London-via-Kendal four piece Woman’s Hour have just signed to Secretly Canadian and have released their first single for the label “Her Ghost”. Placing the heart-wrenching vocals of Fiona Burgess against an intricate backdrop of expertly-crafted electronic textures, the new song finds its power through restraint with the band’s attention to the smallest of details reflected in the richness of the end result. At once achingly subtle and breathtakingly powerful in its melodic display, “Her Ghost” is testament to a band fully in command of their unique identity and sound. Woman’s Hour are Fiona Burgess, William Burgess, Josh Hunnisett and Nicolas Graves.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Fiona of Woman’s Hour had to say:
What do like most about playing at SXSW?
It’s our first time playing there so we’re really looking forward to playing to new audiences and discovering some new music.
Are you out promoting anything?
We’ve just released a single called Her Ghost which is our first release on Secretly Canadian.
Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
I’ve not planned to see anything specifically so I’m hoping to stumble across something new that I like.
What are the challenges for you or your band when playing at SXSW?
Playing with a minimal set up is going to be a challenge, but we like challenges.
Do you have any survival tips for those attending SXSW?
No. I think we’ll need some though!
Are you more “stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene” or “play as many shows as possible then get out”?
We’re playing a handful of shows but nothing too crazy so we’re hoping to check out what’s on offer. That’s the plan.
What are your SXSW Show Times?
Wednesday March 12
11:15 PM- @ Palm Door (508 6th St.)
Thursday March 13
1 PM Stereogum Party @ Mohawk (912 Red River St.)
1 AM British Music Embassy Showcase @ Latitude 330, (512 San Jacinto Blvd. right off of 6th St)
Friday March 14:
12:45 PM @ Under The Radar showcase
11 PM @ Secretly Group Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St.)
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