Lips began as a solo project in 2010 while Steph Brown was living in New York, recording demos in the bedroom of her Brooklyn apartment. She went on to win the APRA Silver Scroll in 2012 for her song ‘Everything To Me’, a soulful slow burner that played on student radio and introduced a new voice to the airwaves. Lips’ sound grew over the years as the project went from solo to duo to a four-piece band.

Brown had been part of the music scene for some time, playing with Opensouls and Anika Moa, collaborating with Anna Coddington, and playing in Fredericks Brown with Deva Mahal in New York. Lips went on to release three EPs and one LP, I Don’t Know Why I Do Anything (2021) though the project went through many changes, gradually changing from a solo project to an established band. 

Lips - The Reason
Lips - Your Deodorant Doesn't Work (2021)
A still from the video for Lips' Traces of Teddy, Tuscon Arizona, 2015
Lips' Fen Ikner and Steph Brown.
Lips in a publicity photo.
Lips performing at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 2014.
Stephanie Brown, Lips
Lips promotional image
Lips - Nightcall (2013)
Lips' Fen Ikner and Steph Brown, 2018.
Fen Ikner, Lips, 2018.
Lips - Heave Ho (2021)
Opensouls, 2004.
Lips' Fen Ikner and Steph Brown performing at Glasslands, Brooklyn, NYC, 2014.
Lips - Freddy Bardot (2014)
Lips - Empty Hours (2021)
Lips: Maude Morris, Fen Ikner, Steph Brown, Ruby Walsh.
Lips photographed performing at a CD release.
Steph Brown.
Lips - We Don't Have Much Time (2013)
Lips, left to right: Fen Ikner, Ruby Walsh, Maude Morris, Steph Brown.
Photo credit: Lula Cucchiara
Steph Brown, Lips, 2018
Lips - Shadows (2012)
Lips - What the Hell (2021)
Anna Coddington (centre) with Steph Brown and Fen Ikner from Lips.
Lips - I Don't Know Why I Do Anything (2021)
Lips - One Not Two (2010)
Lips' Steph Brown rehearsing with Anna Coddington, 2015.
Lips' Steph Brown playing a live to air set on 95bFM, Auckland, 2012.
Steph Brown, Lips.
Lips - Traces of Teddy (2015)
Nightcall video shoot for George FM, with Nick Dwyer, Jeremy Toy, Johnny Paker. 
Steph Brown, 2018
Daffodils trailer (2019) NZ On Screen
Lips - Everything To Me (2012)
Lips - Look, Listen album cover (self-released, 2012)
Lips publicity photo
Lips - Not Today (2022)
Lips publicity photo
Lips New Zealand tour poster, 2021
Lips - Guilty Talk (2019)
Drummer Fen Ikner, Lips.
Lips publicity photo.
Lips US solo tour, 2011.

Steph Brown - vocals, synth, keyboards

Fen Ikner - drums, vocals

Ruby Walsh - bass, vocals

Maude Morris - guitar, synth, vocals


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