Ladyhawke is a New Zealand pop rock band, essentially the solo project of Pip Brown, formerly of the band Two Lane Blacktop. Noted as being influenced by 1980s music, Ladyhawke is best known for the 2008 single "Paris Is Burning", which Brown wrote after a visit to Paris. The debut album will be released on Modular Recordings in September 2008.
The band is named after the Matthew Broderick film Ladyhawke.
Peaches, to whom Ladyhawke's music has been compared, remixed the single "Paris Is Burning", and the two have performed together, with Peaches taking DJ duties. Ladyhawke's music has also been likened to that of Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Annie, and New Young Pony Club.
Originally from Wellington, Phillipa "Pip" Brown (born c. 1981) came from a musical family, with her mother being a singer and her stepfather, a drummer. Brown herself began as a percussionist in the town's brass band which her stepfather led, and she now plays more than ten instruments. She spent some of her music career in Sydney, but is now based in London.