LoneLady is Julie Campbell, and vice versa - there is little artifice involved, but rather asymbiosis between art and creator that manifests itself in the kind of poetic, deeply personal and unapologetic work that becomes timeless music. HINTERLAND comes like a bolt from the dark. At its core beats a special kind of uncomplicated drum machine rhythm and the synthetic timbre of percussion that recalls fractured memories of minimal wave and even early techno, lashed together with LoneLady’s deceptively intricate and propulsive style of guitar playing. “It’s channelling Parliament/Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Arthur Russell…among others. A strange - but nonetheless real - meeting of funk and…well…me, from Audenshaw, Manchester.”
It also shows a deepening obsession with the post industrial ruinscape, brutalist architecture and psychogeography - a response to/consequence of living in Manchester, in a tower block next to the Mancunian Way motorway. “I feel compelled to summon this environment in the album's moments of brittle, deconstructed textures and spectral/bleak atmospheres.” HINTERLAND also expands LoneLady’s previously stark approach into more colourful and kaleidoscopic dimensions. Campbell plays all instruments except real drums and produced HINTERLAND to near-completion in her home studio.