Saturday, 15 November 2008

LADYHAWKE- Live at The Coronet

Ladyhawke at the Coronet was really good last night. For me it was the highlight of a fun but otherwise average Antipodean night "Neverever Land" that's currently traveling the globe. I get the feeling Pip Brown is a bit overwhelmed by all the attention, but somehow that very fact gives her credibility. She's got a great mixture of effortless style, passion and an endearing awkwardness that makes her all the more likable and watchable. Her stage persona gives you the feeling she'd be doing her thing anyway, even if she were playing a bar in front of 20 people.

The sound is big and poppy, but there's something quite inspiring about it. I don't know why, but it's the kind of music that makes me see pictures; landscapes, animals, giant sea horses, flights through storm clouds on the back of something big... Love it.