No Sinner uses rock’n’roll to pummel through the walls of societal norms. As lead singer, Colleen Rennison explains, “I live and breathe rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a disease to want to push the envelope, to be an enemy to yourself at times, to want so much from the world that sometimes you can’t even stand to be in it. I never really felt like I belonged anywhere, and then I found the people that felt like me, that woke up every morning with a hole in their heart that can only be filled by music.”
No Sinner’s “Boo Hoo Hoo” was a classic debut album experience from Vancouver’s powerhouse front-woman Colleen Rennison, and the sound of a young singer’s first foray into the rock’n’roll boys’ club. The result of years spent fronting cover bands with players 10 years her senior and writing with musicians more seasoned and eager to give direction, “Boo Hoo Hoo” was raucous, rowdy and filled with soul and danger. It was the sound of youth careening into the adventure of life with all the screaming tires and heartaches yet to come down the road. It was the sound of a wild haired girl riding into the horizon on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle.
On “Old Habits Die Hard,” Colleen isn’t sitting on the back of the motorcycle anymore. She’s barrelling down the highway, her grip on the throttle, and you better believe that you’re going to hear her coming from miles away.
There’s a reason behind the acclaim that met No Sinner following their debut release via Mascot Label Group. Classic Rock Magazine called Colleen, “an early contender for ball-breaking warrior princess of 2014″ and Blues & Soul wrote, “No Sinner are a super duper, great big fat, rare gem of a find.” Their teeth-gritted brand of blues and rock brought the young band to showcases at SXSW, European tours, performances on BBC Radio 2 and club shows with Reignwolf, Bass Drum of Death, and Monster Truck. Noisey: Music By Vice exclaimed the band “oozes sex appeal.”
With all the experiences of the road, tour vans, cheap hotels, and a hundred booze stained bars behind them, No Sinner is emerging as a fully realized rock’n’roll band with Colleen fearlessly at the helm.
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