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Skullcrusher single photo shoot

If you were one of those who, like me, was totally mesmerised and enraptured by Helen Ballentine’s (aka Skullcrusher) gorgeous eponymous debut EP of last summer, then you will have been yearning for more ever since. Well, good news then, that the singer-songwriter has announced her next EP, entitled “Storm in Summer” and released its …

Cherry Glazerr today share a brand new single, titled ‘Rabbit Hole,’ via Secretly Canadian. The track is the band’s first new music since the 2019 single ‘Call Me (feat. Portugal. The Man)’. On ‘Rabbit Hole,’ Creevy explains: “Rabbit Hole is about clawing back my identity. I often find myself acting a certain way to get someone else’s …

PORRIDGE RADIO are drawing down the curtain on 2020 with one final, fine salutation: their own contribution to the vein of alternative Christmas songs which Low kicked off back in ’99 with that mini-album that made Yule songs cool again. It’s entitled “The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas)”, it’s out via Secretly Canadian, and …

For her first new music since last years charity single KARMA, Anohni has released a couple of cover versions – ‘It’s All over Now, Baby Blue’ by Bob Dylan and ‘Be My Husband’ by Nina Simone, for a new 7” release on Secretly Canadian, out on October 2nd. On the Dylan, Anohni says “I recorded …

CHICAGO’S Whitney, who set all kindsa ears on fire with that fragile, world-weary crossover slice of Americana “No Woman” back in 2016, have released a video for their cover of The Roches’ “Hammond Song” ahead of a ten-song covers set, out via Secretly Canadian on August 14th.  Following their acclaimed 2019 album Forever Turned Around, …

You must be thinking is it thrash, doom or drone? None of these – Skullcrusher is the project of LA based songwriter Helen Ballentine who makes rich acoustic sounds that lean in the new folk direction. Having shifted from an art college/gallery pathway to focus all her creative energy on music, Ballentine seems to have …

Whitney are a band whose music creeps up on you. The Chicago based group, led by guitarist Max Kakacek and vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlrich, have always drawn lovingly from the ‘Windy City’s’ classic soul heritage but that’s only part of the Whitney thing. Ehrlich’s effortless falsetto, Kakacek’s warm fluid guitar, rich horn arrangements, a folk- rock …

Secretly Canadian have announced a new record – Eight Gates, from the late Jason Molina, the last collection of solo recordings made by the American songwriter, who also traded under the names Songs:Ohio and Magnolia Electric Co., before his death at 39 from complication related to alcoholism in 2013. Mostly recorded in London, where Molina …

Le Ren, aka Montreal folk artist Lauren Spear is newly signed to the Secretly Canadian label, and has released a new video for her first recording on the label, ‘Love can’t be the only reason to stay’. The song is this dark, intimate waltz, with nothing but Spears rich vocal, subtle harmonies and a chiming …

Chicago-based Whitney will release their sophomore album ‘Forever Turned Around’, on August 30th via Secretly Canadian. On the follow up to their much-beloved debut, 2016’s ‘Light Upon the Lake’, Ehrlich and Kakacek grapple with the anxiety and acceptance that time is limited and navigate questions of mortality, doubt, love, and friendship. Lead single ‘Giving Up’ …