This 12 track record follows 2015’s Funny Man and Lark's 6th album sees a continued progression, as they mine deeply intricate and compelling shadows from a noir entrenched sonic pallet. Acclaimed by both critics and fellow musicians alike, Lark is an independent band and solo project founded by Karl Bielik, a nonconformist and often idiosyncratic songwriter, frontman and artist. Carving a grimy, gritty groove with heavy basslines, raucous sounds and turbulent lyricism, they paint a volatile picture of the landscape they inhabit: romantic, dissonant, feverish and alive. From the broody grunge of opener Dowdy to the disturbed western guitars of Underpass (“Here comes love, Rooting through the bins”), the industrial machine soundscapes of Bleaching Out (“I swapped the chair, For the noose”) and the sad, haunting lullaby of Nothing (“Nothing almost nothing, That we have left behind”), The Last Woman spans soft, harsh, tender, melancholy, love, loss, age, humour and politics. Tracks such as Nightclub (Station To Station era Bowie) and the quasi industrial pop of One Step (The Fall), Broken (JJ Burnel) conjure dark memories of a musical heritage, but the industrial feedback, sonorous declaration, low sung bass and warped shards of noise and melody of The Last Woman are all Bielik’s own. Released at the same time as the 7" on Care in The Community Records of Can I Colour in Your Hair with a flip side Andrew Weatherall remix, adding to past re-workings of Lark songs by the likes of Green Gartside, Erol Alkan and The Bees.