Treaty 6

Stem Champ is based in amiskwaciwâskahikanTreaty 6 territory and unceded Papaschase land (colonially known as Edmonton, Alberta in so-called Canada).  amiskwaciwâskahikan is a traditional meeting ground where many Indigenous peoples and nations including Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, and Nakota Sioux, as well as Metis, Inuit, and nations not represented by the treaty continue to live. 

About

"Swirling synth meets grunge punk guitar, sentimental lyricism, and a whole lotta love."

Stem Champ first came to life in 2018 in a university dorm room in south-central amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB Canada). The project started as Sare’s solo DIY recording project that came alive in between procrastinated engineering school assignments and a burning desire to make sense of the discomfort of growing up as someone who never really could fit in. These days Stem Champ brings bedroom pop to life in full stereo rock where swirling synth meets grunge punk guitar, sentimental lyricism, and a whole lotta love.

Stem Champ playfully captures the joys of a summer night spent biking around with pals, tender late night conversations, and falling in love with the person you’re becoming.
 

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Flames lick the walls of Stem Champ’s latest EP, Kill the Imposter. The first words we hear crackle out of lead singer Sare’s mouth are “I dream of arson.” As the EP extinguishes, Sare is consumed by their thoughts and asserts, “I wanna set this all on fire.” These five lo-fi bedroom pop songs, which are fire, remind you to embrace change, not shy away from growth and leave behind the fake, unauthentic you. Throw that version of you into the garbage and set it alight. In Sare’s words, “I hope they make you wanna dance away your fears, and maybe, if you’re up for it, kill the imposter in you.” — Laura Stanley (The Dominionated Newsletter)

Music

Kill The Imposter

Stem Champ

A loss of self came with long, dark winter months spent alone and disconnected. Your friendly neighbourhood STEM champ spent their summer feeling like an imposter, overwhelmed by the presence of all, and dreaming of a life that doesn’t exist anymore.

Kill the Imposter is a collection of songs about a champion of science, technology, engineering,
A loss of self came with long, dark winter months spent alone and disconnected. Your friendly neighbourhood STEM champ spent their summer feeling like an imposter, overwhelmed by the presence of all, and dreaming of a life that doesn’t exist anymore.

Kill the Imposter is a collection of songs about a champion of science, technology, engineering, and math re-meeting themself through the mirror of shared experiences, letting go of the past, and building themself up to kill the imposter in them.

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Making this collection of songs has been pure catharsis and I’ve found so much joy in the process of recording and bringing these songs to digital life. I hope they make you wanna dance away your fears, and maybe, if you're up for it, kill the imposter in you.
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Shows

A. Savage w/ Jasmyn & Stem Champ: Winterruption YEG 2023 Kick-Off

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Rocky Mountain Icehouse, 10516 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

  1. Savage w/ Jasmyn & Stem Champ - Winterruption YEG 2023 KICKOFF

The 3rd Winterruption YEG festival returns to it's regular January timeframe in 2023 with a stacked line-up of music, drag and comedy taking place in Edmonton January 25 to 29th. The winter festival takes place in multiple downtown stages indoors and out, including The Starlite Room, Rocky Mountain Icehouse, The Station On Jasper, Soho Yeg, 9910, Evolution Wonderlounge, Downtown Edmonton Community League, ICE District Plaza, Temple & The Cask & Barrel.

$22

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