Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The ShortListen: Ladyhawke (no. 271)

Who? Ladyhawke

What’s the story? It is no exaggeration to say that the self-titled debut album by Ladyhawke, aka New Zealander Pip Brown, was one of the best and freshest records released in the last decade. Paris is Dreaming, My Delirium and Manipulating Woman were brilliant pieces of indie-electro-pop, and it even had the good grace to not quite go massive, meaning she was an in-the-know secret. However, second album Anxiety took four years to emerge, moved toward a more introverted sound and feel, almost as if she'd been shown the spotlight, and decided to shun it. So we await new album Wild Things with interest; it's a crucial one for her career-wise - and, by the sound of first single Sweet Fascination, she's decided to open up again. Big retro synths abound, massive electro drums blast away, there's just a mere hint of guitar and Pip's vocals sound confident and dynamic. More of this please.

For fans of: Haim, MUNA, Fleetwood Mac

In three words: Analog synth pop

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

digitalism.jpg

The ShortListen: Digitalism (no. 270)

bandofskulls1.jpg

The ShortListen: Band of Skulls (no. 269)

Gregory Porter 2016_low.jpg

The ShortListen: Gregory Porter (no. 268)

yonaka1.png

The ShortListen: Yonaka (no. 267)

kendricklamar1.jpg

The ShortListen: Kendrick Lamar (no. 266)

frightenedrabbit1.jpg

The ShortListen: Frightened Rabbit (no. 265)

m83dog.jpg

The ShortListen: M83 (no. 264)

jakebugg1.png

The ShortListen: Jake Bugg (no. 263)

kyko1.jpg

The ShortListen: Kyko (no. 262)

Comments

More

American rapper records brutal diss track... about himself

He's gone in hard

by Dave Fawbert
28 Jun 2017

Glastonbury techno tent blares out Corbyn's speech at 4am

He won Glastonbury

by Alex Finnis
28 Jun 2017

First details of the Glastonbury spin-off festival emerge

It's sounding great already

by Dave Fawbert
27 Jun 2017

Watch Liam Gallagher perform 'Don't Look Back in Anger' for first time

Wonder what Noel thought of it...

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Tim Westwood accidentally sends credit card details to the internet

To be fair, he is nearly 60...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Eminem has grown a beard and it's really unsettling

Will the real slim shavey please stand up?

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl dedicates 'My Hero' to naked man

And the BBC accidentally showed him on TV

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

DJ Legend Goldie just accidentally revealed Banksy's identity

That's one big slip up...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

"Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn!" chant breaks out at Glastonbury silent disco

He's the hottest act of the summer

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Johnny Depp goes on rant about assassinating Donald Trump at Glasto

Someone's getting in trouble

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017