The Long Game album is one of the most exciting musical debuts this year.
For our latest entry, we present The Lonely Harps Club, a harp-driven art pop project created by British harpist and songwriter Julia Mascetti. The music can be best described as cerebral yet infectiously catchy. Its influences include female pioneers such as Kate Bush and Björk. The Lonely Harps Club debut album Long Game is like a chest of treasures. The art pop is laced with dark undertones of hard rock, goth and metal along with hints of spoken word and trip-hop. The album also embraces the multilingual international reality of being an expat. There are titles like “Nommunication,” for instance, a Japanese portmanteau word which means to bond after work over alcohol. There’s also the German “Neuschmerz” and the Italian “Dilettante.” Mascetti credits her life in Tokyo and international friends as part of the inspiration for the album. READ MORE: