If, in 1985, Matthew Broderick had been gazing into his crystal ball (we’re sure he MUST have one), he’d have seen that 23 years later, he’d not only have a fashionable wife with a collection of Manolo Blahniks that would make Imelda Marcos blush, but a band who named themselves after his brand new movie would be ever so slowly starting to take the pOp world by storm. And following ‘Paris Is Burning’s debut at No.61 on the UK charts this week, it’s almost Australia’s turn to fall under Ladyhawke’s spell. The band is from New Zealand, but as always, Australia will be only too happy to claim them as it’s own, given international success. Main player ‘Pip’ was inspired to write music by the artists of the ’70s and ’80s, the band has been gigging around New Zealand, Australia and now the UK and their music can only be described as fresh (but not fluff) future-pOp. The sad thing is, however, that although Triple J is already pumping the single, this brand of pOp might just be a bit too clever for commercial radio to get. But with a little patience (the single’s out August 25) and a whole lot of sales (without them, there’s no chart and with no chart, there’s no commercial airplay), the future could look most sparkly indeed for Ladyhawke.