Five Blank Pages

Five Blank Pages

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Bridging pop hooks and garage distortion with delicate vocal harmonies, Five Blank Pages brings forth a medley of raw emotion and a spectrum of style on their debut EP, Spaces to Occupy and Abandon. It is an infectious and heart-rending introduction to this fast-rising Toronto, Ontario-based band.

Biography

Bridging pop hooks and garage distortion with delicate vocal harmonies, Five Blank Pages brings forth a medley of raw emotion and a spectrum of style in their debut 6-song EP, Spaces to Occupy and Abandon. Recorded by Greg Dawson (Moneen, The Junction), Spaces... is an infectious and heart-rending introduction to this fast-rising Brampton, Ontario-based band. Reminiscent of Pedro the Lion, Hayden, Weezer, Elliott Smith, and East coast indie-pop of the 1990s, Five Blank Pages are not easily pigeonholed like many new-rock artists. Their sound provides a new edge to indie-rock while remaining easily accessible to a wide-audience base.

Formed in 2003, Five Blank Pages is the permanent outgrowth of singer/songwriter Noyan Hilmis (vocals, guitars) solo project, noyz. Teamed with his girlfriend, Pinar Ozyetis (vocals, keyboards, occasional bass), and his sister, Chelen Hilmi (drums, vocals), the band bring together warm harmonies, brooding yet emotive chords, and lyrics that drip with honesty at every softly uttered syllable. Five Blank Pages welcomed Newfoundlander Rajiv Thavanathan to join on bass in February 2006.

Since its inception, Five Blank Pages has garnered a following by frequently playing popular and diverse venues in Toronto and Southern Ontario, including showcases in Canadian Music Week, North By Northeast, S.C.E.N.E. Fest, Halifax Pop Explosion, Over The Top Fest, Edge 102's Steamwhistle Indie Club, Brampton Indie Arts Festival and more.

While consistently playing shows across Ontario, Five Blank Pages released Spaces... to retail stores on August 10, 2004 through Sonic Unyon Distribution. Five Blank Pages joined Sunday League Records in the Spring of 2005. For the latest info, visit the bands site at www.fiveblankpages.com.

More info:
www.myspace.com/fiveblankpages

Discography

"Spaces to Occupy & Abandon" EP - 2005 (Sunday League Records)
"A Compilation For Reach For The Rainbow" - 2005 (Basement Recording Co./ Maple Music) - includes the unreleased Five Blank Pages track "She Sleeps Soundly"
"Last Blush" LP - 2007 (City Mouse Records)
"Young Glow" EP - 2009 (City Mouse Records)

Set List

35-80 minutes of original material