Kent released her debut solo album, Delay, in 2007. The album showcased looped cello, electronics, and field recordings in a series of deeply melodic compositions of astonishing detail and arrangement. Kent's second full-length, Green and Grey, was issued in 2011 on Important Records. She moved to UK label Leaf for two subsequent solo records: Character (2015) and Asperities (2017).
In addition to recording and touring as a solo artist, Julia Kent composes film scores and music for dance and theatre.