Phantastic Ferniture

Phantastic Ferniture - Phantastic Ferniture
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #603 / 876
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
Liked by 2 people
July 27, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Loud and Quiet
Indeed, Phantastic Ferniture ... here present a self-titled debut album that comes close to garage-rock perfection.
The Skinny
It may lack the richness and depth of her solo work, but that is replaced with absolutely towering riffs and Jurassic grooves.
The Line of Best Fit
The band’s self-titled debut doesn’t disappoint: it’s an upbeat peach of a record that has the potential to turn multiple frowns upside down.
The 405

Their new self-titled LP dashes through fields of warm riffs and detailed melodies, scooping up a bouquet of wildflowers whose imperfections only add to its beauty.

Northern Transmissions
The trio’s self-titled LP isn’t quite the rip-roarer that you might expect given our protagonist’s confession to create music to make people move, but what it is, is a record that shimmers and shakes with a refined joie de vivre.
God Is in the TV

The most impressive thing of all is Jacklin’s voice. It’s consistently stunningly.

Spectrum Culture

Over nine songs, the band straddles brash garage rock and pop subtleties, shedding the trappings of the members’ comparatively reined-in solo material.

Despite their contrasts, Phantastic Ferniture shares a certain retro spirit and thoughtfulness with Jacklin's work as a singer/songwriter, even though others are involved in the writing here, and even when it's trying not to think too much.
FLOOD Magazine
At their best, Phantastic Ferniture sound like a group of twenty-somethings who stumbled out of the bar to fearlessly play music together. But after listening to thirty-six minutes of the same brand of rock, tweaked ever so slightly from track to track, the charm starts to fade.

Julia’s vocals are still the centre-piece here but they take a more playful turn and, at nine songs long, the record serves as a short but promising introduction to a band still in their relative infancy.


This is the Julia Jacklin content I'm here for. The subtle but effective hooks on songs like "Take It Off" and "Dark Corner Dance Floor" brightly outshine her solo work in my mind.


Julia Jacklin side project. more Julia is a good thing, even if it's provided in marginal form.


The better Julia Jacklin record- there, I said it

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Track List

  1. Uncomfortable Teenager
  2. Bad Timing
  3. Fuckin ‘n’ Rollin
  4. Gap Year
  5. Take It Off
  6. Parks
  7. I Need It
  8. Dark Corner Dance Floor
  9. Mumma y Papa

Year End Lists

#39/Loud and Quiet
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Added on: July 13, 2018