Digital single out now on Secretly Canadian
Forthcoming live dates including SXSW
London-via-Kendal four piece Woman’s Hour have released a beautiful new video directed by Adam Brookmberg and Oliver Chanarin for their new single ‘Her Ghost’. The single is available digitally now on Secretly Canadian.
The band have also announced a series of US and UK live dates throughout March and April including SXSW.
The new video – a further collaboration between Woman’s Hour and the artists Broomberg and Chanarin following their work together on the band’s ‘To The End’ and ‘Darkest Place’ videos – finds front-woman Fiona Burgess’ lyrics reinterpreted through sign language, offering a striking new vision of universality in the song’s insatiable and heart-wrenching melodies.
“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,” says Fiona. “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.”
“Her Ghost” is available digitally now on Secretly Canadian.
Click here to stream and embed ‘Her Ghost’
More on Woman’s Hour’s ‘Her Ghost’
‘Her Ghost’ is Woman’s Hour’s first release with their new label following a year which saw them become the 6th most blogged band of the year (Hype Machine) and receive praise from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader and Stereogum.
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.
Forthcoming Live Dates
March 11th – 16th South By South West Festival, Austin, Texas
March 17th Bardot, Los Angeles
March 19th Mercury Lounge, New York
March 21st Glasslands, New York
March 28th Brixton Academy, London w/ Metronomy
March 31st Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg w/ Metronomy
April 1st Melkweg Old Room, Amsterdam, Netherlands w/ Metronomy
April 2nd AB Club, Brussels, Belgium w/ Metronomy
April 3rd The Purcell Rooms, London
April 9th Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark w/ Metronomy
April 10th Strand, Stockholm, Sweden w/ Metronomy
April 11th Rockerfeller, Oslo, Norway w/ Metronomy
April 25th Gulliver’s, Manchester
April 26th Cathedral, Sheffield
April 27th Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
April 28th Zenith, Paris, France w/ Metronomy
May 7th Louisiana, Bristol
May 8th The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
Press for Woman’s Hour
“Reminiscent of Beach House’s darkly quixotic work, saturated with fragility and painful longing.”
“Take note of this London band”
“Woman’s Hour are the architects of the most intelligent new music we’ve heard this year.”
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