• CURRENT RELEASE

    • Release
      TALKING LOUD
      May 27, 2016
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    Fronted by singer/electric washboard player Lori Paradis, Canadian band Sulfur City comes roaring out of your speakers with echos of Grace Slick, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin. This is no wimpy chick rock! Sulfur City is the first female-fronted band on Alive Records, and their balls-to-the-wall, high-energy gritty style fits right in with label mates like The Black Keys and Left Lane Cruiser.

    Raised in the small mining village in Northeastern Ontario, Lori’s lyrics reflect her life experience (she has been a truck driver on a construction crew, a bartender and a house painter, among other odd jobs). Talking Loud was recorded at the infamous Gas Station Recording studio by Dale Morningstar (Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case), and features Jesse Lagace (guitar/vocals), Steve Smith (bass/vocals), Sam King (drums/vocals) and Keith Breit (keys).

    Sulfur City’s Talking Loud will available May 27th in limited vinyl, CD and digital formats through Alive Naturalsound Records.

    FOR MORE INFO ON SULFUR CITY:
    https://sulfurcitylive.com

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SULFER CITY’S “TALKING LOUD”:

    • “Fronted by electric washboard-toting powerhouse Lori Paradis, Ontario band Sulfur City have unleashed a speaker-shredding blues-rock tornado with Talking Loud, which sits beautifully with labelmates the Black Keys but also harbours an intoxicating, multi-hued diversity. In the words of an old jazz correspondent, this band “slices so much ass the room is waist-deep in ass”. We say a new star has come among us.” - CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
    • “This is a serious rock and roll record, something that’s vanishing faster than bees these days.” - POPMATTERS
    • “On Sulfur City’s forthcoming studio album Talking Loud, the band can be found firing on all cylinders with their bluesy psychedelic rock that seems to have been transported straight from the 60′s and 70′s. Between the loose, funky organ, mind-bending guitars and drumming, and of course the ferocious vocal power of Lori Paradis, Sulfur City are cranking out music to dance and get weird to.” - GLIDE MAGAZINE
    • “… captures a high-octane blues band and ballsy belter with the power of Janis Joplin.” – BLUES MAGAZINE
    • [8.5/10 stars] “Strap yourselves in, brother, cos this is quite a trip…. a superb record” - MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC
    • “Gritty rock ‘n’ blues… this second album see the Canadian five-piece further explore their soul-punk bar band ethic.” – VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE
    • [5/5 stars!] “Not too many bands can incorporate all the different sounds that Sulfur City does on this album. This band pretty much stands in a class by itself.” – L.A. EXAMINER
    • “… the ideal antidote for anyone clamoring for pure, hi-test rock and roll.” – FYI MUSIC NEWS
    • “…a sweaty, no-frills amalgam of Canadian soul, stormy, psych-blasted blues rock, and Bayou-blasted boogie rock.” – ALL MUSIC
    • “The tough frontwoman is not a new rock 'n' roll idea, but Ontario-based Sulfur City's Lori Paradis makes it work on a hardscrabble sophomore long-player that would pay its way at the roughest bars in town.” - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
    • “A simmering, humid swamp of keyboards, rough-and-tumble guitars and rumbling bass and drums backs the powerhouse, blue-collar voice of Paradis, who scratches the electric washboard until her fingers bleed and belts out stirring anthems for the downtrodden on the lusty, smoking-hot Talking Loud. Invoking the spirit of Janis Joplin, Paradis actually sounds more like a young Grace Slick, tough and uncompromising. The lyrics are just as earthy, but full of evocative imagery.” - ELMORE MAGAZINE
    • “Some bold moves in this one, marrying styles from many different decades.” - DC ROCK LIVE
    • “I’m not going to waste any of your time by throwing superlatives around for the next ten lines , so here it goes, stellar all round band, blues based jams that will remind you of nothing but Legends, a voice you will always remember hearing for the first time, lyrics that scream truth and all in all one of my favorite new bands of 2016, so dig in.” - 50 THIRD AND 3RD
    • “There’s something special about a gutsy and compelling female vocalist fronting a hard rock band when it’s done right. Canadian band Sulfur City tick all those boxes. While they’re hardly new hands at this thing (the band started in 2007) they have a raw vitality in their sound that puts a shitload of bands of this ilk in the shade. Strap yourself in, this is an interesting ride.” - I-94 BAR
    • “… a record that promises good times and demands you cracnk it up.” - MEDIUM.COM