Rend is an Edmonton based, 5 piece, electrifying Rock/Pop band. Picture a dash of Metric, a scoop of Coldplay, a layer of Paramore topped off with The Cranberries. When you listen to Rend you get a new experience with every song. They are a Canadian band inspired to inspire. You will hear driving rhythms, Zeppelin worthy guitar solos, synth pop hook lines, and dynamic, soulful vocals. Their debut album “No Lines” was released in 2012 and they are currently nominated for a 2013 Edmonton Music Award.
Founded in 2010 by lead singer/songwriter Carol-Lynne Quinn, these past 3 years have been an incredible journey. This past year has been a whirlwind of activity, including showcasing at Indie Week Canada 2012, Canadian Music Week 2013, opening for Faber Drive, playing countless shows across Canada and releasing two music videos. Lead singer Carol-Lynne Quinn was the home opener anthem singer for the Edmonton Oilers.
Their vision is to bring musical and lyrical substance to their music. Whether it’s the anthem like chorus in “Battlecry” or the unique blend of soulful vocals and electric guitar in “Monster”, Rend is fresh, energy filled, and inspiring. Their debut single “Hide” has received Canadian wide radio play climbing the top 100 Rock Charts.
Performing live is one of the most important aspects for Rend. Being able to let go, connect to the audience and just make great music is what it’s all about. To really understand what Rend is about one needs to come to a live show and see the energy, musicality, passion, chemistry and skill this band possesses.
For such a fresh band they have already caught the attention and support of many. Sandra Sperounes from the Edmonton Journal commented “together, the five make up (or perhaps unrend) Rend, one of Edmonton’s newest – and fiercest – pop-rock bands. “Quinn” might just be the next great voice to come out of Canada.” Kevin Mainmann from the Edmonton Examiner commented on their debut “No Lines is drenched in powerful melodies anchored by Carol-Lynne’s vocal acrobatics, with hints of soul weaving into potent radio-rock hooks.” Indie 403 states “Rend, an incredible new pop-rock band out of Edmonton, brings us everything we’ve been waiting for, and their debut album No Lines is one of the most mind-blowing displays of talent we’ve seen in a while.”
To put it simply Rend is five passionate people who love music, people, and putting on a great show.
Influences: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Paramore, Jessie J, Metric, Florence and the Machine, Our Lady Peace, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Led Zeppelin, Kelly Clarkson, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, Radiohead and more.
"Lead singer Carol-Lynne Quinn is nothing short of remarkable, and her voice is easily one of the most powerful and impressive sounds to come out of Canada in the last decade. She can be compared to superstars likes Kelly Clarkson or Alicia Keys, but with actual songwriting talent and a Canadian flag draped across her shoulders, we’d argue she’s far superior."
"Rend’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. After the release of No Lines in early 2012, the band quickly became known across the country for their multifaceted sound and enormous talent. The album achieved cross-Canada radio play in no time with their first single, “Hide”, and their growth since then has been even more impressive. No Lines marks the beginning of what will be an incredible journey, and every element of the album is a sign of what’s to come."
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Carol-Lynne Quinn - Vocals
Jeff Quinn - Bass
Steve Roe - Electric Guitar
Nick Lovejoy - Drums
Nate Glubish - Piano & Synth
Debut Single: "Hide" November 18th, 2011
Hide was released to Canadian radio in March 2012. Rend is currently receiving Canadian wide airplay and are currently climbing the top 100 Canadian Rock Charts!
Debut Album: "No Lines" released on February 25th, 2012.
Available at in Canada: HMV, AMAZON, Blackbyrd Records, and many more stores.
Rend - Indie403 "No Lines" Review
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REND – “NO LINES” Posted by jenny on July 17th, 2012 Have you ever heard a singer whose voice comp...REND – “NO LINES”
Posted by jenny on July 17th, 2012
Have you ever heard a singer whose voice completely blows you away? It might stop you in your tracks, render you speechless, or even make you cry. This sort of voice is definitely not common, so when we come across a band with a mix of insanely powerful vocals and original songwriting, we know they’re something special. Rend, an incredible new pop-rock band out of Edmonton, brings us everything we’ve been waiting for, and their debut album No Lines is one of the most mind-blowing displays of talent we’ve seen in a while.
