Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: canadian seen live rock indie power pop indie rock alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian alternative rock band originated at the Nova Scotia College Of Art in Halifax, where Andrew Scott (15 November 1967, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; drums) and Chris Murphy (b. 7 November 1968, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; bass) linked with Patrick Pentland (b. Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland; guitar) and Jay Ferguson (b. 14 October 1968, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; guitar/vocals). Sloan developed their own sound from a mixture of hardcore and grunge influences, producing a guitar-fuelled battery of short, sharp songs, releasing 1992’s Peppermint EP, recorded at a friend’s house in Halifax, through their own Murderecords label. A lively performance at Canada’s East Coast Music Conference brought the band to the attention of Geffen Records, who liked the EP and promptly signed Sloan. Smeared impressed reviewers and public alike, with the pop songwriting and vocal melodies counterpointed by Pentland’s raw,...

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