|It has been some time coming, but one of Australia’s most distinctive voices – Jackie Marshall – is set to release her first album in eight years.
Named Lilith Shrugs the LP has been co-produced by Leigh Ivin (The Re-Mains) and is the result of extensive sessions in his studio, set in the majestic granite-rich Upper Moore Creek Valley in NSW. At times dense and rollicking, at times pensive and exposed, the record rolls along assuredly, brimming with feminine resilience.
The 11 songs track Jackie’s experience through a through a tumultuous time in her life involving the birth of her son, hospitalisation for mental health reasons, dramatic family law incursions, and a multitude of health problems including a recent stint with breast cancer.
Lilith Shrugs is Jackie’s third studio album, following from the acclaimed Ladies’ Luck record and the Australian Music Prize nominated Fight n Flight.
The first taste of the new record was the swirling epic ‘I’ve Been Wrong’ released just months ago with the complete album due out on September 10. Expect a new single in the coming weeks
“It’s a personal record,” Jackie explains. “Looking back I realise I was never going to be capable of exploring anything else other than the detail of my own stories contrasted against their common archetype during this period of my life.
“I certainly tried to keep it musically interesting…Leigh and I took each song on it’s own merits and produced accordingly”
Jackie credits co-producer, guitarist and friend Ivin with seeing the recording through to it’s completion while Marshall underwent her various upheavals.
“As Leigh says, the record sounds exactly like what you’d think a record between the two of us might sound,” she says. “He has a fantastic guitar style – he knows all the hooks and tricks and he’s not shy with them. I reckon he has a distinct bolshie-yet-playful guitar personality, you certainly know it’s Leigh playing on the album.”
The album release will be supported by Jackie’s most extensive tour in years. The first run of dates to be announced include:
Friday 21 September:
*further dates to be announced.
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