Rend’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. After the release of No Lines in early 2012, the band quickly became known across the country for their multifaceted sound and enormous talent. The album achieved cross-Canada radio play in no time with their first single, “Hide”, and their growth since then has been even more impressive. No Lines marks the beginning of what will be an incredible journey, and every element of the album is a sign of what’s to come.
No Lines is a vocal-driven adventure through music. It has almost everything: technical skill, strong instrumentals, and meaningful lyrics, not to mention truly awesome vocals that show off ridiculous range, power, and emotion. Lead singer Carol-Lynne Quinn is nothing short of remarkable, and her voice is easily one of the most powerful and impressive sounds to come out of Canada in the last decade. She can be compared to superstars likes Kelly Clarkson or Alicia Keys, but with actual songwriting talent and a Canadian flag draped across her shoulders, we’d argue she’s far superior.
There are different sounds throughout the album that will appeal to fans of different genres: “Hold On” takes on more bluesy, Alicia Keys-like composition while “Pearl” and “Torn” sound very much like Lily Allen tracks. We also see rock anthems in songs like “Monster”, showing off Quinn’s vocals and the overall rock quality of the band’s sound. At times they sound like Evanescence with vocals like Amy Lee, and with comparisons to rock outfits like Led Zeppelin or Radiohead, they fit into a variety of musical tastes. “Hold On” would fit in perfectly with Zeppelin or Pink Floyd, and adding in a cover of Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper”, even those of us with a preference for ‘90s music are satisfied.
This entire album is fantastic. It’s partially Quinn’s vocal acrobatics that make the album stand out, but the guitar hooks, percussion, piano, and soul lead to an overall electric experience that can’t be missed. To sample the album, check out Rend’s website, YouTube, or Facebook, and definitely buy the album on iTunes. This is an album (and a band) unlike any other, and with your support and love, they’ll get to the top. Rend will blow you away: just give them a try.
Canadian Music Week Live Review
Rend is one of the Top 25 live bands out of 1000 to perform at Canadian Music Week 2013.
Rend suits up for new music video
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Yesterday, Edmonton-based rock/pop band Rend revealed their new music video for "Battlecry,&quo...Yesterday, Edmonton-based rock/pop band Rend revealed their new music video for "Battlecry," a stalwart song with an explosive chorus from the band's debut album No Lines. The five-piece group is seen making their way onto a paintball battlefield while donning face masks, camo gear and unloading some serious artillery. Even on a paintball field, frontwoman Carol-Lynne Quinn stands out as the superlative source of vibrance in this video. Her electric attitude (and equally chromatic signature hairstyle) beams in "Battlecry."
Since releasing No Lines early in 2012, Rend has swiftly made their way across Canadian airwaves, gaining traction as an up-and-coming band to watch. Guitarist Steve Roe's ensnaring hooks fortify Quinn's dynamic powerhouse vocals and soul-nourishing lyrics. Drive, dedication and genuine talent are the driving factors behind Rend's success. Give "Battlecry" a try and you just might find yourself on the frontlines of this magnetic quintet's fan base.
Indecent Xposure - Indie Week Canada Review
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Among the fresh faces at Indie Week was Rend, a Rock-Pop band from Edmonton. While the launch party ...Among the fresh faces at Indie Week was Rend, a Rock-Pop band from Edmonton. While the launch party was Rend’s first performance in Toronto, hopefully it won’t be their last. Despite her petite appearance, vocalist Carol-Lynne Quinn is a fiery powerhouse with sweeping range and vocal versatility. The band’s energy reverberated throughout the room as they unleashed high-energy songs from their album, “No Lines,” and unique renditions of Gotye’s “Somebody I used to Know” and Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.”
Check out Rend, one of Edmonton's newest Pop-Rock bands
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EDMONTON - Charis Logan is a globetrotter, who once spent a year in Egypt, teaching drum and piano l...EDMONTON - Charis Logan is a globetrotter, who once spent a year in Egypt, teaching drum and piano lessons to children. Nate Glubish is an investment adviser who rediscovered his joy for playing keyboards. Steve Roe is a guitar teacher with a knack for telling jokes — about himself. Carol-Lynne Quinn is one of those bubbly go-go-go-getters with a pliable set of pipes, a wonderful smile and a fierce determination to succeed. Her husband, Jeff, tends to let Quinn or his bass do most of the talking.
