Published Jan 21, 2015In our review of LoneLady's debut album, Nerve Up, we said that it sounded like Manchester songwriter-producer Julie Campbell "is just getting warmed up." We may have been wrong, however, since it's taken her five years to make the follow-up. Now, finally she's announced that the sophomore effort Hinterland will be out on March 24 through Warp Records.
Campbell recorded and mixed the album at her home studio, playing guitar, keyboards, cello, vocals, drum machines and more. Production was completed with Bill Skibbe (Austra, the Dead Weather) at his Key Club Recording Company in Benton Harbor, MI, where they used a vintage console that previously belonged to Sly Stone.
The word "hinterland" is German for "the country behind," and a press release notes that the album evokes the "post-industrial ruinscape" of the "decayed Manchester outskirts."
For a taste of what this sounds like, scroll past the tracklist below to hear the newly shared "Bunkerpop," which also arrives as a 12-inch on February 24, and the previously premiered "Groove It Out," a shimmying dance track unpinned by a simple, punchy funk riff.
Hinterland is available to pre-order in various formats from Bleep.
1. Into the Cave
4. Groove It Out
5. (I Can See) Landscapes
8. Red Scrap
9. Mortar Remembers You