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Sulfur City is 'talking loud' and proud of it

Sulfur City, a rock’n’roll band from Sudbury, released its first album,"Talking Loud" on Friday.

Sulfur City released its first album Friday, and band is planning to take its show to Europe

Sulfur City, a rock ’n’ roll band from Sudbury, Ont., released its first album "Talking Loud" on Friday. (Alive Naturalsound Records)

Sulfur City, a rock 'n' roll band from Sudbury, Ont., released its first album "Talking Loud" on Friday.

Lead singer Lori Paradis said the release is significant, as it is the first time the label, Alive Naturalsound Records, has ever produced a female-fronted Canadian band.

  • Listen to lead singer Lori Paradis discuss the release of the band's new album on Morning North
    Sudbury rock n' roll band Sulfur City has a new album hitting the stands. They've been signed by the same label as artists Iggy Pop and the Black Keys. We spoke to Sulfer City lead singer Lori Paradis about the the band and where she hopes to take it.
  • "I'm in the boys' club in a sense, which is a lot of fun," Paradis said. 

    "But I think it's opened up a new world for the label to look at other female performers out there and what we can do — that we can be just as rock n' roll and hardcore as guys."

    Sulfur City shares the same label as Iggy Pop, the Black Keys and Two Gallants

    Alive Naturalsound Records is also home to Iggy Pop, the Black Keys and Two Gallants. 

    I think it's opened up a new world for the label to look at other female performers out there.- Lori Paradis, Sulfur City lead singer
    Paradis, who also plays electric washboard, said she hopes an upcoming tour to the U.S. and Europe helps showcase some of the talent that resides in northern Ontario.
    This is the first time the label, Alive Naturalsound Records, has ever produced a female-fronted Canadian band. (Alive Naturalsound Records)

    "Getting on stage and playing in front of an audience is the best," she said. 

    "We just want to get out there as far as possible and play to as many people as we can, promote this album and show people what a band from Sudbury can do."

    with files from Olivia Stefanovich. edited/packaged by Casey Stranges

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