29 Sep 2014

The Other Woman at The Vortex - 16 October

 
You Are Wolf

Excellent east London live music venue The Vortex and The Other Woman have joined forces for this show, bringing together three very different but equally intriguing performers.

Roshi
Roshi featuring Pars Radio is the project created around the beautiful voice, original songs and individual interpretations of Iranian material by Roshi Nasehi. Featuring the electronic soundscapes, beats and production of Graham Dids aka Pars Radio (Gagarin, Nico, John Cale, Pere Ubu), her albums have piqued the interest of an enviable range of the music press, from The Quietus and The Wire, to Q Magazine, The Independent and DJ Magazine. And Mixmag twice voted them experimental record of the month and described Roshi as “one of the most singular voices working at the moment”.
Roshi has received commissions from BBC Radio 3, So & So Circus Theatre and a live score for Birds Eye View for the Southbank 2012 WOW festival. Her most recent commission, from the British Council, was to create and present public sound art in Kuwait in May 2014.



You Are Wolf
You Are Wolf (aka Kerry Andrew) fuses traditional English and American folk with leftfield pop, gentle touches of electronica and a hint of spoken word, all melded with an array of wild vocal techniques. Debut album ‘Hawk to the Hunting Gone’ (produced by MaJiKer) explores the folklore of British birds. She has been played on BBC6Music and has performed commissioned songs and stories for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
‘English avant-folk at its finest’ The Observer
‘imagine Bjork working her magic on the English countryside’ Uncut



Amy Kohn
Amy Kohn is lauded by some of the top composer/producers in modern song: Van Dyke Parks says she’s “Brimming with such talent!” and the late, legendary producer Arif Mardin dubbed Amy a “Musical Devil in a Red Dress” and featured her on his final recording, All My Friends Are Here, along with performers such as Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, and Carly Simon. Amy always seeks sounds she’s never heard, and it comes through in the “oddly structured beauty” (Scottish Herald) of her highly arranged, effervescent music.
Her lushly orchestrated third album PlexiLusso is released on September 16.

23 Sep 2014

PRS Women Make Music funding


I love this picture of Tanya Auclair rocking out. The west London singer and multi-instrumentalist, is one of the many recipients of the PRS for Music Foundation Women Make Music fund.

Are you a woman making music? Have you applied yet? No? Then WHY NOT?! The PRS have up to £5000 to award your project if it ticks their boxes. Applications are wide ranging and varying artists have been awarded money in the past, so it’s clear that the initiative is aimed at all musical styles and genres.


Electro artist Tara Busch, experimental instrumentalist You Are Wolf, alt-choir Gaggle, classical artist Ana Silvera and singer-songwriter Victoria Hume are just some of The Other Woman favourites who have been given a much needed financial boost in the past and this year it could be you!

The deadline for applications is the 29th September and you can find out how to apply here.

17 Sep 2014

Session: This Is The Kit


This Is The Kit is Kate Stables band and she makes fantastic, melodic, folk music which often ends in raucous psych-rock riffing.



We have two beautiful songs from Kate’s forthcoming third album due in February 2015. Kate wrote and recorded the album, it’s produced by Aaron Dessner from The National (who HASN’T he worked with lately?) and says of the experience:

‘Aaron was great to work with. Quite a quiet character. Very thoughtful and tactful. He was great at having a vision of what sound the music should have and then somehow finding it. It’s a pleasure and such a privilege to be able to collaborate with people and share the process of making an album.’

In fact they’ve been on tour with The National so you may have already seen This Is The Kit, or perhaps when they supported Sharon Van Etten too. We think 2015 is going to be a great year for the band and it’s a privilege to have a sneak preview.

8 Sep 2014

The Other Woman latest

I thought I'd retrospectively post about some of the recent shows that went out and that you might have missed whilst on holiday in August. They are all available to listen to at The Other Woman show page on the Amazing Radio website.


The latest show features multi talented Scottish folkee and former TOW guest Jo Mango who has remixed her beautiful second album Murmuration, Transmuration is out in October. We've got a track from the young London artist everyone's talking about, FKA Twigs, also Roxanne De Bastion got in touch about her new EP and it's really very good - standard! There's also some Irish traditional music courtesy of Cork's Polly Barrett. 



The week before (30 Aug) we featured the new single from Swedish husband and wife duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, The Offbeat. It was also a the perfect excuse for us to post this picture of them looking cool on even cooler bikes. They can do no wrong!


12 Aug 2014

Interview: Malka


This week on The Other Woman on Amazing Radio the show Malka dropped in for a chat. The London based Scottish musician is frontwoman of indie stalwarts 6 Day Riot, and also mistress of her own label, Tantrum Records, and varied solo career. Malka, or 'The Queen', is her latest incarnation and foray into electronic music!



29 Jul 2014

The Other Woman latest listen again


This week on The Other Woman on Amazing Radio we’re celebrating the return of extraordinary east London MC Shystie – she seemed to vanish a while back after a signing with Universal, that seemingly went nowhere. She teamed up with Azealia Banks back in 2012 so she’s ticking all of our boxes. Her new single Stop is a fantastic return to music! We also hear from newcomers Box of Light, Madrid duo Deers and Finland’s Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda VHS? You can listen again here.

22 Jul 2014

Session video - Fiona Bevan & Kal Lavelle




Suffolk singer and songwriter Fiona Bevan has already scored a number 1 hit with Little Things that she co-wrote for One Direction. Now life is sweet, recording her own album Talk To Strangers in LA and making it sound exactly how she wants it too. She's currently touring with Irish singer-songwriter Kal Lavelle, a youtube sensation in her own right, on the Song Sisters Tour - where they hold songwriting workshops for women before each show. These two are a force of nature individually, catching them performing together is a treat!