Competition: WIN tickets to see Woman’s Hour at Deaf Institute

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

Four-piece band Woman’s Hour is coming to the Deaf Institute this Saturday (27 September) – and we’re giving away a pair of tickets.

Before we start, let’s just get one thing clear. This four-piece has nothing to do with Radio 4: Jane Garvey is nowhere to be seen, and we’re pretty sure that isn’t Jenni Murray on the drums. Though we rather like that fantastical idea for a supergroup, we’re more than happy to get on board with this alternative.

Hailing from Kendal, and now residing in London, Woman’s Hour float between sweetly melancholic vocals and drum machines; theirs is a low-key variety of pop evoking The xx, Beach House and, in parts, London Grammar. So far, so good. Their debut album Conversations, released in July, was summed up by The Guardian as “like a vintage episode of Top of the Pops 2 featuring St Etienne, Sade, Simple Minds and Vanessa Paradis.” In short, Woman’s Hour specialise in nostalgic head-nodding and hip-swaying whilst sounding very of-the-moment. There are no forlorn rose-tinted backward glances here and, well, no Pan’s People.

As part of their UK tour Woman’s Hour stop off at Manchester’s Deaf Institute this Saturday (27 September), and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see them play. To enter, all you have to do is enter your details below.


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