Published Dec 22, 2009Earlier this year, seminal electronic imprint Warp Records announced the signing of Manchester, UK-based singer-songwriter Julie Campbell, who performs as LoneLady. In November, the label dropped her first single, "Immaterial." Now, the label has revealed plans to drop her debut album in early 2010.
Called Nerve Up, FACT reports that the album was recorded "in her own converted studio in a dilapidated Manchester mill." As if that wasn't cool enough, it was also co-produced by Guy Fixsen, who has previously worked with the likes of the Breeders, My Bloody Valentine and Stereolab. Combine that with the label's comparisons to Joy Division, Wire, the Fall and Public Image Ltd., and you've got some potentially amazing post-punk on your hands.
If you'd like to hear "Immaterial," you can download the track in exchange for your email address over at the LoneLady website.
Before Nerve Up drops, Warp will release another single, "Intuition." In Europe, the single is due on January 11 with the album coming out on February 15. Since those are Mondays, it's safe to assume that these releases will drop in North America the day after.