The Julie Ruin



New Album – 8th July 

and December live dates


Hardly Art is incredibly proud to announce its latest signing: The Julie Ruin. Set for release on LP, CD, digital, and cassette formats on Friday, July 8thHit Reset — which finds the band operating at the peak of their considerable talents — is The Julie Ruin‘s first full-length since 2013′s Run Fast and follows the release of the documentary The Punk Singer (which charts Kathleen Hanna‘s career from the founding of Bikini Kill through to this latest iteration of The Julie Ruin).


The leadoff single “I Decide“, which premiered via Pitchfork and was spun by Henry Rollins on his KCRW radio program, is yours to stream here:


The band has also shared a lyric video starring Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield as she listens to the song for the first time at SXSW, which you can watch here:


Alongside Hanna, the other members of The Julie Ruin include her former Bikini Kill band mate Kathi Wilcox (bass), Carmine Covelli (drums), Sara Landeau (guitar) and Kiki and Herb’s Kenny Mellman (keyboards). Of Hit Reset‘s subject matter, Kathleen Hanna says, “I was way more honest lyrically on this record because we’d been on the road together and I felt more confident taking risks in front of my band mates,” adding, “I’ve written about my personal bouts with illness, abuse, sexism and how hard it is for me to walk away from people even when they are toxic Tasmanian Devils before, but not in this way.”


December 2nd London Koko

December 4th Manchester Gorilla

December 5th Leeds Brudenell Social

December 6th Glasgow CCA


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