Sloan is a Canadian rock band based in Toronto and originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 1991 bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott met while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with the addition of Patrick Pentland on guitar and vocals and Jay Ferguson on guitar, formed Sloan.

A year later the band made their recording debut on the Halifax, Canada CD compilation “Hear & Now” before releasing their debut EP “Peppermint” (1991) on their own label Murderecords. In 1992 Sloan signed with Geffen Records and released their full-length debut “Smeared”.

Sloan has released twelve full-length albums and have received nine Juno Award nominations, winning one.

Between 1996 and 2016, Sloan was among the top 75 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 25 best-selling Canadian bands in Canada.

The band is known for their sharing of songwriting and lead vocals from each member of the group and their unaltered line-up throughout their career.