One of the most extraordinary acts in modern music, LoneLady travels to Ramsgate on October 27th to perform her delicious dance-punk songs!
Recent record ‘Former Things’ features exquisite echoes of St Vincent, Prince and even Chaka Khan.
“We should celebrate LoneLady as the arrival of a fresh and invigorating voice whose talent transcends time and space and influence” – NME
Julie Campbell, A.K.A LoneLady, is a musician, songwriter, singer and producer from Manchester, England. Inspired by British post-punk, Julie first started making recordings in the early-mid 2000s on a 4-track cassette recorder in her towerblock flat in Manchester while completing a Fine Art Degree. Self-taught on many instruments including guitar, bass, synths, drum machines and later learning cello, Julie writes all the parts and plays all the instruments on her recordings, with the exception of real drums.
LoneLady has returned (March 2021) with new single ‘(There Is) No Logic’ a punchy electro and R&B tinged track, released via Warp Records. ‘(There Is) No Logic’ fuses humanity and hardware, with unruly chopped-up vocal samples layered over twisting machine-funk rhythms. The song was written, produced and performed by Julie Campbell.
Inspired by Memento Mori paintings, a medieval art style that served as a symbolic representation of the inevitability of death, “(There Is) No Logic” re-interprets this for the 21st century. LoneLady’s tongue is firmly in her cheek, pairing blackly humorous tidings of doom with an irrepressible dancefloor energy.
Speaking on the track, LoneLady says, “it just really encapsulates so many cool electro sounds and even some r’n’b vocal stylings. It was fun sampling ‘do’ and ‘dah’ vocals and running them through the sequencer to get that choppy-collaged effect, definitely a Cabaret Voltaire influence there. The technology gods were happy that day and it all came together in a really fresh and immediate way.”
“A vibrant and urgent combination of genealogy and vision – and it is this that truly makes it a masterpiece” – The Quietus
“Spectacular” – UNCUT
“An evocative pop record full of complexity and heavy on the groove” – The Line of Best Fit