Monday, June 27, 2022

Julia Jacklin Shares “I Was Neon” Visualiser

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Apparently, Julia Jacklin was neon.  That said, the tune “I Was Neon” kind of shuffles along with its fuzzed out guitar and at no time does Ms. Jacklin reclaim her neon identity.  Perhaps, it’s lost forever.  That’s the real problem.  I’m not feeling particularly neon today either so that’s something I have in common with Ms. Jacklin. Unfortunately, that’s not what you want to read about.  

Julia Jacklin is back with a new album out this August, and it’s a welcome return with critics and fans alike preparing for yet another devastatingly powerful record. PRE PLEASURE set for release on August 26 via Polyvinyl Record Co. 

“I Was Neon” is out today, in what feels like an instant classic. The song is driven by steady guitars and a driving rhythm section, and sonically it’s a rock-pop anthem with Jacklin asking “Am I going to lose myself again?” We might see Jacklin question herself but as always her sharp and intelligent lyrics counter any doubt she may be having. 

Jacklin tells us “I first wrote ‘I was neon’ for a band called rattlesnack, a short-lived much loved 2019 side project that I played drums in. I rewrote it for my album in Montreal, during a time when I was desperately longing for a version of myself that I feared was gone forever. I was thinking of this song when I made the album cover, this song is the album cover really.”  

Filmed in Melbourne, Jacklin also directed the video. 

US Tour Dates:

08/26 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater – Here and There Festival

08/27 – Pasadena, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic Festival

09/09 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #

09/10 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory #

09/12 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East #

09/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #

09/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #

09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #

09/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #

09/20 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre $

09/21 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre $

09/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin University $

09/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $

09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line $

09/26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $

09/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $

09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom $

09/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile $

10/02 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall $

10/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/05 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern $

10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre $

10/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom $

# w/ Kara Jackson

$ w/ Katy Kirby

UK & European Tour Dates:

11/03 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street &

11/05 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3 TV Studio &

11/06 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz &

11/07 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill &

11/09 – Bristol, UK @ SWX &

11/10 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk &

11/11 – London, UK @ Roundhouse &

11/13 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie &

11/14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club &

11/15 – Cologne, Germany @ Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld &

11/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso &

11/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust &

11/20 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret &

11/21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan &

11/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Dr Koncerthuset &

11/24 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theatre &

11/25 – Munich, Germany @ Strom &

11/26 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Plaza &

11/27 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia &

11/29 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo &

11/30 – Madrid, Spain @ SalaMon &

12/01 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Lav &

& w/ Erin Rae

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinnehttp://culturefiend.net
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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