If Nirvana and Deadmau5 had sex SIIINES would be the DNA left behind
In 2012 after the dissolution of their former band Social Code, Travis and Morgan; being bored of the cliche that rock had become wanted to life and excitement back to the ailing sound. They began experimenting with electronic production in the context of rock sentiment. It felt fresh and it felt like they were challenging their own preconceptions about the genre. They then formed SIIINES(pronounced sines or signs). Once the genie was out of the bottle, the guys wanted to see how far they could push the boundaries in the marriage of electronic dance and rock not only on the recording front, but in a live scenario as well. They dove head first into live control of lights and video, building custom plexiglass stage equipment, processing guitars live through computers, vocal sampling, and improvising with the electronic production elements. It ended up not only bringing life to rock, but danger and unpredictability to the electronic side of the project.
Later that year, SIIINES released the ‘Disk0sno EP’ winning them an Edmonton Music Award for ‘Best Electronic Release’. Steve D of Buckcherry co-directed the first video off of that EP for ‘Oh Yeah!’.
Mid 2013, work began on Fukushimarama! A group of songs revolving around the escapist culture of denial that they felt was prevalent: celebrity(Kanye West), drugs(God I Hate Clubs, Breathe), sex(Whelps), money(Inhuman Nature) and other opiates we use to keep us from accepting the bleak realities around us. Writing and early production began in Edmonton with an increased emphasis on the electronic dance foundation of the project. To do so, the duo tapped veteran electronic producer Ari Rhodes to expand and polish their production skill set. The first video, ‘God, I Hate Clubs’ sees fifty gorillas turn a typical party into a violent night of banana fill debauchery.