THE GUARDIAN « A voice of supreme subtlety and honeyed depth. Her mesmerizing voice and magnetic stage presence should encourage many to follow where she leads… » A self-taught singer and songwriter, pianist and guitarist with a sharp perspective on life and love, a voice as electrifying as it is hypnotic, and a fondness for pop song structures as much as for jazz harmony, Julia Biel inhabits distinctive musical territory combining the raw emotional power of her old-school-jazz-sounding vocal with backdrops that include elements of 1960s psychedelia, electronica-imbued acoustics, driving electric guitars and epic, cinematic arrangements. JTipped as 'the best British vocalist to emerge in an age' by THE INDEPENDENT and turning heads with her performances wherever she goes, 2015 saw the release of Julia Biel's highly anticipated and acclaimed second album, 'Love Letters and Other Missiles', nominations for a MOBO Award and an Urban Music Award as well as a packed touring schedule taking her worldwide. Lead singles 'Wasting Breath' and 'Always' paved the way to the release of Julia's third, and this time eponymous album of self-penned songs. Featuring her core live line-up, some gorgeous string arrangements, guitar lines and her continued production collaboration with Idris Rahman, the result is 'another stunning collection of songs of exceptional drama, breadth and craft.. Biel's voice is unfailingly beautiful in tone throughout', JAZZWISE.