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Winnipeg, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Winnipeg, Canada
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Pop




"#MusicMondayMarathon – Quick feature on Winnipeg alt pop rock band Bullrider"

If you are interested in alt rock music, Bullrider is a rising band that you need to check out. They can write some of the most infectious hooks we’ve heard in recent memory. We featured them in a NMF a little while ago. They were so good we wanted to bring them back. Check out these three cool tracks.

The track that brought our attention to Bullrider is “Curious.” It’s an exceptional pop rock song that gets my feet really going. Of course the opening harmony is what draws in the listener’s attention, but the way the chords lay out a roadmap for the track and the lead vocal soars over it. It’s a really outstanding song. I want to sing those “oooh” parts at a show with a bunch of other fans SO BAD.

The second track on this little EP is “Dream Life.” It’s a rad track with a really unique melody to it. Sometimes we tell a band that their music just “doesn’t stand out” and this song is like the posterchild for what we mean by “standing out.” Yes it’s the same genre of alt rock you’ve been hearing your whole life, but the song itself reaches right out and grabs you. THIS IS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. The lyrics are self-consciously reflective about conflict and change. I really enjoy the transitions between full, harmonic chords and some of the dissonant sounds that give the song an edge. Good stuff.

The third track “Happy” reminds me of so many different songs from the late 90s and early 2000s, but it really has a unique fresh feel to it. The lyrics are about living a rich life by deciding to be with someone special. What I really appreciate is that it’s like a philosophical reflection wrapped up in a a pop rock jam. It keeps your head moving while providing thoughtful reflections on contentment and motivation. It’s about happiness, but not at the same time. I’ll take a slice of existential meditation with a side of power chord, thankyouverymuch. - Ear To The Ground Music

"Indie Rock Mixtape 9"

From Canada come the brave and talented indie rock quintet that will be known by the world as Bullrider. Let your curiosity win as they pull you to listen to their melodies for they are amazing examples of a modern day dramatic storytelling with haunting echos that ensure the melodies stay with you through out your day as you mumble to yourself the lyrics of this track. - Wolf in a Suit

"New Music Friday – Episode 29"

You really can’t have rock music without some angst. You just gotta get angry. That comes through on Bullrider’s track “Curious,” an attitude-laden piece that makes your head bob with the bass drum. The guitar work strums with some glowing chords, but the accents on the electric blend beautifully. Really (maybe unsurprisingly) the harmonies win the day, but the whole composition is next level good. We’re going to keep an eye on these cats, for sure. - Ear To The Ground Music


2016 - Self Titled "BULLRIDER" EP



A five piece Alt-Pop band based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. With a wonderful mix of high energy guitars, tight bass lines, captivating rhythm sections that make you wanna get up and dance, and strong emphasis on songwriting makes this band a stand out creature on its own.

Comprised of Ben Ferguson (Ash Koley), Chris Peluk (Alverstone, Mad Young Darlings), Tom Sinnott, Erik Pescitelli (Los Mapaches) and Bobby Desjarlias (The Bokononists, Attica Riots).

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