Cold Comparisons

Ladyhawke, who this month made her New York debut at the Bowery Ballroom and Studio B, said in an interview with The Village Voice, that New Zealand “is like being in Iceland, or something. [It’s] basically at the bottom of the world, right next to Antarctica.” “We were basically exposed to our own music scene, which has always been really amazing. I think that’s why we tend to describe ourselves as isolated. It’s a bit of a culture shock when we leave New Zealand for the first time.” Ladyhawke, aka Pip Brown, has most recently been getting attention for the club banger Paris is Burningand it’s even rumoured that Christina Aguilera is currently reworking her infectious single My Delirium. In February this year she toured with British group the Ting Tings. Ladyhawke has also announced a UK headlining tour in May 2009.


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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,…