OLYMPIA REVEALS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, ‘SHOOT TO FORGET’

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TOURING AUSTRALIA IN MARCH WITH JULIA JACKLIN, FOLLOWED BY EUROPEAN AND UK DATES Olympia bursts into 2019 with a stunning new single, ‘Shoot To Forget’, an impending world tour with Julia Jacklin, and some big international signing news. ‘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 (DZ Deathrays, DMAs). The bold music video has just premiered on Clash, who said, “Australian artist dazzles with her new single … songwriter Olympia seems in perfect control of her art … it’s an incisive return”. It was directed by Leilani Croucher and contains elaborately staged characters that look like film stills from a long-lost noir film. Use of multiple characters create 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. View HERE. 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.Grimes), Coda Agency, UK (Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogers) and Paradigm Talent Agency, US/CA (Coldplay, Flume). 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, amongst other locations (full details below). Olympia will debut new tracks off the upcoming record, alongside revisiting old favourites from 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. JULIA JACKLIN ‘CRUSHING’ ALBUM TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST OLYMPIA Tickets available from www.olympiamusic.com.au 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| TheHaunt| 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 |MolotowMusikclub| 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

TOURING AUSTRALIA IN MARCH WITH JULIA JACKLIN, FOLLOWED BY EUROPEAN AND UK DATES

Olympia bursts into 2019 with a stunning new single, ‘Shoot To Forget’, an impending world tour with Julia Jacklin, and some big international signing news.

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 (DZ Deathrays, DMAs).

The bold music video has just premiered on Clash, who said, “Australian artist dazzles with her new single … songwriter Olympia seems in perfect control of her art … it’s an incisive return”.   It was directed by Leilani Croucher and contains elaborately staged characters that look like film stills from a long-lost noir film. Use of multiple characters create 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.  View HERE.

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.Grimes), Coda Agency, UK (Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogersand Paradigm Talent Agency, US/CA (Coldplay, Flume).

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, amongst other locations (full details below).  Olympia  will debut new tracks off the upcoming record, alongside revisiting old favourites from 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.

JULIA JACKLIN ‘CRUSHING’ ALBUM TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUEST OLYMPIA

Tickets available from www.olympiamusic.com.au

 

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Tue, Mar 05UOW UniBar| Wollongong, NSW

Wed, Mar 06ANU Bar & Refectory| Canberra, ACT

Sat, Mar 09The Triffid| Brisbane, QLD

Thu, Mar 14The Forum | Melbourne, VIC

Fri, Mar 15The Metro Theatre| Sydney, NSW

Sat, Mar 16Cambridge Hotel| Newcastle, NSW

UK/EU TOUR DATES

Tue, Mar 26TheHaunt| Brighton, UK

Wed, Mar 27The Fleece| Bristol, UK

Thu, Mar 28The Castle & Falcon| Birmingham, UK

Fri, Mar 29Yes| Manchester, UK

Sat, Mar 30Whelan’s| Dublin, Ireland

Tue, Apr 2Stereo| Glasgow, UK

Wed, Apr 3Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen| Leeds, UK

Thu, Apr 4Electric Brixton| London, UK

Fri, Apr 5Les Etoiles| Paris, France

Mon, Apr 8AB Club| Brussels, Belgium

Tue, Apr 9THT/Paradiso Noord | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wed, Apr 10Blue Shell| Cologne, Germany

Thu, Apr 11 |MolotowMusikclub| Hamburg, Germany

Fri, Apr 12Vega| Copenhagen, Denmark

Mon, Apr 15Privatclub| Berlin, Germany

Tue, Apr 16Milla| Munich, Germany

Wed, Apr 17Bogen F| Zürich, Switzerland

‘SHOOT TO FORGET’ – Produced by Burke Reid & Olivia BartleyPhotography by Jeff Andersen Jnr and Graphic Design by Christopher Doyle.

 

 

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