Lil’ Chief/Flying Nun
Princess Chelsea 'The Great Cybernetic Depression'
Building upon the success of her 2011 debut Lil Golden Book, which spawned the internet sensation “Cigarette Duet” (which has racked up nearly twenty million hits on Youtube), the new album is a sparkling, glittering epic, weaving layers upon layers of synths to create a fantastical universe that is out of this world.
Her background in classical music lends a darkly baroque flair to the sound, with the songs more like compositions than traditional “synth pop”, weaving unconventional song structures with very dense “wall of synth” arrangements to create a sound that has been described as “retrofuturistic”.
With influences ranging from Kraftwerk to Tomita and Eurythmics, part of the inspiration behind the album was to recreate the magic of childhood sci-fi moves like The Neverending Story, sounding like the future as she imagined it when she was ten.
"The new LP boasts classical-inspired baroque-isms, Courtney Barnett-style humour/banality, and an obsession with the intergalactic." - The Line of Best Fit
"cartoonishly cute little ditties about the perils of smoking, drinking and dating older men." Guardian New Band of the Day