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A dreamy folk artist inspired by the great Britney Spears.

Last seen in New Zealand serenading Aucklanders at Laneway, folk singer Julia Jacklin is back on our turf for a solo show in May.

Jacklin started life in Australia's Blue Mountains, where a fortuitous screening of a Britney Spears documentary caused her 10-year-old self to have a premature life crisis (she was overwhelmed by how much Britney had done by the age of ten). Soon afterwards she began taking singing lessons to start catching up.

The lessons paid off, with Jacklin releasing her debut studio album Don't Let the Kids Win in 2016 to critical acclaim— Rolling Stone Australia named her one of their "Future Is Now" artists while Triple J nominated her for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

Read our earlier interview with Julia Jacklin here and see her in the flesh at The Tuning Fork on May 27, 2017.

Published on March 15, 2017 by Laetitia Laubscher

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