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The Torrent blends surly guitar, haunting vocals and retro synths, all propelled by driving electronic beats. Transcending genre with dark, melodic, dancy synth pop, The Torrent wants you to get down.

The Torrent’s first LP, Leonora Moreno, came out in 2009. In the Toronto Star, Ben Rayner said it was "a sexy/nasty slab of droning electro-pop sleaze, and my new favourite thing."

The Torrent released two singles for Blocks Recording Club, Life Boat and Leopold Bloom. The songs are on the Building Blocks Volume 1 vinyl compilation LP, which came out in 2010.

The Torrent is not named after a download protocol.

Michael Barry: electric guitar/keys
Also known as DJ The Robotic Kid, Mike was in the Hidden Cameras for many years, and starred as Bart the security guard in the 2004 cult classic Dawn of the Dead. He played a skinhead in Atom Egoyan’s Adoration.

Cameron Groves: vox/keys
Cameron was part of video/music project Night Visions, and did music for a segment of Darryl Tracy's dance piece Inherencies and Other Disorders. He shoots and edits short films, and his electronic music thing is called dreamcats.


photo: David Hawe

© 2012 The Torrent