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Anyone here a fan of hers? I chanced upon her first album a few years ago while perusing Virgin Air's in-flight
entertainment. Imagine the minimalism of Young Marble Giants sped up a few paces and a dash of St. Vincent. She's now
released 2 solo LP's and a great collaboration with Jah Wobble (credited under her birth name, Julie Campbell)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_5vsu7DyYoQ

beamish13, Thursday, 22 October 2015 06:37 (six years ago) link

the new album rules

Yeah I love her album from this year, especially "silvering".

Tim F, Thursday, 22 October 2015 07:55 (six years ago) link

Oh dang, I like that Jah Wobble/Julie Campbell album a lot and never once have I realized that was her.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 22 October 2015 08:01 (six years ago) link

Got a lot of time for both of the Lonelady albums. The track Flee! - although non-representative of her output - is really something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb4L9sVabuQ

Doran, Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:32 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

This album deserves more shine.

Tim F, Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:33 (six years ago) link

yep. I'm surprised ilm isn't all over this. maybe it's because it sounds not unlike a lot of other stuff that's been popular over the last few years (elements of Savages, St Vincent, Chairlift, Electrelane and others), but that isn't a bad thing necessarily, especially when it's done well.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:49 (six years ago) link

I remember that i quite enjoyed listening to it shortly after it was released. But somehow it didn't really leave a mark. Weren't the songs a bit samey?

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 29 November 2015 18:11 (six years ago) link

I think it's a bit of both. Lonelady de-emphasises songcraft in favour of these iridescent "Born Under Punches" meets "Walking On The Moon" meets Marquee Moon soundscapes. Which makes the album quite samey ("Flee" aside) and also really leverages the album to listeners' level of interest in post-punk revivalism (probably flagging after 13 or so years). But it's also these things which make me love it so much.

I feel like when it comes to this kind of sound in general terms, typically the choice offered is between minimalist reproductions of the past or a very song/persona driven eccentricity and character. Whereas an approach to post-punk with an aesthetic of serious groove-minded maximalism feels like something rarely attempted outside the Studio album.

Tim F, Sunday, 29 November 2015 22:21 (six years ago) link

"Born Under Punches" meets "Walking On The Moon" meets Marquee Moon soundscapes.

you make it sound like my favourite music in the world

canoon fooder (dog latin), Monday, 30 November 2015 00:48 (six years ago) link

It's a good album, which synthesizes the post-punk influences rather than regurgitate them, and stands out of the pack of revivalists. It's a big step from her debut and I'm expecting something even better next time.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 30 November 2015 01:54 (six years ago) link

i have loved everything i heard for the debut, had no idea there was a new release this year. going to have to check it out.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 02:39 (six years ago) link

my favorite from the last album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50MimU2m6sg

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:30 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

No discussion of the latest album? What a great discovery

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 20 November 2021 22:04 (one week ago) link

I felt "Former Things" was a step down from the excellent of "Hinterland", not bad just not as engaging.

What's really great, though, is the collaboration she just did with Stephen Mallinder and Benge, "Clinker":
https://www.discogs.com/release/20685883-Campbell-Mallinder-Benge-Clinker

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 20 November 2021 22:19 (one week ago) link


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