TRACK: Modern Woman – Ford (End of the Road Records)

the band members of Modern Woman
Credit: Sandra Ebert

London-based Modern Woman have released their new single ‘Ford‘ on End of the Road Records which follows on from last year’s debut EP Dogs Fighting In My Dream. It’s a dark brooding track full of surprising twists and turns. The versatility of vocalist Sophie Harris is astonishing, and sonically its changing pace and atmosphere throughout keeps the listener on their toes. Expect the unexpected.

Singer and guitarist Sophie expands on the track:
“‘Ford’ has been one of the oldest songs in our repertoire. I wrote the bassline loop for it a long time ago, one day when I only had a bass to hand. I structured the song and added guitar and simple vocal. I wanted to give it a raw and slightly sinister feel to it. We can spend an incredibly long time working a song in our practise space before we ever play it live, so we wanted to make sure that energy resonated through the recording.

Lyrically, it is about a girl who borrows her brother’s Ford and drives it around. For Juan’s vocals towards the end of the song, I went with a William Burroughs-esque cut up technique and collected different car-related writings, chopped them up and reformed them.”

The 4-piece are based around the songwriting of front person and guitarist Sophie Harris, alongwith Juan Brint-Gutierrez on bass, David Denyer of percussion, violin and samples and Adam Blackhurst on drums.

For more information on Modern Woman please check out their facebook and instagram.

Modern Woman have festival appearances including Latitude and End Of The Road, as well as a tour alongside Sub Pop’s TV Priest in the winter. See below for details:

July 22nd – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
Aug 13th – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Sept 1st-4th – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sept 24th – Sheffield, UK @ Float Along Festival
Oct 30th – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana *
Oct 31st – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds *
Nov 1st – Dublin, IRE @ The Workman’s Club *
Nov 3rd – Manchester, UK @ YES Pink Room *
Nov 4th – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast *
Nov 5th – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall *
Nov 7th – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms *
Nov 8th – Leicester, UK @ Firebug *
Nov 10th – London, UK @ Scala *
Nov 12th – Southampton, UK @ Joiners *
Nov 13th – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store *

 * W/ TV Priest

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