In her self-deprecating (or just realistic) way Juliana has mentioned her relative musical anonymity in recent interviews. Her withdrawal from touring and promotion inevitably pushes her further under the mainstream radar, something she appears comfortable about. It’s therefore good to see her music continues to be appreciated by contemporary artists.
24 year old British singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, aka Marina and the Diamonds is a current darling of the music press, and a fan too.
She namechecked Juliana in an interview carried by we7 earlier this year:
“I love artists who are true to themselves and don't follow a particular pattern with trends, what's "in" etc. I love artists who aren't scared to do something new. PJ Harvey, Daniel Johnston, Metric, The Distillers, Juliana Hatfield, Madonna...”
In a widely syndicated article by Bang Showbiz this month, Marina said:
"I think I will have a Juliana Hatfield or PJ Harvey moment one day, where I'll just record in my bedroom with an electric guitar and it'll sell two copies.”