Woman's Hour are not your average band. The first clue comes in the name of the London-based four-piece, taken from a beloved female-focused 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. 

"In a sense, we feel like the odd ones out", explains frontwoman Fiona Burgess of their nose-to-tail approach to their visuals, performance and songcraft. "It's quite empowering that we're doing it as four people but we're not part of a bigger collective." Indeed, their 360º approach is closer to the art/music crossover of acts such as Throbbing Gristle, Yoko Ono or Factory Floor than most of this year's indie hopes. Their music – as poignantly personal as pop gets – has a rare singularity and purpose.

Woman's Hour - Conversations

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  • 1. Unbroken Sequence
    2. Conversations
    3. To The End
    4. Darkest Place
    5. In Stillness We Remain
    6. Our Love Has No Rhythm
    7. Her Ghost
    8. Two Sides Of You
    9. Devotion
    10. Reflections
    11. The Day That Needs Defending