The Box Tiger

The Box Tiger

 Portland, Maine, USA

Formed in late 2009 The Box Tiger is an indie rock band from the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, and Portland, Maine. Their sound is described as being caught somewhere in between Broken Social Scene and Florence & The Machine. Since the release of their debut album "Set Fire" in August 2013, they have toured actively across North America, and released a standalone single, "Fire Walk With Me," in November 2014. They are now in the process of writing their next album.


Following the release of their debut album “Set Fire” in August 2013, indie-rock band The Box Tiger is looking back at a year that they could never have anticipated. Between self-booked tours throughout North America, they found themselves opening for internationally-acclaimed acts like Foster the People, Metric, Brody Dalle, and Circa Survive, as well as landing a spot at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival, where they shared a stage with Brand New, Bastille, and Tegan & Sara.

It's no wonder though that opportunity has come knocking like it has. Comprised of Sonia Sturino (vocals/guitar), Jordan Stowell (guitar), Cam Jones (bass) and Lauren Chan (drums), the 4-piece band from Toronto, ON, and Portland, ME, works tirelessly at crafting a sound that is consumable, but undeniably unique. Sturino’s vocals range from atmospheric to infectious, vulnerable to unwaveringly confident, and most importantly of all, honest to the diverse musical tastes she cultivated growing up. Combined with the surefire musicianship of the rest of the band, it's easy to see why The Box Tiger is turning heads wherever they play. 

Now set to put out a brand new single, “Fire Walk With Me” produced and engineered by Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady, Bouncing Souls), The Box Tiger is looking to increase the momentum they've gained so far in their young career. The haunting vocals and soaring guitars lend themselves perfectly to the sound and energy that the band has become known for, while showing signs of growth and maturity that fans can look forward in their new material. With sights set on recording their sophomore album in the Spring, The Box Tiger is not to be overlooked.


The Box Tiger has opened shows for bands like Foster the People, Circa Survive, Metric, The Joy Formidable, Frank Turner, Brand New, Tegan & Sara, Brody Dalle (of the Distillers), Built To Spill, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Kevin Devine, San Cisco, and more.

The band has played festivals such as Boston Calling (May 2014), NXNE (2012, 2013), CMJ (2013), CMW (2013, 2014), and KahBang (2012, 2013). 

Top Music Moments in Maine, 2013: "Metric with The Box Tiger at The State Theatre. The Box Tiger stole the show." - The Portland Press Herald 

"...infectiously bouncy..." / "Best of The Fest" NXNE 2013
-Huffington Post

CMJ 2013 Best of CMJ Playlist - NY Times

Unsigned Spotlight in Substream Magazine August/September 2013

"...I adore them with every fiber of my being." - Portland Press Herald

"Sturino demands attention with big vocals and big presence." - The Portland Phoenix

" The Box Tiger is just beautiful!"
-102.1 The Edge, Toronto

"The Box Tiger are a band out of Toronto. Sonia on lead vocal has this great vulnerability to her voice. A very interesting tone. She is definitely one of kind"
- Classic Rock Q107, Toronto

"If you close your eyes, you'd think you were standing in the presence of Thao Nguyen, with those creamy vocals that fall on your ears and leave you more calm than when you came. And when you open them, you're left with a few new friends by the name of The Box Tiger"
-The Humble Empire

"Im not much of a tastemaker, but Vaughan, Ontario indie rock band The Box Tiger are going to be big. Broken Social Scene big." - TORO Magazine