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.

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
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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

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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

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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

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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

WATCH // Woman’s Hour Share “Her Ghost” Video, Single Out Now Digitally, New April EU Dates With Metronomy

Continuing previous Woman’s Hour visual collaborations with artists Broomberg and Chanarin (directed ‘To The End’ and ‘Darkest Place’), the new video for the band’s new single “Her Ghost” interprets lead singer Fiona Burgess’ lyrics into sign language filmed in one long, beautiful shot.

On the conception of the video Fiona says:

“After seeing two young people signing to each other in the street, I became interested in how deaf people communicate, particularly how they engage with music. Vilma, the deaf actor in our video, signs the song as a personal response to the lyrics, rather than a literal word-for-word translation. The process has enabled us to celebrate this form of engagement with music; language as a form of dance.”

Watch the new video above above or on YouTube/Vevo.

Last week, FADER premiered second track “I Need You” from the new single ‘Her Ghost’ by Woman’s Hour. If you missed it, listen to it on our Soundcloud here.

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


UPCOMING LIVE TOUR DATES

3/11-16 | South By South West Festival, Austin, Texas
3/17 | Bardot, Los Angeles
3/19 | Mercury Lounge, New York
3/21 | Glasslands, New York
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

AUDIO

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

TOUR DATES

07/25/14
Topcliffe, UK - Deer Shed Festival

07/27/14
Sheffield, UK - Tramlines Festival

08/03/14
Kendal, UK - Kendal Calling

08/08/14
Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival

08/16/14
Crickhowell, UK - Green Man Festival

08/29/14
Bingley, UK - Bingley Music Live

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

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