Rend

Hometown: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Genre: Alternative Rock

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Releasing a new single, touring across Canada, opening for USS, Dear Rouge and more are only several highlights from Rend’s 2015 experience. 2014 brought Rend’s 4 time Edmonton Music Award nominated EP “Winter to Summer” the 2014 EMA Rock Recording of the year and the 2014 Rawlco Radio Breakout Artist of the Year award. This Canadian, 4 piece, electrifying alternative rock band is currently working on their next record.

Picture a dash of Muse, a layer of Metric, 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.

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 new single “Skin and Bones” showcases their unique alternative rock sound mixing soulful vocals with rhythmic loops, cinematic pulsing synth, gritty bass and electric guitar.

Since 2010 Rend has played countless shows and have honed a captivating and inspiring experience. 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 show and see the energy, musicality, chemistry and skill this band possesses.

"I got the chance to see Rend perform live last month during Indie Week right here in Toronto, and I was blown away. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Rend is the new hope for Canadian rock."

 -Nadia Elkharadly, Addicted Magazine