Bands to Watch #46: Ladyhawke

By on Sunday, 23rd November 2008 at 7:59 pm

Behind the battered trilby, drainpipe jeans and long, tousled blonde hair lies Pip Brown – a.k.a Ladyhawke – a 28 year old New Zealander causing quite a stir thanks to her down-right super electro beats. Nostalgia ensues as you listen to Pip’s Lauper-like pop and Ladyhawke is not ashamed to admit that Cyndi is just one of her many influences hailing from the era of leg warmers and shoulder pads. Kitsch 80s-inspired electronica is evident throughout Ladyhawke’s tunes, while thumping guitar riffs maintain that key edgyness to her sound.

Unsurprisingly, you can’t help but fall in love with such guilty pleasure music. One reason Pip is so appealing, however, is the fact that both her songs and personality are so very genuine. Known for her timid and incredibly shy ways, Ladyhawke – who has Asperger’s Syndrome – is in this purely for the music that means and does so much for the fans and herself.

Her self-titled album Ladyhawke, released in September, was received with general critical acclaim and her success looks set to continue with December seeing the release of Pip’s anticipated fourth single, My Delirium. Check out the awesome video here:


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[…] This week, I’d like to introduce Empire of the Sun. The Australian duo consist of Luke Steele, frontman of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau. Littlemore also used to be a member of Teenager alongside fellow-Aussie, Ladyhawke (who we told you about a few weeks back). […]

[…] 7 – Ladyhawke – Ladyhwake Unashamedly pop, this small Kiwi seems lovely – great tunes, with just enough indie credibility to be able to pull it out for a few more albums. We first introduced Ladyhawke here. […]

[…] tonight’s show was to catch Ladyhawke (pictured left). The 28 year old Kiwi has been on our radar for a while, and live she’s pretty ace. Banter between songs was kept to a minimum, however the music […]

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