Bend Sinister

Bend Sinister

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

Bend Sinister is a progressive-indie band formed in 2001 now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Their sound is piano and B3 organ driven rock and roll with a heavy 70's influence. The band takes its name from a novel by Vladimir Nabokov.


Building on their reputation as one of Canada's most energetic and prolific indie rock bands, Bend Sinister released their American debut "Small Fame" in the summer of 2012. The subsequent tours brought the band throughout North America and included stops at CMJ, Canada House at SXSW, sessions with, JBTV and AXS Live as well as feature spots on KROQ in LA and numerous college and community stations in the US. Notable shows included sellout performances in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina as well as showcases at the Roxy Theatre in LA and performances at That Damn Show in Phoenix and Breakout West in Calgary. "Small Fame" peaked at #18 on the Canadian College Radio Chart and #115 on CMJ. The album was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for "Best Rock Recording" and a Sirius XM award for "Best Emerging Artist".

The band is currently recording their followup in San Diego with Grammy nominated producer Joe Marlett.