Isobel Campbell: ‘I’m not an outright failure but I’m not successful enough for things to be easy’

A collapsed music label and a four-year wait to release her new album have tested the musician’s mettle

Having been based in Los Angeles for almost 10 years you might have thought a west coast twang would have impacted on certain vowels, but Isobel Campbell has lost none of her Glaswegian brogue. What has been lost, however, is far more precious than an accent: time.

For the past four years, Campbell has been sitting on her first solo album since 2006’s Milkwhite Sheets and her first recorded work since 2010’s Hawk (on which she collaborated with US singer Mark Lanegan). Continue reading