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Baker's Dozen

Sounds Behind The Power: Lotic's Favourite Albums
Aimee Armstrong , August 22nd, 2018 08:35

Ahead of their appearance at this year's Unsound Festival, Lotic speaks to Aimee Armstrong about the 13 records that inspired them through life and music

For the best part of a decade J'Kerian Morgan has blended provocative performances to their deconstructed club music to take an unflinching look at some of the most important issues of today. Just listen to them narrating the danger imposed on queer people of colour on 'Hunted',  the lead single from their latest record Power: "Brown skin masculine frame, that's a target".

At first glance, it can be difficult to connect Lotic to pop music - Heterocetera, for instance, was a strangely gothic outing. Power, however, lands closer to pop's  gates. One moment it channels early 00s Björk and the next a scuzzy bop to grind to, next brash noise, the next pivotal social commentary. When looking at the record through the lens of their Baker's Dozen - featuring a lot of weird cuts from popular albums - this diversity makes perfect sense. It's a brilliant selection of powerful - for the most part female - artists who might light the fire of pride to bolster a young queer identity.

Lotic appears at the Unsound Festival this October - for more information visit the festival website. Lotic's new album The Power is out now. Click the pic tomorrow to begin reading their selections