PREVIEW: Ladyhawke @ The Glee Club, May 6th

Ladyhawke, aka Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown, made her first big noise on these shores in 2008; with the release of her eponymous debut album.

Named after the Princess Di lookalike shapeshifter, in Richard Donner’s 1985 film of the same name, Ladyhawke combines an 80’s sounding poptronica with guitar riffs and Indie Rock.

Influenced by ELO and compared to Cyndi Lauper (Miss Kitten and New Young Pony Club), Ladyhawke was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome; after a turbulent childhood fending off rare diseases. Citing her condition as one of the reasons she spent so much time ‘absorbed in music’, Ladyhawke is an accomplished songwriter and multi instrumentalist.

Nominated for ‘Best International Female Artist’ in the 2010 BRIT Awards; in another classic swing-miss from the awkwardly contrived ceremony, the New Zealand-born-London-based singer songwriter is perhaps best known for her singles; ‘My Delirium’ and ‘Paris is Burning’.

Currently touring her second album – ‘Anxiety’, available now for pre order and scheduled for released on May 28th, Ladyhawke comes to The Glee Club (B’ham) on May 6th; before a couple of pit stops in New Zealand and finishing with seven dates down under.

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