WOMAN'S HOUR

Woman's Hour are not your average band. The first clue comes in the name of the London-based swoon-pop four-piece, taken from a beloved female-focussed news and culture show on BBC Radio 4. The second is in their graphic, striking monochrome visuals, meticulously curated in collaboration with TATE and MOMA certified fine artists Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg. These play with shape and texture, much like their powerful, iridescent music. On their excellent debut album 'Conversations', this has the intricate construction and intimacy of The xx and the iridescent shimmer of summer-defining indie pop. Pay attention now, or regret it later.

WATCH // Woman’s Hour Share “Devotion” Video Dir. By Weronika Tofilska Via Dazed

Woman’s Hour return in 2015 with amnother beautiful black and white, minimalistic video for the song “Devotion” off their serene SC debut album Conversations out last year. You can watch the twin filled video directed by Weronika Tofilska above or here on Youtube / Dazed.

Here’s Fiona Burgess with more behind the video:
‘We talked a lot about the idea of closeness, trust and dependency, and felt that using siblings was the most natural way of communicating this…as well as looking identical, the twins in our video have a loyalty to each other that is so constant throughout their lives that it’s unlike any other relationship. We were interested in how the visuals could compliment this theme, using minimal props and staging in order to make the focus on the subjects. They are almost like still life portraits, their movements are subtle so that the viewers focus is on the tinniest movements… it’s often the smallest gestures that speak volumes”

Pick up Woman’s Hour debut album Conversations via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

LISTEN // Woman’s Hour Share “In Stillness We Remain (Jack Savidge Remix)” Via Dummy, Tour Dates In October


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Following the release of new single ‘In Stillness We Remain‘, Woman’s Hour have paired up with Dummy to share a brand new “Moroder-fied” remix of the single from Friendly Fires’ Jack Savidge. The band is fresh off of a successful UK tour, which included a sold-out headlining performance at London’s Village Underground. If you missed them on the first go-around, they’ll be on the road again starting in mid-October. Full dates with ticket links are below.

Pick up Woman’s Hour debut album Conversations via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

WOMAN’S HOUR TOUR DATES:
[tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
October 14th The Exchange, Bristol, UK
October 15th Stealth, Nottingham, UK
October 16th King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK
October 17th East Village Loft, Liverpool, UK
October 21st Molotov Exil, Hamburg, Germany
October 22nd Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
October 24th Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 25th Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels, Belgium
October 28th Vanguard, Oslo, Norway
October 29th Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden
October 30th Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark
November 11th Festival Les Inrocks, Paris, France [w / Lykke Li]

WATCH // Woman’s Hour Share “In Stillness We Remain (Live at The Rag Factory)” Video, Single Out 9/22, EU Live Dates Start 9/23



Filmed at London’s The Rag Factory, get and a glimpse of the Woman’s Hour show with their live performance of new single “In Stillness We Remain” taken from their recently released debut full length, Conversations. Watch the session above or here on YouTube / Vevo. The band has a string of live dates starting September 23rd in London at Village Underground. See the rest of the dates and ticket links by click read more, below.

If you haven’t already, pick up the new album via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

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WATCH // Woman’s Hour Share Video For ‘In Stillness We Remain’ Dir. By Fiona Burgess, Play Green Man Festival Saturday

Ahead of a few festival dates, Woman’s Hour keeps it coming with their new video for “In Stillness We Remain” off of their latest album Conversations. Premiering via Noisey this morning, the video was choreographed by and features six dancers from the Queen Katherine School, a secondary school where band members Fiona Burgess, Will Burgess, and Nicolas Graves attended as teenagers. Watch the video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

From singer Fiona Burgess, who also directed:
Making this film was a wonderful nostalga trip; walking along our old school corridors, encountering some of our teachers from back in the day, recalling how self-conscious we all felt about ourselves and the world. By focusing on a real group of teenage friends, the dancers in this film manage to capture all the awkwardness of growing up, but they also reflect what young people pick up from mainstream pop culture and try to emulate. Their movements are clumsy and idiosyncratic, but it’s these imperfections that I love.

Pick up the new album via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

WOMAN’S HOUR TOUR DATES:
Sat. Aug. 16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Aug. 29 – Bingley, UK @ Bingley Music Live
Thu. Sept. 4 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
Tue. Sept. 23 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Wed. Sept. 24 – Oxford, UK @ The Jericho Tavern
Thu. Sept. 25 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Fri. Sept. 26 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Sat. Sept. 27 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Fri. Oct. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Sat. Oct. 4 – Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta @ Fine Arts Building Room
Mon. Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Tue. Oct. 7 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Thu. Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Fri. Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Oct. 14 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
Wed. Oct. 15 – Nottingham, UK @ Stealth
Thu. Oct. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Tuts
Fri. Oct. 17 – Liverpool, UK @ East Village Loft
Sat. Oct. 18 – Cardiff, UK @ Buffalo Bar
Tue. Oct. 21 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotov Exil
Wed. Oct. 22 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Fri. Oct. 24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Sat. Oct. 25 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique/Witloofbar
Tue. Oct. 28 – Oslo, NO @ Vanguard
Wed. Oct. 29 – Stockholm, SE @ Lilla Hotellbaren
Thu. Oct. 30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar

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