Woman’s Hour on the right wavelength; “Conversations” out Tuesday


“Conversations” by Woman’s Hour is out Tuesday on Secretly Canadian

The New York Times has an excellent page that streams new work from music artists, known and unknown. It’s a good source to check when you’re burned out on seeing the same artists moving up and/or out, or when the empty gossip gets to be too much.
Take a breather with Woman’s Hour. The Times is streaming the quartet’s debut, “Conversations,” which is out Tuesday on Secretly Canadian records.
The four are from London and based their name on a BBC Radio program geared toward female issues and culture.

Woman’s Hour’s emotional sound, sometimes called “swoon pop,” if that helps you place their style, has been compared with Wild Beasts. It’s the right blend of soothing and mysterious.
Lead singer Fiona Burgess often evokes the vocals of Sade, sweltering in the heat of passion and love. Burgess describes the band as “Four people silently moving in sync.”

Woman's Hour photo

They’ve already accomplished a lot: The band’s title track was honored with a remix by London producer Fort Romeau. Also, watch the video for “Conversations.” The monochromatic video couldn’t get any more minimalist and puts you right at ease. The video for “Her Ghost” is even better.

And judging by the band’s buzz so far, there’s no doubt the members of Woman’s Hour are sharing the same wavelength.

The band is also launching a mid-summer tour, which will move into fall:

Sat. July 19 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Farr Festival

Sun. July 20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival

Fri. July 25 – Topcliffe, UK @ Deer Shed Festival

Sun July 27 – Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival

Sun. Aug. 3 – Kendal, UK @ Kendal Calling

Fri. Aug. 8 – Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival

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

Wed. Oct. 1 – Washington, DC @ DC9

Thu. Oct. 2 – New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge

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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