Ladyhawke are the new retro-electro-80’s-pop (take your pick) sensation of the moment, and having tweaked my interest with their scorchingly good self titled debut album ‘Ladyhawke‘, I went to see them live with a few workmates. Pip walked out on stage a picture of retro, in a Homer Simpson tee 2 sizes too big, and rolled up at the sleeves. As the album is fairly heavy on the electronic side, I was quite suprised when I realized she had a full band with her. (unlike one man band Gotye, who I saw last week)
While the band played well together, the beginning of the set felt like it lacked abit of energy. This probably wasn’t helped by how shy Pip appeared to be, but I’m sure this is something that will improve as Ladyhawke get some touring experience behind them. Of course, after a few songs, they seemed to all warm into it and Pip relaxed abit, giving the crowd good reason to mosh out to a few of their better known tracks.
so! heres a few tracks to have a listen to, and dont forget - if you like it, go buy it, and see them live too! :