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Julia Bardo

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A melodic architect of the heart and mind, it makes sense Julia Bardo would name her debut album Bauhaus, L’Appartamento. Unlocking a space of her own after laying foundations in a foreign land, it is an intimate Bell Jar containing the twists and turns of her journey so far from Brescia, Italy to building a new life in Manchester, and traces her unfolding blueprint of thought processes along the way.

“Bauhaus, L’Appartamento is about loneliness, solitude, separation but also unconditional love,” reveals Julia of the record’s overarching themes. “Family, emotional dependency, mental health issues, feelings of emptiness and numbness, feelings of not being enough, inability to be in control of my own emotions, self-doubt, self-reflection, past traumas and dealing with them.”

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“In her chords, the four walls fell away. It felt like a bedroom set; just you, Julia, and her sweet serenades. Each track came with a chirpsy conversation you’d have with an old friend. Slight giggles at the technical difficulties and the ‘aw’s after she told us her emotions playing in her second ‘hometown’.” - The Rodeo Mag Live Review

“If anything, above all else tonight proves the absolute gorgeousness of her songs. Is it hip to write catchy tunes these days? Something tells me Julia Bardo cares not a jot for fashions and whatnot. It’s a tricky tightrope to balance, the honest celebration of melodies and yet somehow staying apart and special.” - Bido Lito Live Review

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Bauhaus, L'AppartamentoIt's OK (To Not Be OK)The Raw EPPhasejulia bardo desire

“melodic jewel that carries a sense of contemplation, a lyrical introversion that aims for survival and self-acceptance” - Clash

“a beautiful battle for the musical soul of [It’s Okay (To Not Be Okay)], as the delightful vocal harmonies sit in perfect contrast to the deceptively noisy backing, resplendent with driving rhythms and loose Velvet Underground-like guitar clatter. With each new release, Julia Bardo seems to further refine her sound, gradually honing in on something rather magical and uniquely her own.” - The Fat Angel Sings

“Bardo’s voice is deeply infectious, and [Lonely Morning] once again lodges it in your brain” - Secret Meeting

“her silky vocals and imploring lyrics sitting above a soundscape that’s equal parts Joni Mitchell and Phil Spector.” - Manchester Evening News

“her voice is instantly recognizable and quite unique. There are no other female singers on the UK music scene at the moment who would sound even remotely similar to her, which basically leaves her in a league of her own. She also doesn’t shy away from singing in her own native language, this again adds to her credibility. On the front of originality, Bardo emerges as an absolute winner.” -Indie Midlands

“The Raw EP not only displays vastly enjoyable reworkings of some of Julia Bardo’s favourite tracks but also reveals a multitude of her other musical facets equally well and serves to predict the even greater heights she will surely reach with her debut.” -Words for Music