The PepTides is a Canadian pop band with strong funk, soul, and electronic influences. The group of five vocalists and four instrumentalists is noted for its extravagant live performances featuring choreography, thick vocal harmonies, and colourful visual imagery. The PepTides’ songs often feature distinctly upbeat tunes juxtaposed with lyrics that comment on universal human themes including love, hate, revenge, sex, technology, and religion.
In 2010, the group released For Those Who Hate Human Interaction, which was named best album of the year by the Ottawa Citizen. Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe, an album produced in collaboration with CBC Radio host Stuart McLean, garnered national attention in 2013. Exclaim! magazine described The PepTides’ 2014 album Love Question Mark as “an ambitious collection of fun, daring, unadulterated, true blue art.”
M3TV’s take on The PepTides says it all: “Mixing their stunning vocals with funk beats underneath a soulful sound, an abundance of theatrical dance moves and kitschy quirks, they defy any genre or description. One must simply see them to believe them.”