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News

Apr 29, 2021

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Helen Ballentine, who records under the name Skullcrusher, has announced numerous fall show dates which will be her first ever U.S. tour. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lucy Dacus, Crumb, Colleen, London Grammar, and More

Plus Tony Allen, Ryley Walker, Sophia Kennedy, Everything Everything, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 12, 2021

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2021. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law by the president yesterday and many Americans will soon be receiving new $1400 stimulus checks, as well as other relief. More

Skullcrusher Announces New EP, Shares Video for Title Track “Storm in Summer”

Storm in Summer EP Due Out April 9 via Secretly Canadian

Mar 08, 2021

Skullcrusher, the musical moniker of LA-based singer/songwriter Helen Ballentine, has announced a new EP, Storm in Summer, and shared its title track, via a video for the new single. More

Skullcrusher Shares Video for New Track “Song for Nick Drake”

Skullcrusher EP Out Now via Secretly Canadian

Feb 01, 2021

Skullcrusher, the musical moniker of LA-based singer/songwriter Helen Ballentine, has shared a new song, “Song for Nick Drake,” via a video for it. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker, Nilüfer Yanya, Arlo Parks, and More

Plus Badge Époque Ensemble, Julien Baker, Ela Minus, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 23, 2020

Welcome to the 41st Songs of the Week of 2020. This week there was a second and final presidential debate that, unlike the first one, was an actual debate. More

Oct 19, 2020

Skullcrusher, the musical moniker of LA-based singer/songwriter Helen Ballentine, has shared a new song, “Farm,” via a video, and also released a cover of Radiohead’s “Lift.” They follow her self-titled debut EP, released in June via Secretly Canadian. More

Jul 24, 2020

Skullcrusher, the musical moniker of LA-based singer/songwriter Helen Ballentine, has released her self-titled debut EP today on Secretly Canadian and has also shared a new video for “Trace,” a previously unreleased track from the EP. Both stream the EP and watch the video below.

9 Best Songs of the Week: The Flaming Lips, Muzz, Bright Eyes, Liela Moss, and More

Plus Club Intl, Skullcrusher, Art Feynman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 29, 2020

Welcome to the 21st Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under quarantine, the same as the last week. In terms of this week’s new songs, the pickings were somewhat slim, perhaps partly because Monday was Memorial Day, meaning less new tracks of note were shared these week. But we’ve still come up with some that we liked (albeit, only a Top 9, instead of our usual Top 10). More

Skullcrusher Shares Video for New Song “Day of Show”

Skullcrusher EP Due Out June 26 via Secretly Canadian

May 27, 2020

Skullcrusher (aka Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Helen Ballentine) has shared a new song, “Day of Show,” via a video for the track that plays like a hazy childhood VHS dream. More



Interviews

Sep 23, 2020

Helen Ballentine, performing as Skullcrusher, came seemingly out of nowhere. Releasing her self-titled first EP on Secretly Canadian in the midst of a global pandemic, her softly sung vocals and folky underpinnings are custom made for days spent alone. More


Reviews

Apr 27, 2021

Helen Ballentine’s recorded output as Skullcrusher has only been released into the midst of the current pandemic plaguing us all. So, forgive her for persisting in a mode of uncertainty and anxiousness brought on by a year’s plus worth of mind-numbing stasis. More