Julia Bardo developed her talent in her father’s bar in Northern Italy before courageously moving to Manchester, where she blossomed as part of Working Men’s Club, before deciding to take the leap to become a solo artist.
The industry quickly noticed her remarkable talent. Her debut EP Phase came out in March 2020 via Wichita Recordings, the label that previously represented Bloc Party and The Cribs.
She’s influenced by the Italian 60s music she grew up with and modern heroines like Cate Le Bon, Angel Olsen, Aldous Harding, Sharon Van Etten and Weyes Blood. In 2019, we were lucky enough to have her join us on the BIMM stage at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton.
Cover image by Ashton Hugh