Together, the five make up (or perhaps unrend) Rend, one of Edmonton’s newest — and fiercest — pop-rock bands. Their debut, No Lines, is about as multi-faceted as their personalities — running the gamut from Alicia Keys-flavoured pop-jazz (Hold On) to tempestuous piano-rock (Hide, Battlecry) to goth-industrial balladry (Shadow) to Rihanna-meets-The-Cranberries (Monster).
“We kind of want to be different,” says Quinn, who might just be the next great voice to come out of Canada.
“I don’t want to just sing normal rock phrases, I want to add that jazz and R&B to the rock. Honestly, I think we’re a little bit of a mash-up, but I like it. I think I’d get bored if it was just the same sound.”
The sound isn’t the same, but Rend’s message is consistent. Quinn wants No Lines, funded by a $10,000 grant from Rawlco Radio’s 10K20 program, to be a source of strength — trying to offer “hope in hopelessness” as she seethes on Shadow. Monster, the album’s first single, is a defiant, I-refuse-to-stoop-as-low-as-you anthem while Pearl is a sassier, poppier number about girl power.
“I just want to write stuff that is real and connects to people – and is fun at the same time,” she says. “We want to say stuff with our music – I always write thinking about the people who might listen. A lot of these songs are not just about me.”
Quinn and her bandmates also want to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who might never listen to Rend.
Some of the proceeds from the band’s CD release party — this Saturday at Avenue Theatre — will be donated to the Edmonton Dream Centre, a long-term residence for women and children in crisis.
“There’s a theme with the band’s lyrics — hope in tough times and what we wanted to do was raise awareness for a local charity of a similar theme,” says Glubish.
“‘Restoring dignity, discovering destiny, realizing dreams’ is their tag line.”
Tickets are $10 via the group’s website or at the venue, 9030 118th Avenue. Doors are at 7:30 p.m.
Two local acts, Junkyard Poets and Epsilon, an a cappella group, will open. (The latter will also perform with wry piano-rocker Ben Folds on Thursday, March 29 at the Winspear Centre.)
Local Band Rend Wastes Little Time Making Big Splash
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Rend is not wasting any time. The local pop-rock band formed just over a year ago and has already...Rend is not wasting any time.
The local pop-rock band formed just over a year ago and has already toured Alberta, recorded a full-length album and caught the attention of record labels.
The five-piece band will release its debut No Lines with an all-ages show at Avenue Theatre, 9030 118 Ave., Saturday. Opening the show will be Junkyard Poets and local a-cappella sextet Epsilon.
“In the whole scope of things, we’re a super new band as far as local bands go that have any kind of name recognition,” says bassist Jeff Quinn.
The band recorded No Lines in six months with the help of a $10,000 “10K20” grant from Rawlco Radio. The album was primarily written on piano by singer Carol-Lynne Quinn, who is married to Jeff.
It’s cool seeing how it’s picking up fast.
NOT A HOBBY
“It’s cool seeing how it’s picking up fast,” Carol-Lynne says.
“I think because we had that grant, and we gave ourselves a six-month time limit to record it, I think it made us just do it. Which is good, because we didn’t procrastinate. We’re all very passionate about this not just being a hobby.”
Carol-Lynne, Jeff and drummer Charis Logan met in the Grant MacEwan music program several years ago and started jamming on weekends. Logan left to teach drums in Egypt, and upon her return, the trio reunited and filled out its lineup with guitarist Steve Roe and classically-trained pianist Nate Glubish.
The band released its first Itunes single Hide last November and is shopping the next one, Monster, to local radio.
No Lines is drenched in powerful melodies anchored by Carol-Lynne’s vocal acrobatics, with hints of soul weaving into potent radio-rock hooks.
SOUL TO ZEPPELIN
Carol-Lynne says her influences vary from soul divas like Joss Stone to rockers like Metric and Alanis Morissette, while the rest of the band draws from Coldplay, Led Zeppelin and everything in between.
Rend is making a hard push with online promotion as it gears up to tour Western Canada this spring and the U.S. in the summertime.
“We’re getting to the point where we’re releasing a new video every week or two, just to keep people interested,” Jeff says.
It’s all about spreading the Rend brand as much as possible, says Carol-Lynne .
“Our goal is just to go do what we love, so now it’s our job to work our butts off and saturate the market,” she says.
Rend will donate coat check and raffle ticket money from Saturday’s show to Edmonton Dream Centre, a long-term in-residence facility for women in crisis and their children, which was co-founded by Glubish’s grandfather.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Visit rend-music.com or facebook.com/rendmusic.
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