New York City, New York, USA

Distoria plays melodic rock, with piano and drums tightly enmeshed, complex electronics, and a driving bass line.


Distoria first formed in 2010 to play at the Connecticut-based music festival B.O.M.B. Fest. Helena Martin had been writing and performing as a solo singer-songwriter in NYC for five years before adding the experienced percussionist Tim Lykins on drums in the summer of 2010. The two decided the band needed a binding element and asked bassist and audio engineer Mor Mezrich to join them in early 2011.

Since then, Distoria has been experimenting with electronics and has consistently raised the level of their live performance at every subsequent show. They were honored to perform again at B.O.M.B. Fest in 2011, which was headlined by Snoop Dogg and Weezer, where they shared the stage with acts like Shpongle and the Feliz Brothers.

Their debut album is now available!


Change & Fossils

Written By: Helena Martin

well I heard you fell asleep on the floor
and we flash like hubris, we're not 16 anymore
we're all trying to build our own realities
whatever yours is, I hope you don't forget about me

there's so much darkness inside this city
but I can't see it when we're hand-in-hand
I'm not as young as I used to be,
and you're the oldest that you've ever been

good thing we've got
change and fossils
in the bottoms of our forgotten backpacks
good thing we've got
powers and apostles
to feel good about and to cover our tracks

and I wouldn't change it if I knew how
I wouldn't change it if I knew how

well I heard you had trouble with goodbyes
it helps to bite on your tongue, or stare with unfocused eyes
it's okay to make a change to be alone
but always making sure you recognize this life as your own

maybe one day we won't stay up all night
and we'll take care of ourselves, just like a good grownup would
but for now we've got the sun to fight
and we don't think about next week, though we probably should

good thing we've got
new tires and mothers
to take us places we'd never have seen
good thing we've got
many homes and each other
to hug away the dentist and to have space to dream

and I wouldn't change it if I knew how
I wouldn't change it if I knew how


The Periphery EP - June 2013
"The Remedy" single - August 2011

Set List

Distoria usually plays 45-60 minute sets of original music.

Occasional covers include:
Zombie -- The Cranberries
I'll Be Waiting -- Adele
Drops of Jupiter -- Train