Ladyhawke – ‘Back Of The Van’

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I’ve been hunting down this song for ages and finally got it from a friend who emailed it to me a few days ago. It’s one of the catchiest tune I’ve heard in ages and though it is shamelessly retro, it has a timeless mood and melody to it that I know you will enjoy. As mentioned previously Ladyhawke aka Pip is from Sydney and she plays guitar for Teenager. Rumours are she has a deal in the works with a major and is currently going round the world on a writing trip…whatever that means.


15 Responses

  1. .albert

    February 20, 2007 7:57 am

    Wow, that sound is phenomenal. She seems to take that retro sound, utilized by groups like Van She, to the extreme — ie. she is pure retro. I love it.

    Not to be confused with Ladyhawk of course – do I sense another spurious name-change in the not to distant future a la The Vendettas or Shaky Hands?

  2. Chambermaid

    February 21, 2007 6:39 pm

    This has to be one of the most widely circulated demos I have heard of in recent years- so many people have it but apparently she only ever gave out about 6 copies!
    Shes a New Zealand girl, based in Sydney. Used to play lead guitar in a Wellington garage/classic heavy rock style band called Two Lane Blacktop who were doing well, had toured Australia and USA and were on the eve of a second US tour when they ‘imploded’. They have a release on Infidelity in Australia.

  3. Jerry Soer

    February 22, 2007 12:58 am

    That’s right upon further digging Pip Brown turns out to be quite the experienced touring musician. I really am hoping she does something with this Ladyhawke project more so than the Teenager stuff. This song is just a killer.

  4. HP

    April 12, 2007 5:04 pm

    i am trying to find this song on mp3 – i emailed ladyhawke on myspace – no response yet. :(

    such an amazing song. any insight on where i might get it?

    great blog. 😉

  5. HP

    April 18, 2007 2:24 am

    what a small world the blogosphere is – i clicked on your myspace photo jerry and i realized that i’ve not only met you, but you’ve been in my office at capitol. plus i really like gameboy/gamegirl (so good! didn’t know you managed! well done!)

    well lets keep in touch 😉

  6. johns

    July 21, 2008 12:31 pm

    fuck, that’s the most contrived press shot ever? ‘hey i’m cool, look at my vinyl all placed around for you to know how cool I am, whilst being totally real but sounding like every other modular band going around at the moment.’

  7. Chris

    July 22, 2008 1:34 pm

    LadyHawke is a babe. I am developing a crush for real. Two Lane Blacktop were all good except for one member, who, coincidentally, was a penis, you know who you are dick. Her track Manipulative Lady or woman or whatever is the clincher “don’t step in my head, you cant handle the nightmare” is too good.



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