Album Upbeat She Swears

Ladyhawke has announced the release of her second album, Anxiety, which will be out on 19 March 2012. It has been recorded over the past year at producer Pascal Gabriel’s house in the south of France. Earlier this year, the singer — aka Pip Brown — told NME that she has been taking a trip down memory lane during the sessions and revisiting her old Britpop records from the likes of Supergrass and Blur. She commented: “It’s a lot heavier, guitar and drum-wise. I wanted a live feel. It’s an upbeat album, I swear.” Ladyhawke’s critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album earned her six New Zealand Music Awards in 2009, including Album and Single of the Year.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…