“Her Ghost” lets vocalist Fiona Jane carry a good chunk of the load with the band’s gentle application of bass, ruminating electric guitar, and washing synthesizers. The slow and shimmering entrance of the single guitar chord and synthesizer, ushering the band in, really sets the mood for the rest of it. The scintillating diminished chords, the antiquarian sounding synthesizer –¬†I, for one, am indulging in the resurgence of eighties elements in pop music.¬†This is the London four-piece’s third release and just like their past two releases, it’s a single. Woman’s Hour just signed to Secretly Canadian¬†(the home of Songs: Ohia/Jason Molina, The War on Drugs, Nightlands, Luke Temple and more) so¬†Her Ghost is also serving as the band’s debut on the esteemed Bloomington, IN label. According to Mike Hilleary on Under The Radar Magazine, this is a limited edition 7″ – quantity is unknown. Check out “Her Ghost” below via the Soundcloud player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

'Her Ghost' is Woman's Hour's first release with their new label (Secretly Canadian) following a year which saw them become the 6th most blogged band of the year (6 Music and Hype Machine), receive praise from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader and Huw Stephens, and support Volcano Choir at The Barbican in addition to their own nationwide headline shows. 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.

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