Julia Bhatt // Punchlove // Strawberry Launch

August 26th, 2021 9pm   Stage 2


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Strawberry Launch

We are an NYC-based indie-psychedelic-rock band, bringing you fruity tunes and sweet melodies. Indie-psychedelic-rock band, Strawberry Launch, was formed on the lower east side of Manhattan in late 2018. They flip between up tempo, fruity tunes to spaced out, aqueous ballads. Their genre-bending influences include Crumb, Pinegrove, Tame Impala, Harry Styles, and Khruangbin. Check out their newest single, "Sweet Basil", as well as their live "Moon Village Pocket Sessions" EP, which includes their top releases, "The Sun." and "In the Water" - even a Beatles cover! <3[/vc_column_text]

Julia Bhatt

“I definitely wouldn’t say it’s proper music writing,” says 19 year-old singer/songwriter Julia Bhatt coolly.  “I genuinely just fuck around on the guitar until I play a string of chords that makes me feel good, I guess.”  Born in Boston, MA but living practically the whole of her young life in Miami, FL, Julia was raised on a stimulating and expansive musical diet – her first musical memory is of being overwhelmed to tears at a Shakira concert in 2006 when she was a wee 4 years old. She grew up listening to everything from classic rock, American songbook standards and bossa nova beats. It was this variety of rhythms and melodies that helped shape the wide-ranging music she creates. With a powerful voice reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Regina Spektor, Julia writes engaging, fun hooks with great beats, juxtaposed with honest storytelling that reflects observations about teenage life in the melting pot of Miami, as well as reflections on her on-going struggles with depression. Absorbing all this musical knowledge into herself and bursting with creativity to write and record more new music to build upon her exciting fresh batch of songs. Julia Bhatt is showcasing her witty personality and disgust for social media hierarchy within the music industry in her newest single “1:30" (titled to honor the track's "1:30" time stamp).


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