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"Soul Filter have definitely showcased their years of experience with these tracks. The result is an effortless classic that can easily find a spot in anyone’s library, nestled comfortably between the rock icons from which they draw their inspiration."

~ Maggie McLean, The East 

"Soul Filter are not just playing music somewhere between indie, alternative and pop rock but are actually skillfully combining all those genres in something of their own."

~ Drooble album review

"I am a huge fan of Soul Filter !! They recently released their debut CD "A Minor Conspiracy" and I haven't stopped listening to it since.  They are amazing performers and even better musicians."

~ Music PEI Award Nominee; Will Allan

"Soul Filter will be the perfect addition to your road-tripping needs. It’s window-down, wind-in-the-hair alternative-rock that transports you to circa 1995."

~ Evan James Cerretti; Talking Bands writer, The Buzz

Soul Filter is a dynamic and soulful four piece rock-pop band based out of Summerside PEI.  With 5 single releases from their debut album A Minor Conspiracy, the band has been featured on CBC's Mainstreet with Matt Rainnie, Q93, CBC Music Hour with Bill Roach, The East Coast Countdown, Q104 in Halifax, CJIM Montreal's Rock Station New Scotland Radio, CIOE FM's "Fresh From the East" & "East Coast Rising".  In February, with their single Like Water,  they were voted into CBC Searchlight 2019's Top 100, and most recently the band shared the stage with Big Wreck, The Road Hammers, Honeymoon Suite & Haywire at PEI's annual Rock The Boat Music Festival

 

Founding members husband & wife duo Karen & Mike Penton have been staple performers in their local music scene for the past 16 years.  When the two first met in 2001, she didn't know he was a performing musician, and he didn't know she had a secret desire to be one.  With a newly formed partnership and a mutual passion, the two went on to create several popular cover bands (Junkmale, Pretty Tragic), performing all over PEI and into NB, before forming Soul Filter in 2017.

An increasing passion to write and a gnawing desire to see what kind of magic they would create helped push Karen & Mike to write and record their debut album.  A Minor Conspiracy, released December 14, 2018 is a 10 song journey through love, life, loss and discovery.  Baring a reminiscent feel of the 90’s soft rock female era, lead singer/songwriter Karen gets her musical inspiration from artists like The Cranberries, Alanis Morissette, & Sheryl Crow.  To bring the album to life on stage, Soul Filter brought in long time friends and former cover band mates Ronnie Arsenault on bass guitar, and Marc Robichaud on drums.  The album infuses pop, blues and folk into their rock roots sound.  Acoustic rhythm serves as the backbone to melodically sweet electric guitar riffs and punchy choruses. Dynamically weaving between soft falsetto and soulful, powerful vocals, Karen delivers empowering, heartfelt lyrics wrapped in catchy, dreamy melodies.

The band has been busy performing all over PEI this summer, with hopes of a maritime tour in the near future.  

The album is available on all streaming and downloading platforms.

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