Julia Jacklin has one of those voices that makes you feel comfortable in the knowledge it was, likely, always destined to be heard via a mic and some speakers. It is effortless, warm and charming. What many people wouldn’t know is that Jacklin was first and foremost a dancer before a singer. Well, kind of.
In her new video for the brilliant track ‘Cold Caller’ we get a sneak peak at this ability. Needless to say, as good as the dancing is, the track it accompanies make sus glad that Jacklin pursued singing above all else.
“Over my 5 years of dancing training I accumulated about 4 dance moves, which have all been utilised in this clip. You could say it all started here in this dance studio in my hometown Springwood where beginning at the age of 11, I laboured and then learned that I was not going to be a professional dancer. Nevertheless for those 5 years I did my best; tap danced at a casino in a high vis one-piece to ‘Working Class Man’, waved my arms repeatedly around at an event held in a McDonalds car park to Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)’, crammed my pre-pubescent body into silver hot pants for Pink’s “Get this Party Started”. It’s still my favourite thing to do, and this song is about something worrying but also something incredibly joyful and all I could think to do to express that was to dance.”
‘Cold Caller’ is a typical Jacklin song. Honest and without refrain, it melts across the airwaves with ease, like a soulful butter slowly melting on your toasty day… I’m hungry. Jacklin also begins her UK tour next week, which should be brilliant. Buy any tickets that are remaining.
Watch the brilliant video for Julia Jacklin’s ‘Cold Caller’.
Thu. Nov 2 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms #
Fri. Nov 3 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla #
Sat. Nov 4 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall #
Mon. Nov 6 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor #
Tue. Nov 7 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla #
Wed. Nov 8 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms #
Thu. Nov 9 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire * #
Mon. Nov. 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade #
Wed. Nov 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake #
Fri. Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas #
Sat. Nov. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore #
Sun. Nov. 19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
Mon. Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord #
Tues. Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
Thu 28 – Sun 31 Dec – Falls Festival, AUS, Lorne VIC
Fri 29 – Sun 31 Dec – Falls Festival, AUS, Marion Bay TAS
Sun 31 Dec – Tue 2 Jan – Falls Festival, AUS, Byron Bay NSW
Sat 6 – Sun 7 Jan – Falls Festival, AUS, Fremantle WA
# w/ Faye Webster
* w/ Nilufer Yanya