Main Stage: SATURDAY 10
Her first album Nerve Up was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. The NME called it a “unique, brilliant debut … we should celebrate LoneLady as the arrival of a fresh and invigorating voice whose talent transcends time and space and influence”.
Her second album Hinterland was released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. At its core beats a special kind of uncomplicated drum machine rhythm whilst recalling themes from minimal wave and even early techno. The Quietus called it a “vibrant and urgent combination of genealogy and vision – and it is this that truly makes it a masterpiece”. All four singles released from Hinterland reached the ‘A’ Playlist on BBC 6 Music and Campbell also received a Sky Arts nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist.
Landscapes and restless quests are the main preoccupations of Hinterland – the word itself translates in German as ”the land behind”. It might mean the land of your childhood, the landscape of the mind, the territories imagined and projected on a blank wall. Impressions of Manchester outskirts and psychic interiors are conjured again and again throughout the record.
“Hinterland is an uplifting collection of groovy, edgy post-punk, where funky rhythms, taut basslines and Campbell’s scratchy guitar lines collide” **** – The Times