haven’t made up your mind about
Ladyhawke yet you need to see her live.
I guarantee it will swing your decision
in her favour.
Far from being generic, her songs are well crafted and meaningful and her live delivery and musicianship was every bit as good as the songs. With her choppy guitar work on ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ and ‘Better Than Sunday’ giving the songs a slightly raw but funky edge and ‘Crazy World’ guiding the crowd into a festival style bounce with one arm in the air, she showed us that she can rock out with the best of them.
A few eighties musical influences stretched out their arms and grabbed you by the ears. ‘Professional Suicide’ had me wondering if there had been a resurgence of Tubeway Army as Numanesque synth sounds dominated the choruses and the Encore number ‘My Delirium’ possesses more than a passing resemblance to The Cure’s ‘A Forest’ with a little Vangelis thrown in at the start.