Created on sequencers, synths and drum machines in a basement bunker beneath Somerset House, London, LoneLady talks to Caro C about the making of her third studio album Former Things.
00:00 - Introduction
01:19 - Former Things
06:08 - Influences For The Album
08:55 - Curating The Ideas
12:19 - Touring The Album
15:21 - Warp Records
17:12 - The Album Cycle
19:20 - Supporting REM's Peter Buck
23:38 - Building The Live Show
28:27 - Technical Development
LoneLady (Julie Campbell) - Biog
Inspired by British post-punk Julie first started making recordings in the early-mid 2000s on a 4‑track cassette recorder. As her name indicates LoneLady writes, performs and records all the components of her music, building up her own soundworlds in a solitary creative process.
Her debut album Nerve Up was released on Warp Records in 2010 and her second album, Hinterland, in 2015, with both receiving widespread critical acclaim. Julie recorded, mixed and produced Hinterland to near-completion in her home studio in Manchester, travelling to Keyclub Recording Co, Michigan, for some finishing touches and additional production with Bill Skibbe.
Created on electronic sequencers, synths and drum machines in a basement bunker beneath Somerset House, London, LoneLady’s third studio album Former Things is a tour-de-force of punch-and-crunch electro, r'n'b and pop, shot through with mournful eulogies to the lost golden age of childhood and youth.
Interviewer: Caro C - Biog
Described as a "one-woman electronic avalanche" (BBC) and a "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3), Caro has been making her own brand of sensual electronica since the late '90s, reared on a diet of black music, Warp Records and Björk.
Caro currently finds herself in ample musical mischief in the Manchester creative mycelium and beyond — making music, teaching, producing podcasts as well as being the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Delia Derbyshire Day Charity: https://deliaderbyshireday.com
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