Following the release of To the End/Our Love Has No Rhythm, a flooring re-work of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark and supporting Still Corners on their UK tour, Woman’s Hour tease us once more with their latest single. The Northern foursome, previously signed to Parlour Records have hopped over to Luv Luv Luv, home of Gabriel Bruce, Splashh and Io Echo as hints at a forthcoming LP grow. Ahead of its release on October 21, we premiere Darkest Place exclusively on Dazed and speak to vocalist, Fiona Burgess.
Dazed Digital: Who/what has been the biggest influence over your sound?
Fiona Burgess: Probably working with my brother (Will, guitar/vocals) has had a huge influence, but there's something very intimate about the way we work together as a band which feels very honest as well as challenging.
DD: You first broke in 2011, then went into obscurity for a while - how do you think you've changed since then?
Fiona Burgess: We've had time to develop our sound without the pressure of anyone else listening. It's been quite a solitary experience which has allowed us to define and understand what kind of sound we want to create, free from external influences.
DD: So far we've only had a string of singles and covers from you - are you gearing up for an EP?
Fiona Burgess: Yes, we have plans for something bigger, but we can't reveal much more just yet.
DD: What's your songwriting process? Any strong inspiration behind Darkest Place?
Fiona Burgess: Will and I write the lyrics together, but we prefer the listener to decide what the song means for themselves rather than influence a specific interpretation of the track.
DD: What's been your favourite release of the year?
Fiona Burgess: I recently heard Rainer's new track Girls which I recommend listening to. It's great.
Forthcoming Live Dates
29th September - Dummy AGM @ London Fields Brewery, London
25th October - Cockpit, Leeds
2nd November - St. Philip's Church, Cambridge
6th November Bethnal Green Working Man's Club, London (get tickets here)
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