Release Date: Jul 27, 2018
Record label: Polyvinyl
Julia Jacklin has grown since her debut solo record, Don't Let the Kids Win. With her new band Phantastic Ferniture, she sings of missed romantic opportunities and is happy to let life happen without allowing anxiety to impede. The Ferns (please let this nickname catch on) capitalize on lackadaisical adulthood rather than insatiable nostalgia. Jacklin is not solely responsible for their debut record, of course.
Sydney-based folk artist Julia Jacklin made her name with the melancholy alt-country of 2016's Don't Let The Kids Win, an intimate tearjerker of a record with a deeply emotional core. But two years on, she's in an altogether different mood. "I would love to know what it's like to make people feel good and dance", she stated after recently forming garage pop trio Phantastic Ferniture with old friends Elizabeth Hughes (guitar) and Ryan K Brennan (drums).
You'll probably best know Julia Jacklin from her 2016 album 'Don't Let The Kids Win', a melancholy indie-folk record that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter wear her heart on her sleeve. But, after the idea to form a band with friends was born in a bar on a late night back home on her birthday in 2014, she's also been building up side-project Phantastic Ferniture alongside bandmates Elizabeth Hughes and Ryan K Brennan, the band meeting up whenever touring schedules would allow and playing occasional hometown shows. On the trio's self-titled debut, Julia and her bandmates take her sound in a more upbeat garage-rock-tinged direction.