. The album is due out on October 7th via Polyvinyl. With her first single, “Pool Party” out already, she has released another beautiful track, a lilting love song with an accompanying video directed by Jacklin and shot in her old high school. Jacklin acts like a young teenage girl, shy, in love, too bashful to speak to the man of her dreams but a fire burns behind her eyes that she unleashes in the end. About the video and track Jacklin says:

I filmed this music video in my old High school hall in the Blue Mountains,” says Jacklin.  “A lot of the shots focus on the stage where I performed in the chorus for ‘Grease’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and the unfortunate time I chose to sing ‘Wonderwall’ to a backing CD for a senior assembly. I went back there recently and saw the hall in a whole new light. When I was at school I never really thought about it, it was just a boring school hall that I was forced to sit in for long assemblies and exams. Now I think it’s actually a really beautiful space.”

 

Check to see if Julia Jacklin will be touring near you:

Aug. 9 – New York, NY @ Berlin (solo)
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident (solo)
Aug. 31 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Sept. 1-4 – Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into the Great Wide Open
Sept. 2-4 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic 2016
Sept. 4 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival 2016
Sept. 6 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn (solo)
Sept. 7 – Oslo, Norway @ Revolver Upstairs (solo)
Sept. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Himmeriget Bar (solo)
Sept. 9 – Berlin, Germany @ Dodo Beach Record Store (solo)
Sept. 10 – Haldern, Germany @ Pop Bar (solo)
Sept. 11 – Belgium, Leffinge Leuren Festival (solo)
Sept. 17 – Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Cityfolk
Sept. 18 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs’ $
Sept. 21 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Sept. 22 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival w/ Freightened Rabbit, Alvvays, Car Seat Headrest & Lucy Dacus
Sept. 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Nada Surf
Sept. 24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub $
Sept. 25 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom $
Sept. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle $
Sept. 29 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Divan Orange $
Sept. 30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott $
Oct. 4 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour $
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
Oct. 7 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret $
Oct. 8 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre w/ Okkervil River
Oct. 24 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
Oct. 25 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell #
Oct. 26 – Munich, Germany @ Unter Deck  #
Oct. 27 – St Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace  #
Oct. 29 – Zwolle, Netherlands @ Let’s Get Lost Festival
Oct. 30 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club  #
Oct. 31 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
Nov. 3 – Brighton, England @ The Haunt  #
Nov. 4 – Nottingham, England @  Bodega   #
Nov. 5 – Glasgow, Scotland @ CCA   #
Nov. 6 – Newcastle, England @ The Cluny  #
Nov. 8 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Gorilla  #
Nov. 9 – Bristol, England @ Thekla #
Nov. 10 – London, England @ Koko #
Nov. 11 – Dublin, Ireland @ Grand Social
Nov. 25-27 – Queenscliff, VIC @ Queenscliff Music Festival

New music video from Alex Cameron: “Take Care of Business”

Sydney’s Alex Cameron announced he will be releasing his debut record this August 19th on Secretly Canadian. He has already stunned music lovers with his first single the dance-worthy track, “She’s Mine.” Cameron recently released his latest single, “Take Care of Business” along with another simple but poignant music video. There is an honesty and shamelessness that comes from Cameron when he sings and performs in his own music videos. It translates through the recording and through the lens of the camera, directly to you, the viewer/listener. The result is raw, unadulterated.

Here is what Cameron has to say about himself and Jumping the Shark:

My name is Alex Cameron and I won’t waste your time. You talk about my business partner, Roy Molloy, and me, you’re talking about the online cowboys in the wild-west days of the World Wide Web. If you want to know what we’re really about, the elbow of the whole scenario, just look at all the things you wish you’d done differently. All the things you stopped yourself from doing on account of the fear of failure, or rejection. Weigh that up against your ambitions. Think about your work ethic. We’re reclaiming failure as an act of progress. An act of learning. Something to celebrate.

A word’s meaning can change depending on who utters the thing; and so we present characters – shapes are morphed and stories are delivered. And I’ll be frank – some of my stories got some low themes and some low tragic figures.  Not tragic figures like Hamlet (I ain’t no Willy Shakespeare), but modern tragics.  I got sex addicts, internet addicts, love tragics. I got villains, cheats, violent guys flooded with hormones and false bravado.  They’re all in there. Good stories need em.. Some of these characters do and say things that I never would.  Shameful things.  But that’s what villains do.

