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Ladyhawke makes The Forum dance with indie-pop anthems live review

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  Friday 16th November 2012
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Ladyhawke brought the cool to Kentish Town performing a range of their songs

New Zealand-born singer-songwriter Pip Brown, aka Ladyhawke, brought effortless cool to Kentish Town on Wednesday, playing a mixture of songs from her self-titled first album and the more recent Anxiety, released in May.

Beginning with her debut single Back of the Van, she managed to spread her time evenly between paying homage to her back catalogue (Paris is Burning, Dusk Till Dawn, Magic) and launching into newer material (Girl Like Me, The Quick & The Dead, Sunday Drive).

A spot on the set-list was also reserved for the Alice in Wonderland-inspired White Rabbit by influential psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane.  

Highlights of the show included Anxiety’s lead single Black, White and Blue, with its rocky 1970s flavour and mind-blowing chorus, and the up-tempo and radio-friendly My Delirium: possibly her career’s peak.

Ladyhawke has become a cult icon and her brand of melodic indie-pop with electronic shades is refreshing and a must-see for an eclectic range of gig-goers.

Verdict: ••••

Aimee Oliver

Photos: Filippo L’Astorina

Watch the video for My Delirium here:

Complete setlist

Back of the Van

Blue Eyes

Girl Like Me

Anxiety

Professional Suicide

Magic

Dusk Till Dawn

Black White & Blue

The Quick and the Dead

Love Don’t Live Here

Better Than Sunday

Sunday Drive

Paris Is Burning

Encore 

White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)

Gone Gone Gone

My Delirium