ALBUM REVIEW: Lonelady – Hinterland | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Warp Records

Released: 23.03.15

More information on Lonelady’s official website


Hinterland – a German word that, in English usage, has come to refer to a depth of land or knowledge, something outside of common geographic experience. On her second album as Lonelady, Julie Campbell infuses the deep post-punk grooves of her previous work with a tense, nervous funk that sits somewhere between Scary Monsters-era Bowie and the last La Roux album to create the perfect soundtrack for the nocturnal flaneur. This is unashamedly intellectual pop that’s not afraid to move the body as well as the soul – an exploration of an aesthetic, of a concept, of a landscape. What could have been revivalism in lesser hands is fresh and inquisitive in Campbell’s, with Hinterland emerging as a triumph purely on its own terms.

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