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Formed in the spring of 2009 as part of an experimental staging of Hamlet, Double Eyelid has spent the last 3 years developing its sound and challenging audiences along the way. Driving the band are the songs and energy of singer, occasional instrument-player and charismatic oddity Ian Revell. Adding guitar grit is Karl Mohr, and floating above the fray is keyboardist Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip. While the band has found a home in Toronto's goth 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 Christian Death. After a 2011 that included gigs with The Scarlet Fever, Corpusse and Adaptive Reaction, 2012 is shaping up to be Double Eyelid's biggest year yet. Directed by up-and-coming horror auteur Steven Cerritos, "Dead is Better," the band's first video, is now in post-production. A single/video release is planned for late spring, with an EP to follow in the summer.