Led by Egyptian-Canadian vocalist/songwriter Karim Terouz, The Rising Few have won fans in Montreal, and the word will spread with impressive debut album, Sinners on St. Laurent. It is produced by Glen Robinson (Voivod, 13 Engines), one of Canada's best, and it comprises a fusion of folk, blues, rock, soul and pop elements ("I Want You Now" is a radio-friendly example). A first place win at the LME showcase competition boosted their profile, and they're now a band on the rise. For a free download of the title track, go here. The Rising Few play Galerie 203 in Montreal on April 8.