by Philip Moss
The name of an artist would generally prepare you for what you are about to hear. But the absolute reverie of Day of Show could not be further from what the heavy metal sounding moniker would suggest.
Following Places/Plans, released in April to announce her signing to Secretly Canadian, Day of Show is the second single from LA songwriter, Helen Ballentine. And initially, it follows in much the same vain with the gentle strums of an acoustic guitar and a hazy agitation – but here, Ballentine’s voice grows from the hushed tone of Jason Molina’s Ghost Tropic into a Grouper-esque lilt over a shoegaze microclimate. Yes, Day of Show is heavy, but maybe not in the way you’d have initially expected.
Skullcrusher’s debut, self titled EP will be released through Secretly Canadian on 26th June.
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