Ladyhawke at Laneway

“For an artist with such a fierce-sounding moniker, award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter Ladyhawke — whose name conjures up anything from female shaman warriors to an Academy Award-nominated fantasy film — is surprisingly shy,” Asia One’s Victoria Barker writes. “In fact, she’s so mild-mannered that she suffers from stage fright, she said. ‘I work myself up quite a bit and over-think things before I go on stage … but the second I do, I feel fine,’ said the 3-year-old, who played at Singapore’s inaugural St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in late January. Brown is working on her second album, which has yet to be named, and chose to be based in a tiny village near Provence in France, where “there are fewer distractions”. On her upcoming album, which she hopes to release in September, she said: ‘It’s really different from the first album. It’s quite rocky, and a bit darker, but still has that Ladyhawke sound.’” Ladyhawke, whose real name is Pip Brown, was born in Masterton.


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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,…