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Music Waits For You: LoneLady's Favourite Albums
Elizabeth Aubrey , June 30th, 2021 09:15

From singing along with Neneh Cherry on her way to school to a lockdown obsession with Durutti Column, Julie Campbell, aka LoneLady, takes Elizabeth Aubrey through the thirteen definitive records of her life


Model 500 – No UFOs

Bill Skibbe, who I co-produced Hinterland and Former Things with, is really plugged into funk and during our sessions we would occasionally just go off on a tangent: he’d say, ‘Google this’ and we'd go down a YouTube rabbit warren of just finding really cool funk music that I’d never heard of before. Out in Michigan, he's got access to a lot of old, defunct studios too. When I was last there, making Hinterland, he’d sourced a mixing desk used by Parliament, a synth used by Cybotron… the’s just amazing to work with.

The beats on this album really drew me in, as did the cool electro synths which run throughout the record. I think all the drum machines and synths, they’re all driving through my album and I think Model 500 were a big influence with all their really propulsive baselines and cool beats. I just instinctively knew that I wanted a sound like this to be the sonic scaffolding of my album.