art by Sarah Larnach
It's no secret, I'm in love with Ladyhawke. Her song made my top 2008 list, and I was lucky enough to catch her on tour a few years ago.
You'll recall that I've been a fan since her brilliant single, "Dusk Til Dawn", that came out four years ago. With the new album out now, we're being treated with a few remixes for her latest single, "Sunday Drive".
Scissor Sisters, Villa, Gigamesh, The Slips, and Willy Moon, are among some of the musicians commissioned to remix "Sunday Drive". You can hear some of the remixes on Modular's Soundcloud. I'm glad to hear that the ones I've listened to, they didn't shy away from using the that wonderful catchy hook, "Please don't go, I need your love".
Although "Sunday Drive" is a solid song, I still think "Blue Eyes" is the best track on the album. I don't know if there are plans on releasing this as a single, but its dance-dumb chorus of "nah-nah-nah-nah" followed by straight fuzzy guitar just sound like it will be a number one radio hit song. I just can't get enough of this song.
I find that the reason why I love Ladyhawke is that all her songs sounds like they are long-loved songs from the 1980. You can tell it's not some hipster ironic retro-thing, this is true love. Anxiety is out now, via Modular Recordings.
For the next few months, she's playing some Australian dates. Expect more dates to be announced later.
06/30/12 River Sessions, Mackay
07/11/12 Union Hall, Dunedin
07/12/12 Foundary - Winterlude, Christchurch
07/13/12 Sanfrancisco Bathhouse, Wellington
07/14/12 The Studio, Auckland
07/17/12 The Billboard, Melbourne
07/18/12 The Metro, Sydney
07/19/12 Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
07/20/12 The ANU Bar, Canberra
07/24/12 The Bakery, Perth
07/26/12 The HQ, Adelaide
07/28/12 Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay