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Fri. March 10th 2017
Sex With Strangers Video Release Party Sex with Strangers, The Cut Losses, ADERAThe Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC (No Minors)
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Fri. January 23rd 2015
Sex with Strangers ( Video Release Party), Owl Skowl, Trevor RiskThe Cobalt Vancouver BC (No Minors)
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Sun. October 13th 2013
HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, Sex with Strangers, Looks to killThe Cobalt Vancouver BC (No Minors)
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Thu. January 24th 2013
Sex with Strangers, Fine Times, The Never SurpriseThe Media Club Vancouver BC (No Minors)
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Sex with Strangers

New Wave from Vancouver BC

Label: Independent

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Mark Richards

Rising from the shadows of rain-covered Vancouver, Sex With Strangers are the sonic equivalent of a Swiss army knife, drawing on a wide variety of influences ranging from new wave, to post-punk, to dance rock. Although the band revels in the exploration of a wide variety of genres, SWS has managed to create their own unique sound, highlighted by robust bass grooves and the vocal harmonies of singers Hatch Benedict and Shevaughn Ruley.

Once named as one of “7 Undiscovered Bands Worth a Listen” to by SPIN Magazine, Sex With Strangers is best known for their feverish and interactive live performances. The band has showcased at a number of North American festivals since their inception, including performances at SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Sled Island, Junofest and Shambhala.

The band will be releasing a new EP on March 21st, 2016, followed by their sixth studio album in September.

Hatch Benedict – vocals, keyboards
Mike Gentile – bass
Cory Price – guitar
Dan Walker – drums
Shevaughn Ruley – keyboards, vocals

Find the latest SWS press, tour and recording information at:

Current Lineup

Hatch Benedictlead vox / keyboards2007-present
Mike Gentilebass2007-present
Cory Pricesguitar2007-present
Dan Walkerdrums2008-present
Alexis Youngkeyboards, vox2011-present


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