“I’m only human and I do what I can to survive,” sing Woman’s Hour. They follow that line with an almighty scream of “BUT I’LL GET THERE!!!!!!”, which should give you a hint of what the London fourpiece are about.
To my ears they’re the middle ground between Vampire Weekend and The xx, which ain’t exactly a bad place to be. There are, I suppose, hints of Givers in there too, but it’s a lot more considered and appealing than the US pranksters, who I sometimes think go a bit too OTT for their own good. Instead, Woman’s Hour are a lot more of a British proposition – all taut energy and clever hooks backed up with some gloriously singalong vocals.
Their debut single ‘Human’ is out on December 5:
…along with this track, ‘Jenni’: