- 12 Mar 19
Olympia is set to take on 2019, with a stunning new single and an impending world tour with Julia Jacklin.
Olympia, born Olivia Jayne Bartley, is set to play a show at Dublin's very own Whelan's on Saturday, 30 March. The Australian art-pop singer-songwriter will open for Julia Jacklin over the course of a world tour commencing in Australia.
As premiered by Clash Magazine, Olympia's most recent single, 'Shoot To Forget', is fresh, light and loose, the sound of a relentlessly original artist coming into her own. This second single from the highly anticipated sophomore record balances Bartley’s force, melody and masterful use of imagery, while also showcasing the rock leanings introduced in lead single ‘Star City’.
The track draws on a range of ideas to explore the notion of cultural amnesia, of moving forward by forgetting led initially through the eyes of a photographer who ‘shoots to forget’. 'Shoot to Forget' was co-produced with longtime collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, DZ Deathrays, DMAs).
2019 is lining up to be a huge year for the artist, following on from the highly acclaimed album Self Talk, and arresting live show across Australia and the UK, Olympia is announcing signing with UK label Opposite Number Records (Lowtide, H.Grimace), Coda Agency, UK (Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogers) and Paradigm Agency, US/CA (Coldplay, Flume).
The captivating music video directed by Leilani Croucher contains elaborately staged characters that look like film stills from a long-lost noir film. Use of multiple characters creates oblique fictional narratives that create intrigue. It’s left to the viewer to assemble the bigger picture from the various references – cinematic and photographic, as the multiple characters play with the boundaries of personality.
The Julia Jacklin tour featuring Olympia as main support sees an incredibly strong lineup up of two songwriters, that have deep respect for each other, travel to Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, among other locations. Olympia will debut new tracks off the upcoming record, alongside revisiting old favourites from debut Self Talk.
Olympia made a huge impression with 2016’s accomplished debut, Self Talk, an album which was nominated for an ARIA award, shortlisted in the Australian Music Prize and selected as Triple J feature album. 'Shoot To Forget' is a powerful statement of what we can look forward to from this intriguing artist in the year ahead.
Tickets for Julia Jacklin's tour featuring Olympia as main support are available now from www.olympiamusic.com.au
Find a full list of tour dates below:
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Tue, Mar 05 | UOW UniBar | Wollongong, NSW
Wed, Mar 06 | ANU Bar & Refectory | Canberra, ACT
Sat, Mar 09 | The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD
Thu, Mar 14 | The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Mar 15 | The Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Sat, Mar 16 | Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW
UK/EU TOUR DATES
Tue, Mar 26 | The Haunt | Brighton, UK
Wed, Mar 27 | The Fleece | Bristol, UK
Thu, Mar 28 | The Castle & Falcon | Birmingham, UK
Fri, Mar 29 | Yes | Manchester, UK
Sat, Mar 30 | Whelan’s | Dublin, Ireland
Tue, Apr 2 | Stereo | Glasgow, UK
Wed, Apr 3 | Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen | Leeds, UK
Thu, Apr 4 | Electric Brixton | London, UK
Fri, Apr 5 | Les Etoiles | Paris, France
Mon, Apr 8 | AB Club | Brussels, Belgium
Tue, Apr 9 | THT/Paradiso Noord | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed, Apr 10 | Blue Shell | Cologne, Germany
Thu, Apr 11 | Molotow Musikclub | Hamburg, Germany
Fri, Apr 12 | Vega | Copenhagen, Denmark
Mon, Apr 15 | Privatclub | Berlin, Germany
Tue, Apr 16 | Milla | Munich, Germany
Wed, Apr 17 | Bogen F | Zürich, Switzerland