REND is coming to Rock Bottom
Saturday March 29th,2014
Doors at 8pm
Show at 10pm
Rend: To tear apart so it’s never the same again.
Picture a dash of Metric and Muse, a scoop of Paramore, a layer of Alanis Morissette, a pinch of the Foo Fighters, topped off with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs…
Recording a new EP, touring across Canada, playing alongside Mother Mother, City and Colour, Weezer and more are only several highlights from Rend’s 2013 experience. Now with the mark of a new year this Canadian, 5 piece, electrifying alternative rock band is gearing up to tour their brand new EP “Winter to Summer”.
Picture a dash of Metric and Muse, a scoop of Paramore, a layer of Alanis Morissette, a pinch of the Foo Fighters, topped off with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. When you listen to Rend you get a new experience with every song. You will hear driving rhythms, Zeppelin worthy guitar solos, synth pop hook lines, and dynamic, soulful vocals.
Founded in 2010 by lead singer/songwriter Carol-Lynne Quinn, these past 3 years have been an incredible journey. 2013 has been a whirlwind of activity, including showcasing at Indie Week Canada, Canadian Music Week, being Edmonton’s SONiC 102.9 Fan Choice, opening SONiC B00M Fest 2013, being nominated for a 2013 Edmonton Music Award, playing countless shows across Canada, and releasing two music videos. Carol-Lynne Quinn won the 2013 New Music West songwriter award for her composition of “No Lines”.
Rend: To tear apart so you are never the same again. To put it simply this band wants to create music that inspires, excites, and stands apart. Their single “Is it Just Me” showcases their unique alternative rock sound mixing soulful vocals with rhythmic loops, gritty bass and electric guitar. They have received Canadian wide radio play with 2 singles off of their independent debut release “No Lines”.
Performing live is one of the most important aspects for Rend. Being able to let go, connect to the audience and make great music is their passion. To really understand what Rend is about one needs to come to a live show and see the energy, musicality, 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.” Indie 403 states “Rend, an incredible new pop-rock band out of Edmonton, brings us everything we’ve been waiting for”
Produced by: Justin McDonough, Kevin Hoskin and Carol-Lynne Quinn and Mastered by Greg Calbi (Metric, Sam Roberts, Kings of Leon) at Sterling Sound, the “Winter to Summer” EP is a collection of 6 songs that will leave you wanting more.