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.
As Stem Champ, Sare self-released a series of digital projects on bandcamp, the latest being Kill the Imposter – an EP about embracing the turbulence of a summer together after a long winter apart. It’s the tale of a summertime spent trying to piece together broken friendships, reconnecting with old friends, and learning to trust oneself.
Kill The Imposter marks a sonic shift in Sare’s production, bringing in layered guitars, keyboards, and drum tracks – a notable departure from the acoustic recordings of earlier releases. This sonic shift would lead Sare to bring together new and old friends to play these songs live in full stereo rock.
These days Stem Champ (live) is Sare, Zane (of Free Golf Clubs), Kaitlyn, Daniela, and C.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Genre: Indie RockGrungePunk
Home base: Edmonton
Appeals most (but not limited) to: University students, youth