The Slope

Sun 3 Jul 20:00 - 20:55

Snail Mail

Snail mail is a term for the mail that gets delivered to your letterbox, and sometimes takes several days to reach its destination. It’s not a word you’d expect from a member of Generation Z like Lindsay Jordan. She was 18 when she debuted with ‘Lush’ (2018), a guitar record with an obvious debt to the ‘90s, in the style of Pavement, Liz Phair and her musical hero Elliott Smith. The American magazine Rolling Stone dubbed her a child genius. The sudden attention was tough for Jordan. ‘It’s all really creepy. When you’re in the public eye, there’s constant pressure to not come across as a complete idiot.’ She makes art out of her anxieties. ‘Valentine’ (2021) shows a mature artist who rises above all the hoopla.