Ladyhawke on overcoming ‘disgusting’ homophobia, Catholic guilt and postnatal depression
When Ladyhawke released her debut album in 2009, she was warned by people in the UK’s music industry that she should avoid talking about her sexuality in interviews.
Looking back on that time, Ladyhawke – or Pip Brown, if you want to use her real name – believes she was treated appallingly. Things have improved vastly in the years since for LGBT+ artists, but she still thinks about the homophobia she faced early in her career and feels angry about just how bad it was.
“It was really tough because I’d been out for years,” Ladyhawke tells PinkNews ahead of the release of her fourth studio album, Time Flies. “Everyone knew I was queer, I’d had girlfriends. When I moved to the UK, to be told I wasn’t allowed to talk about my