Woman’s Hour – Photo by Oliver Chanarin

In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Woman’s Hour gives us the scoop on Kendal, England. The band will be releasing a 7-inch single on March 24 and making its U.S. live debut next week.

[The caveat I would like to insert before anyone reads this is that Kendal is a very small market town in a very small county (in terms of population) in the northwest of England. All the acts that will be mentioned in this report cut their teeth in Kendal but are now plying their trade in various corners of England after shaking themselves free of the restraints peculiar to any backwater town.]

Kendal is a town that finds itself on the edge of the Lake District, England’s most mountainous national park and the inspiration for many great writers, artists and thinkers alike. It is affectionately known as the “Auld Grey Town” on account of the local slate used in the traditional buildings and the fact that there is always a raincloud above. There being few opportunities for work and no major university forces a large number of school leavers to move away to the greener pastures and opportunities of a city.

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