Can it possibly be true that at the age of ten Pip Brown, AKA Ladyhawke, contracted a disease that is common in seagulls but had not been seen in humans for twenty years? The story certainly fits with the enigmatic persona of a hot blonde woman who wears boys clothes, an artist who sings yearning and angry lyrics with cut glass precision and frosty breath.
A Joyful Noise
Singer Beth Ditto has entered her dirty thirties, and she seems to have shed the squirrel-eating, deodorant-eschewing, spunk-punk persona she cultivated during her 20s. Rather surprisingly, she has emerged from her chrysalis as sleek, coiffed dance princess.
Master of My Make-Believe
Three versions of Santigold – a warrior princess, a modern Knight and a shady executive – are depicted on the cover, and the contents of the album are just as diverse. Santigold is a true collaborator, and almost every track has a different producer attached to it.