New Zealand born and transplanted to the United States with a guitar, a suitcase and a song, Jackie Bristow travels light but packs a heavy punch.
Returning to New Zealand in the New Year, Bristow will be sharing her music across the country, alongside the release of her 4th studio album Shot of Gold on February 5th.
At once heartfelt and sophisticated, her songs combine subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that hypnotise the listener, demanding complete surrender then sticking around like the backbone of a real friend.
The lead single ‘I Don’t Want To Come Down’ showcases the beautifully restrained, considered but confident nature of the album, produced by renowned Australian musician and longtime collaborator, Mark Punch (Kasey Chambers, Jimmy Barnes). Sparse acoustic picking and washes of slide guitar leave space for Bristow’s assured soulful voice as she tells the intimate story of euphoric love.
‘Fallen Youth’ borrows the lyrics from a poem written by an unnamed ANZAC WW1 soldier found in the public library of Jackie's hometown of Gore. Written in remembrance of the Gallipoli 100 year reunion, the single was released in March 2015.