Avery Island
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Avery Island

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alternative Rock


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“Led by equally commanding and cooing Lauren Heenan, Avery Island make Land of Talk style indie over jerky new wave punk rhythms and their just released first set of demos have been met with much praise.” – Now Magazine.

Together, these four have undeniable chemistry and a beautiful sound that just cannot be ignored. Their brilliant mixes of rhythm, melodies and hooks have mesmerized audiences across the GTA for the past 12 months - and the fun has just begun!” - Canadian Music Week.

"Avery Island are a treasure that a music fan ought to seek out. Highly recommended." - Amber Waves

“Picture blunt hints of Emily Haines meshed with rock pockets and shrieks of Vancouver’s Mother Mother and you start to understand this band’s flair.” – Kathryn Kyte (www.torontonews24.com).

“I found myself mesmerized by Avery Island’s live performance, their playful use of synth…was brilliant.” – Will McGuirk (www.newsdurhamregion.com).

Avery Island’s notoriety is a result of their remarkable live show and unyielding determination. The band hit the road in 2010 with 75 self-booked gigs and quickly became indie darlings of the Ontario circuit. Avery Island has showcased at a diverse array of festivals and events including: NXNE, CMW and Indie Week. Within 3 months of the formation of the band, Avery Island achieved the prestigious Toronto Independent Music Award nomination for Best Live – Electric, beating out hundreds of acts.

Lauren Heenan (vocals/guitar/synth) delivers each phrase with primal urgency, juxtaposed between melodic and roaring guitar riffs. Her brother Brandon Heenan (guitar/synth) creates beautifully interwoven and complex melodies. Jordan Plishewski (bass/backing vocals) thunders away, and then interposes Lauren’s vocals with dissonant moments. Mattie Larabie(drums) completes the line-up keeping a steady, spectre-like pace. Avery Island is a multidimensional audioscape.

In early 2011, Canadian film producer Christian Suarez approached Avery Island to contribute a song to the soundtrack of his film “A Cry In The Dark”. The film is scheduled for submission to the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

With Metric’s introspection, Neutral Milk Hotel’s catchy melodies, and Mother Mother’s fearlessness, Avery Island is a band with their kick on the pulse of a new and dynamic music scene.