Five Minutes With: Folk-Pop Band Rumour Mill

Rumour Mill is the Folk-pop collaboration of lifelong friends and fellow pre-school comrades, Aline Deanna and Anna Katarina. Rumour Mill began in the mountains of small town Nelson, BC, and the duo now resides in the lower mainland when they are not on tour, which incidentally is most of the year.

Both raised in low-income homes by resilient single mothers, their constant companion through the highs and lows was music. As they embarked on their careers, these best friends discovered that the music industry is not for the faint of heart. Their path unfolded in tandem, a testament to their unwavering support for one another.

In the midst of their creative endeavours, the conversation about their shared history evolved into a profound exploration of identity, empowerment, and breaking through the confines of societal expectations. Rumour Mill’s music is not just a melodic journey; it’s a reflection of two souls bound by friendship, resilience, and a shared love for the transformative power of music. Their true collaboration becomes clear when listening to their solo records, with Aline’s musical stylings centred in Country and Folk while Anna leans into Indie/Pop the combination of these genres is seamless yet notable in their co-written music.

Their first full-length album, What She Said (October 2023) is inspired by the likes of Stevie Nicks, Brandi Carlile and First Aid Kit. It is a collection of beautiful, groovy and memorable songs that feature a lush and groovy topography of violin, keys, guitar and mandolin, led by a narrative of iconic harmonies, produced by Murray Pulver (Crash Test Dummies, The Bros. Landreth) and supported by FACTOR’s Juried Sound Recording grant and Creative BC. It is a culmination of their musical prowess, personal histories, and the unyielding spirit that defines Rumour Mill.

Rumour Mill
Photo by: Paper Moon Photography (Tatum Duriba)


Rumour Mill





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

What She Said

Latest Single:

Lost & Found

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain

Favourite musician now:

Fleetwood Mac

Guilty pleasure song:

Total Eclipse of The Heart

Live show ritual:

We normally lip buzz to an entire Shania song and do some vocal stretches. Then we turn to each other and say wow we really should have given ourselves more time before downbeat.

Favourite local musician:

Madelyn Read

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?

Road… no studio… No… road

Any shows or albums coming up?

We released our first LP “What She Said” in October and we are very excited about it. We got to work with Murray Pulver who produced the record and we did our album release tour in Europe. We will be announcing our summer tour dates shortly. Otherwise, we are currently writing a new single which we will record at the end of this month to release this summer!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | Youtube | Spotify


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Ahn and Chi

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

The corner of Fraser and 12th because we lived together there and recorded our record “Gone With The Wine”!

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Trout Lake, we used to dress up as princesses and climb into a tree and play music for the kids during the August lantern procession (to be clear this was a paid position and we were invited). It did feel like we were living out some childhood dreams because the kids definitely thought we were real princesses, they clearly didn’t know us.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Guilt & Co

What is your favourite music store in your city?

East Van Long and Mac… it’s not a glamorous answer but she always gets the job done!


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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.