Dark, theatrical electro-rock. Art-damaged music with elements of post-punk, goth, new wave, 70s glam and cabaret. Electro pulse, rock and roll grit, poetry from the lounge lizards at the cantina bar. Songs about the things that make us human, when we can find humanity.
A band that started as an experiment and 3 years later scored the #2 single on the MuchMusic (Canada) rock playlist (July 2012) ...
Formed in the spring of 2009 for an experimental staging of Hamlet, Double Eyelid's dark, theatrical electro-rock fits somewhere on the musical spectrum between glam and goth. Driven by singer Ian Revell, the band also includes Karl Mohr on guitar (known for his “Dead Red Velvet” project) and keyboardist Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip (of the Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra). While the band has found a home in Toronto's dark music scene, the closest parallel is perhaps to early Roxy Music, with its tension between street level expression and high art. Other main influences include Bauhaus, Sex Gang Children, David Bowie, Edith Piaf and Rozz Williams. 2012 saw the release of Double Eyelid's first video, for their single "Dead is Better," which was featured on MuchMusic, Canada's answer to MTV, and also will be included on the soundtrack to "Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun" after being selected through Sonicbids. The band is currently working on its first album.
Our first single and video, "Dead is Better," is now available via iTunes and can be listened to on Spotify, bandcamp and other online outlets. The video was heavily featured by MuchMusic and is still being promoted on their web page. It won an award at the Hamilton Music and Film Fest, and was also featured at the Macabre Faire film festival in NYC! Go to our bandcamp page to listen to the tracks in full, and check our soundcloud page for demos, live/rehearsal recordings, works in progress and unreleased tracks! Check out our youtube page for live footage, and our facebook page for photo albums.
Double Eyelid's set list is currently about 45 minutes in length, and consists largely of original material, with a few covers thrown in.