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 “Conversations” Video Via FADER, New ‘Conversations’ Album Out July 21st (15th US)

London four-piece Woman’s Hour have released a new music video for ‘Conversations’, the title-track from their debut album released 21st July (15th US) on Secretly Canadian. Premiering via FADER this morning, Watch the video above or here on their YouTube / Vevo.

Directed by Frank and Jane, the video follows the beautiful monochrome aesthetic shown by the band on previous videos and their album art. The new video is their take on ‘Group Primary Accumulation’ (1973), a performance piece by the celebrated American choreographer Trisha Brown. “We are four non-dancers engaged in a conversation with ourselves. Separately together. The video highlights this isolation. Four people silently moving in sync.” says lead singer Fiona Burgess, who came across the piece while touring in America earlier this year.

Pre-order Conversations via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

See the band this summer play festivals including Field Day this weekend, Bestival, Green Man and Latitude. In September they then play their biggest London headline show to date on September 23rd at Village Underground.


TOUR DATES:

[tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]

June 7th – Field Day, London
June 11th – Fleche D’Or, Paris, France w/ Angel Olsen
June 21st – Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
July 6th – Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 19th – Farr Festival, Hertfordshire
July 20th – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
July 25th – Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
July 27th – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
August 3rd – Kendal Calling, Kendal
August 8th – Beacons Festival, Skipton
August 16th – Green Man Festival, Crickhowell
August 29th – Bingley Music Live, Bingley
September 11th – Bestival, Isle of Wight
September 23rd – Village Underground, London
September 24th – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
September 25th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
September 26th – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
September 27th – Deaf Institute, Manchester

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Woman’s Hour ‘Conversations’ Debut Album Out July 21st (15th US), Stream Title Track “Conversations” Now





London four-piece Woman’s Hour today announce their highly anticipated debut album Conversations out July 21st (15th in the US) on Secretly Canadian. Preview the new album by streaming the title track “Conversations” above or via our Soundcloud / Youtube.

Pre-order Conversations via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

If you missed them at SXSW, look through a photo diary of the band’s adventures on Urban Outfitters’ blog.

Click read more to see album artwork, track listing, and tour dates with Metronomy continuing tonight in Amsterdam.
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LISTEN // Woman’s Hour Share New FaltyDL Remix Of “Her Ghost”, Tour Dates With Metronomy Start Friday 3/28

Woman’s Hour have asked Ninja Tune artist FaltyDL to remix their new track “Her Ghost” and the Connecticut producer reworked the single into something truly arresting. Listen to the remix above on our Soundcloud or here on our YouTube channel.

‘Her Ghost’ is now available digitally on Secretly Canadian via iTunes, or pre-order the physical 7″ via Rough Trade only in the UK.


UPCOMING LIVE TOUR DATES
[ticket links here]

3/28 | Brixton Academy, London w/ Metronomy
3/31 | Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg w/ Metronomy
4/01 | Melkweg Old Room, Amsterdam, Netherlands w/ Metronomy
4/02 | AB Club, Brussels, Belgium w/ Metronomy
4/03 | The Purcell Rooms, London
4/09 | Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark w/ Metronomy
4/10 | Strand, Stockholm, Sweden w/ Metronomy
4/01 | Rockerfeller, Oslo, Norway w/ Metronomy
4/25 | Gulliver’s, Manchester
4/26 | Cathedral, Sheffield
4/27 | Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
4/28 | Zenith, Paris, France w/ Metronomy
5/07 | Louisiana, Bristol
5/08 | The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
6/11 | [PIAS] NITES, Fleche D’or, Paris w/Angel Olsen

SC @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod DJ set feat. Nina K: 8:00 – 8:40

As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Secretly Canadian artists Gardens & Villa, Tomas Barfod, and Woman’s Hour. No RSVP needed to get in, first come first serve.

Catch all three acts during the week at other showcases with their info below. Follow their respective FB/TW accounts for updated info as SXSW approaches.

Gardens & Villa

[Twitter / Facebook]
3/12 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Jansport/Vice Party) 10pm
3/13 @ Swan Dive (Paste Party) 12:30pm
3/14 @ 2610 Rio Grande St (ReDefine Magazine party)
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group Party) 1am
3/15 @ Swan Dive (Lone Star Bash) 1:30pm
3/15 @ Cedar Street Courtyard (Filter Party) 4pm

Tomas Barfod DJ set feat. Nina K

[Twitter / Facebook]
3/13 @ Barcelona (Friends of Friends) TBD
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 8:00 PM
3/15 @ Hype Hotel (ISO50 + No Fear of Pop) 1:00 PM

Woman’s Hour

[Twitter / Facebook]
3/12 @ Palm Door [508 6th St.] 11:15 PM
3/13 @ Mohawk [Stereogum Party] 1:00 PM
3/13 @ Latitude 330 [British Music Embassy Showcase] 1:00 AM
3/14 @ Flamingo Cantina [Under The Radar showcase] 12:45 PM
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly [Secretly Group Showcase] 11:00 PM

AUDIO

Conversations by Woman's Hour
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour

TOUR DATES

09/11/14
Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival

09/23/14
London, UK - Village Underground

09/24/14
Oxford, UK - The Jericho Tavern

09/25/14
Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds

09/26/14
Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall

09/27/14
Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

10/14/14
Bristol, UK - The Exchange

See all upcoming shows