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Up-and-Comers: Woman’s Hour

Here’s a band you’re likely to hear a lot more from in the coming months. A four-piece electro-pop act based in London, Woman’s Hour is just now coming on the radar, but they’ve already made best-of lists on publications like BBC6 Music and Line of Best Fit for last year’s tunes “Darkest Place” and “Thunder,” as well as an impressive cover of Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love.”

Their just-released new single “Her Ghost,” is their first track since signing to the Secretly Canadian label.  I love the understated haunting vocal delivery of Fiona Jane on this track, laid over lush synths and U2-esque effected guitars. This isn’t electro-pop of the dance variety; this music has a slower, darker, more melancholy vibe that I find totally captivating. I can’t wait to hear more.

“Her Ghost” will be available here in the U.S. as a digital download next week, with a 7” vinyl release scheduled for next month.  No word yet on an album, but with the waves Woman’s Hour is making, I have a hard time believing it isn’t too far behind.  See what you think!

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About the Author


Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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