Drawing Comparisons

Masterton-born indie pop rocker Pip Brown, 28, otherwise known as Ladyhawke, is garnering enthusiastic reviews in London – the Guardian dubbing Brown’s sound “exquisitely distracted insouciance over fabulous machine melody.” Her second release ‘Paris is Burning’, added to the playlist on influential UK DJ Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, has “stunning syndrums and ricocheting rhythms.” Likened to Peaches and Pat Benatar, and looking like a cross between Debbie Harry and Stevie Nicks, Brown’s UK manager Zak Biddu says of Brown: “I don’t know if it’s something in your water, but New Zealanders always seem to be pretty laidback, and she is pretty laidback, far more so than young English artists at her stage that I work with or have previously worked with.” Ladyhawke, now based in London, plays Wellington and Auckland in August. Her debut album is released on Modular Recordings in September.


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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,…