We’ve known here at Backseat Mafia for quite some time that Warp Records can do no wrong, and that was proved once again with the release, earlier in the year of Hinterland, by Manchester singer/songwriter Julie Campbell, aka Lonelady.
Realising her small town (Audenshaw, to be exact) tales and dreams through her wonky synth pop – the track itself described by Campbell as being ”….this is the land of childhood wonder, and magic, and playful movement..we’d create kingdoms with our imaginations….and that’s a big part of what the song is about…”, its spiced with a liberal dose of Prince like funk and choppy guitars, that cover the full gambit between Bunnymen and Britsoul. Campbell recorded the largely at home, finishing the production with Bill Skibbe, who sent the whole thing through an old console that had one previous owner – Sly Stone.
The video, directed once again with Juliet Ellis (Bunkerpop) switches between performance footage soaked in a 70s hue, and animation, provided by Daniela Sherer.
Catch her over the Summer at
26th – Glastonbury Festival, UK
6th-10th – Residency at Station to Station, Barbican Centre, London, UK
10th – Live performance at Station to Station, Barbican Centre, London, UK
18th – Latitude, Suffolk, UK
19th – Walthamstow Garden Party, London, UK
25th – Tramlines, Sheffield, UK
1st – Farm Festival, nr Bristol, UK
2nd – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire, UK
30th – The Garden Party, Leeds UK
5th – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
10th-14th – Bestival, Isle Of Wight, UK
7th – Heaven, London, UK
More dates TBC