Ladyhawke is bringing 80′s back…Apr 29th, 2009 | By akua | Category: Akua, Music
Famed for being prim, proper and rich, Lady’s carry a hefty burden. But this Lady is anything but.
Philipa ‘Pip’ Brown aka Ladyhawke is bringing the 80′s back. Not to be confused with Lady GaGa (Pip does not consider a tea cup to be an accessory, and is far too grounded for that nonsense), this New Zealander native is a fresh and welcomed addition to electro- pop music scene and boy doesn’t she do it well.
This easy going Kiwi was recently nominated in the Best Solo Artist category at the NME Awards. Pitted against music heavyweights such as Jay- Z. She also recently appeared in ITV’s offbeat comedy based on a radio show, FM, in which she played herself.
Her self titled debut album infuses synth and funky electro guitar riffs melodically. Her sassy, sexy synthful beats will have you toe tapping and humming for hours.
Although it is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, Ladyhawke is no copycat; she has cemented her own modern sound.
‘Paris is burning’ is a stand out track on the album, written by her about her first experience of Paris. It’s a song that chops and changes in tempo and rhythm from verse, to chorus to bridge. It’s pounding drum beat and addictive guitar riff encapsulates the excitement and urgency of Paris.
Ladyhawke wrote and played instruments on all the songs on her album. Not a hard press for someone who aged 14 taught themselves how to play the guitar, bass and synthesizer in addition to the drums which she learnt aged 11.
This album is far from run of the mill. It mixes more melancholic love songs such as track six, ‘Love Don’t Live here’, describing a slow break up. And then she changes the mood with the synth laden newest single ‘Back of the van‘, the oldest track on the album written three years ago about young love, summer and the anticipation amped up elation that ensues.
The only burden this Lady is carrying is the need to surpass the success of her current album.
Her Album is out now and next single Back of the Van, is released next month