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Strange Breed

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Alternative

Calendar

Sep
22
Strange Breed @ Milkcrate Records

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Sep
24
Strange Breed @ The Palomino Smokehouse

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sep
26
Strange Breed @ The Good Will Social Club

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sep
29
Strange Breed @ Hide Out On Queen

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Oct
02
Strange Breed @ The Mansion

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Oct
03
Strange Breed @ Avant Garde Bar

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Oct
04
Strange Breed @ Scanner Bistro

Québec, Quebec, Canada

Québec, Quebec, Canada

Oct
05
Strange Breed @ Club social Le Scaphandre - The Diving Bell

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Sep
21
Strange Breed @ Kamloops Inn

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Sep
19
Strange Breed @ The Rubber Boot Club

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Sep
18
Strange Breed @ The Vault

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Sep
14
Strange Breed @ Red Gate Arts Society

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aug
01
Strange Breed @ Venue Nightclub

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jul
26
Strange Breed @ SBC Restaurant Ltd

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jul
06
Strange Breed @ Static Jupiter

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

May
05
Strange Breed @ The Pace

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Feb
18
Strange Breed @ Fortune Sound Club

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nov
28
Strange Breed @ Fox Cabaret

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Music

Press


"This quartet is one of the most cognizant, socially-aware bands in Canada today, taking on with pride a recognition that they have the opportunity to not only bring visibility and transparency to these issues but to also amplify their own stories and those of others around them through the platform of music and performance." - Chris Gonda - PureGrainAudio


"Since releasing their self-produced EP in 2017, the band has sonically evolved to an edgy, socially driven hard-rock powerhouse. Their debut album, Permanence, is set to drop on September 13, and it has the musical potential to propel the group into the mainstream echelon. " - Johnny Papan - Rekt Chords Magazine


"...Strange Breed’s latest single “Closer” features cascading guitars and high octane drums accompany a strong vocal and a structurally varied melody that lets the experienced rain down in the way that vintage punk-rock once did. All of this comes with a distinct sense of authenticity, as if this is what the band has to do, this is what they’ll be doing whether you’re listening or not. It’s a great sound, raw and real, with some refreshingly entertaining songwriting. The personal touch intrigues and “Closer” in particular make you want to listen in full. You can lose yourself in the fullness of the sound, think back to the mosh-pits of the nineties and earlier, or just revel in the originality as it stands today." - Buzz Music LA


"...It’s heavy subject matter made accessible through the group’s playful songwriting and boisterous personality, both in the studio and in front of a crowd.
Even the most catatonic show-goer might find it hard to sit still during one of Strange Breed’s sets. If you’re not moving, the band will do it for you—sometimes by dancing with an enormous plush shark during their fittingly-titled track “Sharks”, sometimes with a leap into the crowd from Dupas." - Aly Laube - The Runner


"The mood in the space changed as people stood up in anticipation of Strange Breed’s set. These self-identified queer feminist rockers were incredible, even more so considering that they have only been playing together since June 2017. Their songs combined complex drum beats, strong shout-singing reminiscent of Corin Tucker and both melodic and heavy guitar to produce powerful, upbeat grunge punk. The whole band played with plenty of positive energy, which they transmitted into their dancy audience. The positive atmosphere they created did not, however, disguise the seriousness of the issues addressed in some of their songs — “The C Word,” an homage to consent, and “Gun Control,” a challenge to the hypocrisy of the NRA. I must admit that my favourite moment of Strange Breed’s set was when they covered feminist punk classic “Rebel Girl,” which turned into a giant sing-along with the crowd. " - Hannah Toms - Discorder Magazine


Discography

"The C Word (Single)" - February 2019

Produced & Mixed by Darren Grahn out of Hipposonic & Fader Master Studios, Vancouver BC. Mastered by Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering, Vancouver

"Closer (Single)" - November 2018

Produced & Mixed by Darren Grahn out of Hipposonic & Fader Master Studios, Vancouver BC.Mastered by Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering, Vancouver

"Sharks (Single)" - August 2018
Produced & Mixed by Darren Grahn out of Hipposonic & Fader Master Studios, Vancouver BC.
Mastered by Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering, Vancouver

"Acoustic Cabin Sessions EP" - March 2018

Recorded & Performed by Nicolle Dupas, Terra Chaplin, Megan Bell & Ally Von Wallis in Feb 2018, Powell River BC (in a cabin). Track 1 "Closer" and Track 2 "The C Word" were written by Strange Breed,
Track 3 "Call It Off" was written by Sara & Tegan Quinn.

"Gun Control (Single)" - January 2018
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Kaj Falch-Nielsen and Aline Daigle of Blue Light Studio in East Vancouver, BC.


"EP" - August 2017

Performed, Recorded and Mixed live off the floor by Strange Breed at Roland Canadia Inspiration Center, Surrey BC.



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Bio

Strange Breed are a 4 piece, all queer, all female alternative garage-rock band based out of Vancouver, BC. Sounding like every 90’s riot grrrl fans’ feminist wet dream with an unexpected modern rock twist – Strange Breed has been described as a “Grittier B52’s”, or what a collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore, Bikini Kill and Hole would sound like.

In a short 2 years, they have been invited to play large local venues such as Fortune Sound Club, The Fox Cabaret, The Waldorf, Venue, The Rickshaw, and The Cobalt. They have been working out of legendary Hipposonic & Fader Mountain Studios to release the digital singles that have sparked the bands’ quick success, as well as build suspense for the release of the forthcoming album, “Permanence.”. They have had their music played on popular community/campus radio stations across the country including CBC Music & CITR 101.9 FM, and their song “Sharks” was selected as CJSF 90.1’s #1 Track of 2018. They were also Top 100 Finalists in CBC’s Searchlight 2019 Competition, listed as a producer’s pick.

Strange Breed is set to release their debut studio album, “Permanence.” in September 2019 alongside a cross country tour spanning from Vancouver Island to Montreal, QC. They constantly have individuals of all different backgrounds reaching out and expressing how much they appreciate seeing queer representation in accessible music, and hearing “good, catchy tunes with an actual message”.

Strange Breed is all about promoting positive change through the messages in their music and in their general interactions with the world and online – be it political, social, or based around physical/mental health. They have been a part of raising money for vital organizations like Music Heals BCGirls Rock Camp Vancouver, The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and WISH! Drop In Centre Society.


Band Members