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Andi Dvorak runs Viennese label Fettkakao which is an absolute gold mine of interesting leftfield music from Austria.

Viennese band Plaided

First discovery is Plaided, a duo Veronika and Julia whose first album Playdate is just out. The pair got to know each other through organising Ladyfest Vienna in 2005, they say that all the motivated people in that DIY community inspired them to start a band of their own. Absolutely summing up the spirit of Ladyfest!

The resulting debut album is an absolute joy. Singing mostly in harmony creating a quirky choral effect, then diving in with grungey indie guitar and drums. TOW cannot wait to see this band live.

The band have already played London’s Lexington this year and will support the excellent Grass Widow in September… we’ll be there!

Listen to the whole album here:

Other notable releases include Just Friends and Lovers (Vero, Lina, Lena from Graz in Southern Austria) and Stefanie Sourial, part of the Club Burlesque Brutal, a queer burlesque show, in Vienna.

Ruth Barnes

The Other Woman is a new music blog and podcast, featuring a genre-defying selection of new music by women artists. Ruth is Tom Robinson's Girl Music Guru every Monday morning on his BBC 6 Music Introducing show and also presents The Other Woman on Amazing Radio Sunday evening's 7-9pm.

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