27 Dec 2012

Best tracks of 2012 part 3...

The Horn The Hunt
Hello and Merry Christmas!

It’s the most difficult show of the year! Show number 3 of our Best Tracks of 2012 here on The Other Woman on Amazing Radio and honestly it’s been so tough to squeeze all the best tracks into three hours of music as it’s been an exceptional year for women in the industry. The Horn The Hunt kick off this show with their fierce single Gold, then we hear the angelic voiced Brighton artist Donna Fullman and the same can be said for Hilary who sings with Orlando. We’ll also have some psych rock courtesy of Trogons, plus there’s some ear-melting fabulousness from Divorce to end the show. On top of this we’ll have all sorts of treats in between; Hall of Mirrors, Sophie Jamieson, Mensch, Vuvuvultures and more..

23 Dec 2012

Sylver Tongue - Charlotte Hatherley interview

Me 'n Charlotte Hatherley aka Sylver Tongue

An interview with Charlotte Hatherley aka Sylver Tongue! Her track Something Big was our track of the week a while back on Amazing Radio Breakfast and - well - to put it bluntly, she rocks! Have a listen to her inspirations behind the new project and finally finding her sound in 2012...

Jo Mango live session and interview

Me and Jo Mango
Jo Mango is a Scottish musician who is based in Glasgow and is a well known player in the city's burgeoning and ever-vibrant folk scene. Being picked by cult folk artist Vashti Bunyan to perform with her on her revival tour (Carnegie Hall, sharing a stage with David Byrne etc) saw Jo thrown onto the international stage for a whirlwind period. Now she's focusing on her new album Murmuration which is out now and she performed two tracks for us in studio for Amazing Radio Breakfast, beautiful, beautiful music!

Best track of 2012 part 2...

Week two of our best tracks of 2012 on The Other Woman on Amazing Radio, which appear in no particular order, and boy are we glad we’re doing another week of this next week. It’s been such a strong year for music from female artists and female fronted bands and this looks set to tip over into 2013 with the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list and our very own Tips for 2013 being dominated by women.

14 Dec 2012

Lady Lykez live video - Not Your Hair

Lady Lykez
North London MC Lady Lykez is a super hot young talent and one to watch for 2013... from battling with Chipmunk in community halls around Crouch End to this... Not Your Hair began it’s life as a half joke in the studio with Lykez’s producer, quickly becoming catchy enough to be put down as a chorus and not long afterward, a crowd favourite.

Best tracks of 2012 part 1...

Sharon van Etten
It's been so hard to pin down the best tracks of the year, it's been an amazing year for women in music. I'll post the 'listen again' players as we go, there are two more shows to come - here's last Sunday's:

A stormer of a playlist featuring Sharon Van Etten (who’s easily my artist of the year), the show will also feature Mary Epworth, Smoke Fairies, Piney Gir, Nadine Shah, Emily Barker and more… have a listen for the full whammy and keep listening all month to make sure you’ve crossed off all the big hitters of 2012.

6 Dec 2012

Lyla Foy - Wall - live session and interview

Wall - Lyla Foy
Highlight number 3 from November on Amazing Radio Breakfast was having the astonishing Wall in for a live session. Young Lyla Foy is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who also a gorgeous voice - excellent package! Here she is performing with her band:

4 Dec 2012

The Murder Barn in session and interview

The Murder Barn
Another highlight from November's live sessions on Amazing Radio Breakfast (see yesterday's highlight The Hall of Mirrors here - there will be more everyday this week)... was The Murder Barn. This band of gypsy's and ne'er do well's make dramatic 'epic' tunes that combine the dust and spurs of Cowboy country with the grey marshy flatland of Walthamstow in east London. It can be done! Hear them do it here, session tracks and find out more in their interview:

Sophie Jamieson - live session and interview

Sophie Jamieson
Another highlight from Amazing Radio in November came for a session for The Other Woman which goes out on Sunday evenings. Sophie Jamieson is a young folk singer songwriter who has a lyrical and musical sensibility that is well beyond her years. She's also keen to get back to playing her electric guitar which should be something to look out for if these two live tracks are anything to go by, can't wait till she plugs in!

3 Dec 2012

Hall of Mirrors - live session and interview

The Hall of Mirrors
Yikes no posts in over a month! It's that time of year when frankly, shit gets crazy. On the Amazing Radio Breakfast Show however we've been packed full of live sessions and interviews with some fantastic women artists. In fact, our Tips for 2013 list features more Dames than Dudes. Check us out redressing the balance!

I'll be posting everyday this week with highlights from November, starting with The Hall of Mirrors - Jess Winter and her band are set for greatness and here Jess and her guitarist Simon play two tracks utterly stripped down.