It reminds me of my New York layover… Ladyhawke is the stage name of the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown (born in July 1979 at Masterton, New Zealand). She can play electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizers and drums. Pip tours with a live band, but in studio she plays all the instruments. Influenced by 80’s music, her musical style blends new wave, indie rock and electropop. She is best known for the singles “Paris Is Burning” and “My Delirium”.
In Melbourne she met Nick Littlemore of Pnau (and later Empire of the Sun), formed the duo Teenager and moved together to Sydney. In 2006 Brown decided to leave Teenager to focus on a personal project she had been developing for sometime, a persona she had dubbed “Ladyhawke”, inspired by the Richard Donner film from 1985 with the same name.
Last modified: April 18, 2011