Lo-fi Musical Shift

New Zealand chanteuse Ladyhawke, 32, talks to Vogue Australia about her new album Anxiety and the musical shift between this recording and her self-titled debut. She’s progressed from the synth-heavy 1980s to the gritty guitars of the 90s. There are echoes of The Breeders, Liz Phair and Garbage throughout the record. “I had a clear idea when I started writing this album as to how I wanted it to sound,” she says. “I wanted everything to be big, but I also wanted things to sound lo-fi.” One thing that won’t change for Ladyhawke is her jones for men’s clothing. While she cites such labels as Zambesi and Acne as favourites, she’s more at home sniffing out menswear bargains. “I guess I’m just your basic T-shirt-and-jeans kind of girl.”


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Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Auckland born New Yorker and pre-eminent New Zealand artist Max Gimblett has produced his most significant book collaboration with American poet, cultural essayist and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde. Published in September…