Julia, a name which many people have chosen to interpret differently with some mentioning a link to John Lennon’s mother, formed in the summer of last year and have spent the last six months discovering, honing and perfecting a unique brand of hard hitting, yet carefully considered rock and roll.
The four-piece, made up of lead singer Matt Hall, guitarist Andy Martin, bassist Will Hitchmough and drummer Joe Smith have a wide array of influences from the classic in The Beatles, Dylan and the Rolling Stones, to the more modern in The National, Black Keys, War on Drugs and The Walkmen.
Working with Sheffield producer Dave Sanderson at legendary 2fly Studios, the recently revealed tracks are the culmination of six months hard work in hibernation for Julia.
Having only played one previous gig, which saw their practice room filled to the brim, the band saw in the New Year with a hometown show at the much revered Sheffield bar Bungalows and Bears on New Year’s Eve and are now heading back underground to play a secret invite only show on Saturday, 21st February in Sheffield.
The band also have intimate dates confirmed in Liverpool (January 24th @ Lomax) and Leeds (April 24th @ Verve Bar) as they look to display take their live performance on the road.