Rumour Mill is an independent Canadian band headed by Aline Daigle (violin/vocals) and Anna Katarina (piano/vocals).
Lifelong friends, the pair blended their classical jazz training with modern spirits to create an effervescent cocktail of indie-pop with strong twists of folk and country – influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Haim, The Bros Landreth and Maggie Rogers.
Whether performing as a duo, trio, or 5-piece, hallmarks of their distinct sound include plush vocal harmonies, violin, keyboard, and driving grooves, with lyrics that weave the listener through an exploration of timeless themes, such as heartache, joy, love, and adventure.
Their debut EP Daylight’s Free, released in April 2019, quickly earned respect and attention on the international stage – leading to a nomination for Artist of the Year in the 2019 Kootenay Music Awards, Top 100 in CBC Searchlight, and a full scholarship to the 2020 Folk Alliance Conference in New Orleans. While consistently charting on US radio stations, their catalogue has also recently been licensed by 13 television networks, including Discovery, Oprah, TLC, MTV, A&E, and E!TV.
Their follow-up EP Gone With The Wine – which was entirely self-engineered, mixed, and produced – will be released May 15th, 2020. The first single “Home” is currently available across all digital platforms.
The duo says we can expect a moodier and more mature sound from this upcoming release, ringing with a touch of a broken heartedness, and pivoting slightly from their more upbeat and pop-centric debut.
With catchy melodies, soulful harmonies and skilled songwriting, these ladies will sweep you off your feet and leave you wanting more!