Irresistible nu-rave energy, hyperpop hooks and experimental electronics form an unstoppable force in the hands of Lady Neptune, the gabber goblin queen alter-ego of Moema Meade. After several years of moonlighting as a bass player in DIY bands, the Glasgow-based singer-songwriter, producer and fashion student has adopted this creature-of-the-night persona as an outlet for her high-powered live performances. She delighted a packed audience at August’s Jupiter Rising Festival in Edinburgh and can be frequently found electrifying clubs and basement venues across Scotland.
Her 2020 EP ‘New Gorbals Gabber’ on Night School Records condensed this idiosyncratic take on peak-time dance music into six pulverising tracks full of arpeggiated synths, hardcore beats, vocal processing techniques and unapologetic trance riffs. In 2021 Meade appeared in collaboration with fellow Glasgow-based producer TAAHLIAH on the latter’s “break-up tune” ‘Tears’, and she kicks off 2022 with the imminent release of a new EP titled ‘NOZ’. Claire Francis
For fans of: SOPHIE, Arca, Gabber Eleganza
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