Julie Doiron started playing music in 1990 with Canadian indie rock band Eric’s Trip. They were the first Canadian band to sign to Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. After the break up of the band in 1996, Julie started performing on her own. In 2001, Julie became the first Canadian to sign to Jagjaguwar records releasing 8 albums on the label.
With more than twelve albums published (one of them awarded with the Best Alternative Album in the Canadian Juno Awards), Julie Doiron has become established as one of the most expressive and thrilling songwriters of her generation, thanks, too, to multiple collaborations with Mount Eerie (in the outstanding and emotional “Lost Wisdom”), Herman Düne, The Wooden Stars, Shotgun & Jaybird, Daniel Romano or Jon McKiel. Julie was part of Gord Downie’s band the Country of Miracles and plays in Julie & the Wrong Guys with Eamon McGrath and members of Cancer Bats.
Spiced up with her prolific live curriculum participating in important festivals such as Primavera Sound (2013 and 2017) , Montréal Jazz Festival, Sappy Fest or Tanned Tin, her latest English LP, So Many Days (2012), went in even deeper into stories with an intimate weight and extreme sensitivity, just as if she was singing by your side, just as if she was whispering her songs into our ears. With the firm hand of Will Oldham in her songwriting and the ability to find treasures in simplicity like Nick Drake, Julie Doiron weaves bittersweet melodies which reveal sober tenderness and direct emotion.
She has also released records in French and most recently in Spanish, when she started a collaboration with Jesús Llorente of indie label Acuarela. After releasing a limited edition 7″ in 2015 and several 10″ of her best songs adapted into Spanish, she played two extensive tours through Spain and Portugal. She will continue on with this project and has just finished writing new songs that will be part of her forthcoming record in English set to release in 2020. Before going into the studio she has 2 tours across Canada and Europe that will take place in the summer and fall of 2019 respectively.