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|6 face-melting gurners for the 21st Century’s, wilted and jilted generation.
Glasgow’s Lady Neptune follows her New Gorbals Gabber cassette E.P. with her debut vinyl release NOZ. Over
the course of 23 bloody fisted minutes, Lady Neptune’s – aka Moema Meade - hyper destructed take on Gabber
and Happy Hardcore breaks down the genre tropes before rebuilding them as a new pop music. If 2020’s New
Gorbals Gabber showed an artist building their own language from fragments of different genres, 2022’s NOZ
goes harder into the cyberpunk-ass future and takes no prisoners. Recorded and mixed at Glasgow’s legendary
Green Door Studios and mastered by Rashad Becker, here Lady Neptune evolves into a monster.
With the classic weapons of Dutch Gabber – distorted 909 kick drums, bursts of noise and world-eating Rave-OMatic hoovering synth riffs, Lady Neptune’s 6 tracks constantly threaten to careen off the speaker into the
sweatiest, most gibbering, messy corners of the club. The two years since her debut has seen Meade destroying
festival dancefloors, training for the full assault that is NOZ. Live performances have seen foam guns, tequilapistols, neon stage dancers and a full, maxed-out orgy of fast-as-hell BPM, rave music burning up the cones. The
experience reaps rewards from the outset on recorded form here. APOCOLYPS begins with monstrous vocals and
the all-consuming kick, pulled back and taut for launch. The arsenal builds; warbling synths and high-pitched
synth-strings before dropping into Bald Terror-sized hoovers and stuttering 4/4s. It quickly bleeds into
MASTERER, with a looped, pitched up vocal intersecting with the synth riff. The aesthetics might be Happy
Hardcore but the dynamic feels like a synthetic, evil Nu Metal-influenced Industrial music. Constantly evolving
and twisting with its own natural drama, the drop at 2:15 is pure ecstatic release. fusing Meade’s inclination for pop
hooks with the first out-and-out 180BPM (ish, who’s counting?) anthemic melter of the E.P., TELL ME has
THE big catchy chorus, used sparingly and sung by Meade with angelic devilishness, coming at you in waves of
XTC. It’s a repeater.
It’s then massive fists in the air for the ruthless Side B opener WIT. In the Welsh-Brazilian artist’s adopted home of
Glasgow it translates directly as WHAT!? Itt makes sense. g. Sharp, weaponised, rhythmic punishment abounds
before OH responds. Pitched up vocals and another mid-frequency synth hook wipes the slate clean. Like the
best Gabber, the tension and release dynamic is used to full effect by Meade, with the thunderous low end kick -
expertly tweaked in the mastering by Rashad Becker – slipping into the ghostly cavern. Industrialized 4/4 and
noise-snares propel onwards to be utterly squashed by that bloody synth, stinging and horribly brilliant. Proving
her genius for a ridiculous A-N-T-H-E-M, TIME 2 MAKE U FEEL GOOD closes the 23 minutes of ragged,
drugged glory with a festival-slamming chorus built from the wreckage. It’s a song that does that thing we all
know and love but can’t put our finger on. Sad, happy, tragedy, ecstasy, joy, horror...There’s big, minor chord
changes (yes there’s some CHORDS on this slammer), the kick is submerged in layers of pads and Meade’s
actual secret weapon: her vocal and knack for writing a chorus line. In the listener’s mind it’s over before it’s
begun, a track destined for the big rewind.
Released on the weekend Lady Neptune debuts at legendary Bang Face festival, NOZ is a breathless, E-number
riddled eternal ecstasy.
3. TIME 2 MAKE U FEEL GOOD
6. TELL ME
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BA DA BING!
|HELL FIRE |
|LADY NEPTUNE |
|THE HEADS |
RELAXING WITH...(BLACK VINYL JUBILEE EDITION)
|WHITE LIGHTNING |
THUNDERBOLTS OF FUZZ