June Jones releases new album Leafcutter

A prolific artist and singular voice in the world of Australian music, June Jones releases her sophomore album Leafcutter on Emotion Punk Records in collaboration with Remote Control Records. Despite this being Jones’ first self-produced record, Leafcutter feels in many ways like a logical sequel to her previous releases, which include two albums with Two Steps on the Water, the self-proclaimed “emotion punk” band she fronted from 2014 to 2018. Like her past albums, Leafcutter is a collection of songs exploring different aspects of her experience as “a deeply emotional trans woman, a lesbian with ADHD.” Her signature vocals – dynamic in their ability to move between syrupy cool and impassioned exclamation – are present as ever at the forefront of this record.

To celebrate Leafcutter‘s release, Jones has announced album launches in Sydney & Castlemaine, plus an additional Melbourne show, on top of her two sold-out shows at Howler for the Brunswick Music Festival. Details below.

“I made the whole album on a tiny refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad that I bought off a guy at a McDonalds. 18 months and over 1000 hours of work later, the album is finally finished. As someone diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, I have been almost entirely self-taught as a musician, whether it’s singing, writing songs, learning an instrument, or producing my own music, I just haven’t been able to sit still long enough to get through a lesson. But there have definitely been moments along the way where I have learned a lot from people, like sitting in the studio with Geoffrey O’Connor throughout the process of making Diana, or getting feedback on mixes from my dear friend and superproducer Geryon. Sometimes I wish I could approach learning in a more structured and systematic way, but I get overwhelmed by the infinite possibilities of music, so I’ve always felt more comfortable intuiting my way through things.”

Stream, order Leafcutter now. 



Instore Performance
Saturday 27 February – 3PM
Rocksteady Records, Melb
Free Entry, Limited Capacity, All Ages
(postponed from Friday 19th February)

Leafcutter Album Launches
Saturday 13 March
Howler, Melb – Brunswick Music Festival
w/ Geryon & Kalyani

Friday 23 April – 8PM
The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
w/ Elle Shimada & Katie Dey

Sunday 25 April – 2:30PM
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Free Entry

Saturday 8 May – 9PM
Vic on the Park, Sydney
w/ Marcus Whale
Free Entry

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