Completely dedicated to the wonderfully trashy 60s and 90s aesthetics and combined with the current sound of the Gen Z indie movement, the 24-year-old prodigy convinces with a charismatic voice and a golden touch for great melodies.
His debut album, „It Was A Hoax“ (March 2023), and various singles from it, have been featured on numerous radio stations across Europe. As an exciting live act, he has captivated audiences and shared the stage with indie heavyweights like Geese from New York, including a memorable performance at this year’s Lido Sounds Festival.
Lil Julez aligns himself with the global bedroom pop movement and counts Boy Pablo, Mitski, Mac Demarco, and Steve Lacy among his musical influences – all renowned figures in the genre. Julez’s lyrics intentionally leave a lot of room for interpretation, and he has very specific ideas when it comes to creating sounds. A guitar riff, for instance, might just „sound like a blend of Spongebob and the Beatles.“ Overall, Julez is a proponent of distinctive sounds and indie pop with depth.
To cap off a successful year and as his first new musical endeavor following his acclaimed album debut, Lil Julez has set his sights on something big. He’s taking on a personal favorite and covering a classic – to be released in November 2023.
„‚Heart of Glass‘ is my clear response to the question of which song I wish I had written myself. I grew up with this song, and no matter how many times I’ve listened to it, it never got old. The intricate details, like the tempo change after the second chorus, make it stand out to me. Covering this song is also helping us grow as a live band because it’s not as easy to play as one might think.“
Artist photo by © Tim Cavadini
„It Was A Hoax“ is supported by:
– Rhiz, Vienna (album release show)