It’s been a little while since I wrote a post and it’s also been a little while since I listened to Ladyhawke’s “Wild Things”.
Both of these things are bad.
Excusing my laziness for a second, Wild Things is a cracking album and I can’t believe that I forgot about it. It’s good fortune that it came up this afternoon (well, her track “Wonderland” did) whilst I was listening to a Spotify ‘Radio’ selection linked to Santigold’s “Disparate Youth” (also a cracking track and it seems to be a favourite of whoever is putting together World Cup transitions on the BBC).
Now I come to think about it, I don’t think that I’ve ever written about Ladyhawke which is even worse!
According to Wikipedia:
Phillipa Margaret “Pip” Brown (born 13 July 1979), better known by her stage name Ladyhawke, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She took her stage name from Richard Donner‘s 1985 film Ladyhawke.
She’s also a massive video game player which gives her extra kudos!
Although I’m going to quickly write about Wild Things, Ladyhawke has two equally awesome albums – the self titled, multi-award winning “Ladyhawke” released in 2009 and the awesome follow up “Anxiety” released in 2012. I highly recommend them both.
In a similar vain to her previous albums, every track of Wild Things heavily features an electro/synthesiser sound but they are cleverly arranged.
The best trademark behind her tracks though is her story like lyrics that help to make sure each track rewards you with a fulfilling experience which is a direct result of someone who clearly makes music because she loves to.
It might be best described as ‘electropop’ but there’s no dumb pop lyrics and over reused choruses here.
“Dangerous” is one of my favourites and one that sticks in your mind. Following that is “Money to Burn” which is a really great track and a better example of the overall flavour of the whole album – not that Dangerous is a long way away but it’s… a little more edgy than the rest… In a good way!
I hope you enjoy it.