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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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…