Taking in east coast capital cities, tickets for the tour go on sale on May 6 with pre-sale on May 4 – for more info on fan pre-sale click here.
The 3rd studio album ‘Wild Things’ is set for release on June 3 and available for pre-order here now. The first single lifted from the album is the deeply revealing and infectious ‘A Love Song’ which has been described by Noisey as “A riot of good vibes” and has been remixed by KLP as today premiered on Pilerats. Pip has also recently revealed two more album tracks ‘Sweet Fascination’ and ‘Dangerous’ on DIY and NYLON respectively.
‘Wild Things’ is Ladyhawke’s first album release since 2012’s ‘Anxiety’. “People wonder why there’s always a massive gap between my albums,” says Pip. The reason is both complicated and easy. The simple explanation: “I’ve never released anything I’m not proud of. That’s important to me. I don’t want to release anything that I have a weird feeling about.”
Those instincts have served Brown well, starting with her collaboration with Pnau on “Embrace” from the duo’s 2007 self-titled album, one of their best-known songs which went platinum in Australia. She released her self-titled debut in 2008, which peaked at No. 16 on the U.K. album charts and No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand’s album charts. Featuring the songs “Paris Is Burning”, “My Delirium”, the album won Australia’s ARIA music awards for Best Breakthrough album and Best Breakthrough Single. Brown also took home six New Zealand music awards and was nominated for The Brits’ much coveted Best International Artist.
Three years later, Ladyhawke’s more aurally angular follow-up, “Anxiety”, yielded the stand-out, synch-friendly single, “Blue Eyes.” Like its predecessor, the album charted in the U.K.’s Top 40 and in Australia’s and New Zealand’s Top 20, respectively.
Brown’s conviction to authenticity led her on a journey starting in 2013. Over three years, she scrapped a full Ladyhawke album (“The material didn’t feel like me. It felt too dark or something”). Once reliant on alcohol to surmount social anxiety (“I’d never done a sober show in my life until last December”), she quit drinking and focused on getting healthy. Then she welcomed that newfound clarity by crafting her latest release, the blissed-out ‘Wild Things’.
Pip worked on the album on and off over the course of a year with producer Tommy English (Børns, Tiësto, Dark Waves), whom she met through her L.A. neighbor, tattoo artist/musician Kat Von D. I n many ways, “Wild Things” is less about past demons and more a catalyst of what’s to come.
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Thu 14 Jul – The Zoo, Brisbane
Fri 15 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sat 16 Jul – Howler, Melbourne