Phantastic Ferniture announce s/t debut for 7/27 release

by Woody on May 8, 2018

PHOTO CREDIT: CATE HARMAN

Julia Jacklin released a winner of an album in 2016 with Don’t Let the Kids Win. In between solo albums, she’s teamed up with friends, Elizabeth Hughes, and Ryan K Brennan, to form Phantastic Ferniture. Jacklin has this to say, “I’d gone straight into folk music, so every experience I’d had on stage was playing sad music with a guitar in my hand. I thought, I would love to know what it’s like to make people feel good and dance.” Here’s a little more on how Phantastic Ferniture came to be.

Phantastic Ferniture’s spiritual home may be the garage but they were born in a bar, specifically the hallowed basement of Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney. One late night in 2014, on Jacklin’s birthday, a group hug manifested amid the pinball machines, with all ten participants vowing to form a band. “Only four of us remembered the next day,” notes Hughes.

United by fern puns and a love of leisurewear, the band met up whenever schedules would allow, writing songs and playing smatterings of dates to an increasingly devoted audience. Eventually it was decreed that this was no side project and an LP should follow.

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