They don't shatter boundaries or expectations, but instead provide a grand, bedrock-solid opus stuffed with 10-tonne emotional blows and tranquillity most indie-pop groups shun. It's an album that can be peeled back and relished upon repeated listens, and you'll likely find tracks that hit too close to home on occasion, but it's to be expected from a band that uses heartache as such a deft weapon. Whatever it makes you feel, it's undoubtedly a powerful record, and one that'll deserve your attention during the summer months, even if more bombastic releases are shouting "Me! Me! Me!" louder. Make time for it; you'll be glad you did.

That's what we thought of Woman's Hour's debut album, but what do you think? Listen to it over at The New York Times and let us know in the comments section. The album is released on July 21st via Secretly Canadian.

Be sure to check out our recent interview with the band.

  • Tracklisting:
  • 1. Unbroken Sequence
  • 2. Conversations
  • 3. To The End
  • 4. Darkest Place
  • 5. In Stillness We Remain
  • 6. Our Love Has No Rhythm
  • 7. Her Ghost
  • 8. Two Sides of You
  • 9. Devotion
  • 10. Reflections
  • 11. The Day That Needs Defending

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