The Eatons

The Eatons

 Scarborough, Ontario, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Energetic indie rock from the twenty-four hour coffee shops and strip malls of east Toronto. Imagine the Arctic Monkeys having an argument with Death Cab for Cutie.

Biography

Raised in the expanse of strip malls and twenty-four hour coffee shops that make up the suburbs of east Toronto, The Eatons are four neighbourhood boys who play passionate rock music to escape the boredom of suburban living. Comprised of Boris Chan (vocals/guitar), Sebastian Franks (guitar), Jacky Siu (bass) and Nick Ferguson (drums), The Eatons' brand of loud guitar pop evokes the best of British indie (Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys) and North American rock (Death Cab for Cutie, Broken Social Scene).

In 2010, the band self-recorded and self-produced The Handover, an EP inspired by the band’s experience growing up in Scarborough. They mixed the record over beer and videogames with fellow eastender Trevor Humphrey. And as fate would have it, another Scarborough talent, Ryan Mills (Arcade Fire, Born Ruffians, The Most Serene Republic, The Rural Alberta Advantage) reached out to the band and mastered the record. A promotional track from the EP called “Destroyer” was released in late 2009 and received airplay on 102.1 The Edge and various college radio stations across Ontario.

Over the past year, the Eatons have shared the stage with acts such as Amos the Transparent, Styrofoam Ones, and the Junction. Highlights of their recent treks around the province include performances at festivals such as the Pitter Patter Festival, Indie Week 2009, Rock the Beach, and a sold-out showcase at NXNE 2010.

In 2008, the Eatons recorded and released the Firestarter EP. A track from Firestarter was handpicked by Toronto promoter Dan Wolovick for his first TWM Mixtape, a CD compilation of the best local acts that was reviewed in EYE Weekly.

Here are some reviews on the Firestarter EP:

"Guitar pop with a creative edge backed with superb vocals from Boris Chan… this is great pop music." — awmusic.ca

"A band that knows exactly who they are and how they want to sound.... a punk-tinged pop band with an ear for hooks, and they succeed at this beyond any shadow of a doubt." — i(heart)music

"Just play it over and over and over again." — It's Not The Band I Hate, It's Their Fans

Discography

2010:
-The Handover EP - CD Release party on August 26, 2010.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135491029823737&ref=ts

2009:
- Destroyer (digital single - received airplay on Toronto's rock station 102.1 The Edge and various college radio stations in Ontario)

2008:
Firestarter EP
- reviews from iheartmusic.net, TorontoIndie, It's Not The Fans I Hate and more...

TWM Mixtape Vol. 1 (Compilation in Toronto)
- Reviewed in EYE Weekly

- 'Give Me Something To Go On' digital single picked up by various local blogs/podcasts (twowaymonlogues, blogto.com)

Set List

The Handover
One More Night
This Little Scene
Some Emergency
Fuzzy
Summer Again
Give Me Something To Go On
Burning Up
Destroyer
I Knew You Would

(40-50 minutes)