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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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…