LoneLady (aka Julia Campbell) has announced her third album, Former Things, which will be released June 25 via Warp. It's been six years since her last, Hinterland, and since then LoneLady left her hometown of Manchester for London, and made the new album at Somerset House Studios, an 18th century shooting range that was turned into an experimental performance space. Former Things is also the first album Campbell has made entirely on her own.
“I was hungry for a change of scene. Born and bred in Manchester, my home city is like walking around a giant living diary, an archeology of myself, layered with memories," says LoneLady. "I set up a new studio in ‘The Rifle Range’, an 18th-Century Naval shooting gallery. In this long, narrow concrete room I set up my studio to be part art-installation, part nightclub where I could turn the volume up loud and project Cabaret Voltaire super-8 videos and Ingmar Bergman films across the stone walls. I was located at the dramatic heart of it all, not far from Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace - quite a change from my previous studios nestled in the crumbling darklands of Manchester’s outskirts.”