5 Mar 2014
My guest on The Other Woman to mark International Women's Day is Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots. The electronic musician and On Repeat Records founder has been on a whirlwind trajectory from Brit's Critics Choice nominee (and major label deal) to true independence. LB has railed against the misogyny she experienced in the industry and is now fiercely independent and outspoken about what women in the great grinding mainstream machine go through. With an excellent ear for an electro-pop hit, she's playing us some of her latest favourites and we're getting to the bottom of it all... join us here on Saturday from 5pm!
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 06:07
25 Feb 2014
This week we chat to Howard Monk who runs brilliant live music nights and manages talent as The Local. He bigs up some artists he’s loving right now including The Other Woman favourite Sophie Jamieson, New Zealander Tiny Ruins, Rachael Dadd (a new single!) and introduces us to Catalan singer and musician Clara Sanabras. We’ve got new music from Marissa Nadler, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Smoke Fairies… it doesn’t get better than that! You can listen again to the show here.
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 02:59
18 Feb 2014
This week we meet duo Lilies on Mars in an East London pub. The girls are over here from Italy playing some shows and we’re loving their new single Dream of Bees (especially the Julia Kent remix which gets a spin too).
We also dig into our session archive and play one from San Francisco’s Jessica Pratt who recently graced Simon Raymonde‘s show with her presence. There’s also music from Bristol’s Rachael Dadd and London rockers The Drink… listen again here!
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 01:51
13 Feb 2014
Who is THIS?
Well, this is a fabulous promo shot of The Anchoress. You might remember piano chanteuse and Lady Gaga cover queen Catherine AD (she covered Telephone and transformed it), well she’s revamped her image and her sound and relaunched as The Anchoress. It’s pop-tastic and we love it.
This week we’re also featuring some of Simon Raymonde’s gorgeous session tracks with Sumie (Yukimi from Little Dragon’s sister) and there’s a new single from the inimitable gypsy ska crowd Gabby Young And Other Animals.
Listen again here!
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 11:00
6 Feb 2014
|I'm in the gang! with Skinny Girl Diet|
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 06:24
4 Feb 2014
BBC Radio 4 presented by Jude Rogers and Ruth Barnes, produced by Falling Tree Productions. The thesis was this: obsessive teen girl fan culture is given a bad rap in the press and in society as a whole, going back generations. We look at the flip side, we celebrate it and conclude that it's a vital rite of passage for young women as they reach puberty. With contributions from author and David Cassidy fan Allison Pearson, One Direction songwriter Fiona Bevan, One Direction fans, E17's Tony Mortimer and Jude's mother-in-law and Beatlemaniac Lillian Adams.
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 03:26
As usual Simon Raymonde has chosen another blinder of a session for his show this week. San Francisco's Jessica Pratt popped in and played some simple acoustic tracks. She's a new favourite of The Other Woman and we shall be playing these on the show over the next few weeks!
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 03:01