WHAT: Alt Rock/Pop
WHERE: Summerside, PE
Soul Filter is a four-piece alternative rock/pop band formed in 2017 in Prince Edward Island by husband and wife duo of Karen and Mike Penton. The former is a singer-songwriter who gets her writing inspiration from artist like Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, and Sheryl Crow. In 2019, Soul Filter were voted into CBC Searchlight’s Top 100 and in 2020 their debut album, A Minor Conspiracy, was nominated for Music PEI’s Rock Recording of the Year.
The band recently released their latest single, “The City Knows,” as part of Music PEI’s Golden Ticket program. Produced by John Angus MacDonald of The Trews, “The City Knows” is a high energy, true-to-life dark fairy-tale about a small-town girl trying to make it in the big city and facing the sobering reality of self-doubt. The band describes the song as a mix of the introspective confessional lyrics of Fleetwood Mac and the anthemic intensity of Florence + The Machine.