This is a collection of 4-minute tales written to provide you with insight into the inner workings of failed ambitions and self-destruction. Unedited, uncensored, and without inhibition. I’ve learned to reveal what I want to unlearn. I cast a light on the darkness and in doing so understand love and compassion. Fear is to be confronted, and to learn strictly requires failure – over and over. Celebrate failure with Jumping The Shark.

I await Cameron’s debut record, Jumping the Shark, with great anticipation. Tour dates below:

Mon. June 20 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo *
Tue June 21 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction *
Wed. June 22 – Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Club *
Tue. June 28 – London, UK @ Koko (Sold Out) #
Wed. June 29 – London, UK @ The Waiting Room
Thu. July 7 – Hungary, HU @ Akvárium #
Fri. July 8 – Zagreb, HR @ Mocvara Backyard #
Sat. July 9 – Vienna, AT @ WUK #
Sun. July 10 – Kutna Hora, CZ @ Creepee Teepee Festival
Tue. July 12 – Munich, DE @ Technikum #
Wed. July 13 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal #
Thu. July 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ De School
Sat. July 16 – Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, FR @ Pete The Monkey Festival
Fri. Sep. 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Sat. Sep. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In %
Sun. Sep. 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater %
Mon. Sep. 12 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre %
Wed. Sep. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
Thu. Sep. 15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
Sat. Sep. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall %
Sun. Sep. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw %
Tue. Sep. 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %

% with Angel Olsen
* with Unknown Mortal Orchestra
# with Mac DeMarco

Music video from Australian songstress, Julia Jacklin: “Pool Party”

Following the momentum Australian-born singer, Julia Jacklin, gained after SXSW she has released a dream-drunk single called, “Pool Party.” Jacklin’s mesmerizing voice is haunting and pairs perfectly with the odd slow motion video of Jacklin dancing in a school girl skirt and a pair of clunky white tennies alongside a man who doesn’t seem to notice her.

 

Along with the new single and its accompanying video, Julia Jacklin recently announced that she has signed with the label, Polyvinyl. Album details to come soon! Look out for Julia Jacklin later this summer.

Thurs. Aug 4 – Sun. Aug 7, Miles of Music Festival, Appleton, WI
Wed. Aug. 31, The Lexington, London
Fri. Sept. 2, Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Netherlands
Sat. Sept. 3, End of the Road Festival, UK
Sun. Sept. 4, Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland

Something truly delicious from Sydney’s Alex Cameron: “She’s Mine”

“She’s Mine” is the first single floating about the musicsphere from Alex Cameron and his saxophonist side kick, Roy Molloy. In the music video, Alex lives out everyone’s secret fantasy (dancing on top of a beater of a car, singing into a mic plugged into the shabby vehicle) while the most popped up beats and candy sweet synths you could ever imagine bob and bounce between your ears. The concept of the video is simple but the simplicity is captivating.

 

Catch Alex Cameron touring this summer with Mac DeMarco, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Kevin Morby!

Thu. May 5 – London, UK @ Oslo %
Fri. May 6 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie %
Sat. May 7 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210 %
Sun. May 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord %
Fri. June 3 – Belgium, BE @ Homeplugged
Sat. June 4 – Berlin, DE @ Torstrassen Festival
Mon. June 20 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo *
Tue June 21 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction *
Wed. June 22 – Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Club *
Wed. June 29 – London, UK @ The Waiting Room
Thu. July 7 – Hungary, HU @ Akvárium #
Fri. July 8 – Zagreb, HR @ Mocvara Backyard #
Sat. July 9 – Vienna, AT @ WUK #
Sun. July 10 – Kutna Hora, CZ @ Creepee Teepee Festival
Tue. July 12 – Munich, DE @ Technikum #
Wed. July 13 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal #
Thu. July 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ De School
Sat. July 16 – Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, FR @ Pete The Monkey Festival

% with Kevin Morby
* with Unknown Mortal Orchestra
# with Mac DeMarco

 

 

Get drunk on Colourwaves’ new single, “Night Boat”

Ryan Dodson of Sydney, Australia is the man behind Colourwaves and the origin of the musical genre, “drowse-pop.” The project began in 2011 and has been blossoming ever since, earning recognition by Triple J and PBS and support from musicians like Willow Beats and HTRK.

Earlier this year, Dodson released the first single, “Archons” off of his upcoming EP. Just last week, he released a newer single titled “Night Boat.” The track gently seeps into your ears, drenched with synths and drum machines. The intoxicating sounds of “Night Boat” seem to call to you from a dream, somewhere distant.

 

Stay tuned as the Colourwaves’ newest EP is due out this April.