Saturday 5th March
Saturday 5th March
Lone Lady + Richard Norris + Loula Yorke + Jerry Dammers DJ Set and with visuals by George Shaw
Lone Lady - 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.
Her starkly urgent debut album ‘’Nerve Up’’ was released on Warp in 2010 to critical acclaim. Showcasing Julie’s choppy, intricate and economical guitar playing and judiciously sparse arrangements, John Doran (The Quietus) in the NME called it a “unique, brilliant debut … we should celebrate LoneLady as the arrival of a fresh and invigorating voice whose talent transcends time and space and influence’’.
Julie’s second album ”Hinterland” was released to widespread critical acclaim in 2015. Its longer, groove-oriented tracks reflect Julie’s expanding musical palette, now incorporating elements of electronic dance music and funk.
Created on electronic sequencers, synths and drum machines in a basement bunker beneath Somerset House, London, LoneLady’s 3rd studio album FORMER THINGS is a tour-de-force of punch-and-crunch electro, r’n’b and pop, shot through with mournful eulogies to the lost golden age of childhood and youth.
Jerry Dammers (founder of The Specials and 2 Tone) DJ Set of “Library Music” with projected visuals, including (in a world exclusive for Coventry’s “City of Culture” year) a piece of original music Jerry has composed and recorded, accompanying the paintings of Coventry artist George Shaw (Turner Prize nominated). George will be in attendance as a special guest.
NB Please do not expect Jerry’s more usual ska and reggae DJ sets. On this occasion he will deliver music mainly from his extensive collection of “Library music” - obscure “off the shelf ” music produced for TV and film backgrounds.
Loula Yorke - presented in partnership with The Oram Awards Loula Yorke is a composer and live synthesist who uses electronics and participation to create noisy artworks.
Richard Norris has been called 'the electronic musician's electronic musician' (Electronic Sound magazine). His career in music spans from the beginnings of the UK electronic dance scene. He co-produced Jack The Tab, an early Acid House album, then partnered with Soft Cell's Dave Ball as the Grid, who released the Balearic classic 'Floatation', and ten UK hit singles including the million selling 'Swamp Thing'. He later formed the duo Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve with Erol Alkan, and has mixed and remixed hundreds of artists including Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Happy Mondays, Erasure, Warpaint, Bryan Ferry, Joe Strummer, Placebo and Tame Impala. He worked with Moog Music on their Moog Record Library, and has recently created new work using recently discovered Delia Derbyshire sounds, for release next year.