Ladyhawke’s in Vogue

Pip Brown aka Ladyhawke, the former-Wellingtonian and undisputed queen of the synthpop revival, is profiled in the April issue of Teen Vogue, as one of “five musical acts who will be in heavy rotate this spring”. “Although Ladyhawke’s self-titled album adds a dose of originality to the electro-pop scene, the New Zealand native claims that nostalgia — particularly the grunge era — is her secret ingredient.” Pip says that big influences on her songwriting are nineties bands like Nirvana and movies which when not on the road she watches five a week, “then injects the emotion she draws from the content back into her tunes.”


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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…