27 Jan 2015

Nat Johnson London date - 5 February





Nat Johnson hails from Sheffield and you'll probably already know her as the former leader and frontwoman of indie stalwarts Monkey Swallows the Universe.

Lately she's been out on her own and her solo material just gets better and better - like this latest album Neighbour of the Year.

The Other Woman presents the London date at The Finsbury - come one, come all! There's support from one woman music making machine Autumnmusic too.

Thursday 5 February - Facebook event here.

One favourite from Nat's album is Not Now, Horse:




Tickets here!

Thanks for reading,

TOW's Ruth Barnes

20 Jan 2015

Amazing Radio acoustic on The Other Woman


We’re celebrating Amazing Radio Acoustic this week on Amazing Radio and so we’ve delved into the Amazing Sessions archive for some of the best female artists who’ve recorded for us. We’re a lucky lot – including British New Yorker Wilsen, Londoner Dear Pariah, angel-voiced Gabby Young and New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins to name a few. Listen again here.

7 Jan 2015

The Other Woman at Radiocity at Tate Britain


Fabulous performance artist, radio presenter and all round showbiz personality Scottee has asked me to host a few days of Towerblock Tracks as part of Tate Britain's Radiocity series. Scottee's idea is that everyone loves Radio 4's Desert Island Discs (don't they?!) so why not have a show for us normals.

Just sign up here at the website for free and book yourself in for an indepth chat about the music that's shaped your life, then it goes up on on the website as a podcast. What could be more fun! I'll be there Mon/Tues 12/13 Jan and Scottee hosts the rest of the week. Come and join us...

Best of 2014

For the last two editions of The Other Woman on Amazing Radio for 2014 it was all about our Best Songs of the year.


It’s a toughie and trust me, blood, sweat and tears have been shed over these. Part one featured some of the bands who also delivered kick ass live shows in 2014, Swedish duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums who, quite frankly, can do no wrong and the inimitable Sharon Van Etten. Both released wonderful albums in 2014 too. From those big hitters we also take in Blood of the Bull, a young Glasgow based musician releasing with tiny indie (and firm TOW favourite) Soft Power Records. It’s early days for her but Bend Over is 1:59 minutes of sheer joy.

11 Nov 2014

Catch up on The Other Woman


Catch up on all the latest news and playlists from The Other Woman on Amazing Radio here. In the build up to The End Festival at the end of the month I've been playing The Drink who are sure to be a highlight of the weekend’s festivities in north London. The band are readying the release of their debut and it’s been quietly and stealthily receiving rave reviews from all corners. We’re huge fans and had them for a very loud session last year.

24 Oct 2014

The End Festival: Eliza Shaddad, Caitlin Park, De'Borah


I'm curating a night at The End Festival on 21 November. This is very exciting for a number of reasons - firstly that I've been a fan of said festival in Crouch End for years, secondly it's another co-promotion with The Local who do fantastic things for new music... and thirdly, the line up: I've managed to snag Shoreditch busker turned hot new talent Eliza Shaddad, Australian folktronica songstress Caitlin Park and the equally skilled Londoner De'Borah all on the same bill at the lovely ex-British Legion social club Earl Haig Hall.

Eliza Shaddad - Waters







Some other Other Woman favourites are also performing across all four nights of the festival including Bridie Jackson and the Arbour, Evelinn Trouble, Mishaped Pearls, The Drink, Leaf Library and Malka. There's also going to be a mini-conference with guest speakers, panelists from The Local and international industry delegates. Ooh ee! Check out the website for more details, and tickets (weekend pass only £25!) here.

Curator of The End, Howard Monk says: “Crouch End is an area full of creative and media types yet only really well known for decent restaurants. However, there are a number of excellent events if you scratch the surface, and this is a fresh one for the calendar, perhaps a little more ambitious in scale. We’re keen to bring excellent touring bands out of the usual epicenters of Shoreditch, Camden, Central London up to Crouch End for a couple of nights. Not just celebrating local acts (although there are a number on the bill), but mixing those with touring acts makes a great event.”

Catch up on The Other Woman



Last week on The Other Woman on Amazing Radio (available to listen again now!) there was so much great new music we hardly knew where to start! Trash Kit are back with a brand new album out in December on brilliant indie Upset the Rhythm. We’ve got a track from Nat Johnson’s new album due out mid-November and trust us, every song we hear just gets better and better! Dear Pariah has launched her stunning EP Engulf on the world too and we’ll be playing the title track from that too.
There’s also Sharon Van Etten, Auclair, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Hunter As A Horse.