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Strange Breed is an all queer alternative rock band from Vancouver, BC.

Nicolle Dupas: Vocals & Guitar

Terra Chaplin: Lead Guitar

Megan Bell: Drums

Jess Dubois: Bass


CBC Radio 2’s Strombo Show named Strange Breed’s single, “Reputation” as one of the Top 100 songs of 2020.


Previously featured on Exclaim! Magazine’s “The Eh! List” Spotify Playlist.


Strange Breed is a 4 piece, all queer, all-female alternative rock band based out of Vancouver, BC. Sounding reminiscent of every 90’s femme rock anthem while keeping a firm grip on the modern alternative-rock sound of today.

The group released their debut album, “Permanence.” in September 2019, and shortly after embarked on a cross country tour spanning from Vancouver Island to Montreal, QC. Within the first 3 weeks, “Permanence.” cracked the Ear-Shot Campus Radio Top 50 Charts (Week of Oct 1 2019). The album also made Beatroute’s “Top 10 Vancouver Releases of 2019” List, while the individual track “Witch Hunt cracked CBC’s list of “Most Underrated Songs of 2019”. Most recently however, they released the single entitled “Reputation”; an ode to justice for victims of assault, which found itself on Apple Music’s “New In Rock” Playlist and on CBC Radio 2: The Strombo Show’s Top 100 Songs of 2020 List.

Within their local music scene, they have been regularly invited to play large local venues such as Fortune Sound Club, The Rickshaw, Venue, Imperial, and were also finalists in MRG Concerts’ Elevate Music Project at the legendary Vogue Theatre, placing second. Their debut album, “Permanence.” has been the catalyst to the bands’ quick and growing notoriety in their local scene and beyond, even catching the attention of the industry leader, Alternative Press Magazine, who mentioned the band in “Top 50 Canadian Artists to Watch”. Strange Breed has their music played on popular community/campus radio stations across the country including CBC Music, CITR 101.9 FM & CJSW 90.9 FM, 96.9 Radio Humber, 91X FM, Idobi Radio, and Stingray (“Reputation” Music Video).

Currently, you will find them “behind the scenes” writing new songs, producing their sophomore album and “queering the status quo” of the music industry.

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“10 Things we Wish we Learned Before Turning 25”, with Rekt Chords Mag.


“Strange Breed is the queer feminist quartet we need now and forever.”


“Their sound is like mixing Sleater-Kinney with Garbage while injecting a hefty dose of modern alt-rock for a catchy tone that sinks itself in your head and never leaves.”


“If there’s any justice in this world, Strange Breed would be the next big thing in rock music.”


“Listening to Strange Breed is like climbing into a teleportation device and finding yourself transported back to your teenage bedroom, listening, for the first time, to a band that totally gets how you are feeling when it feels like no-one else does.”


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