Shirley Hurt

Shirley Hurt traverses into the furthest corners of experimental indie folk, pop and country, alchemizing a singular sound that integrates elements of each with elegant unpredictability and ease. Her eponymous debut album received widespread critical acclaim, landing praise from NPR, Nylon, Gorilla vs. Bear, Dazed, Pitchfork, New Commute, and more.

Skeletal arrangements tastefully slink around Hurt's compelling voice, an instrument in its own right which brings to mind some of the great classically leftfield singers while retaining a distinctiveness that is increasingly rare in this era.

There is an air of ease and simplicity to Shirley Hurt that belies its inherent intricacy. A timelessness that makes the album feel like it has always existed, like it was meant to be here. This is clearly the beginning of a long artistic story, one that will likely be stippled with many unpredictable chapters.

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Events featuring Shirley Hurt

Mar 15, 2023
1:00am — 1:50am
Mar 16, 2023
10:45pm — 11:30pm
Presented by
Gorilla vs Bear + Luminelle
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Indie Pop
Professional Connections
Shirley Hurt is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Management
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Sync/Music Supervisors