In the spring of 2011, songwriter Kate LeDeuce and guitarist Ryan Ford began collaborating on an experimental music project that would plunge the country singer and rock'n'roller deep into the world of pop. They called themselves ROBOTEYES and their songs were passionate love letters to the new wave era.
Armed with only a guitar and some thrift-store synthesizers, the duo performed throughout Southern Ontario to enthusiastic crowds. Their lyrics were moving, their melodies were strong, and their hooks were infectious--but the pair was ultimately unsatisfied with their own sound.
For several months, ROBOTEYES continued to experiment with new musicians and performed with different lineups. The band was thrust into an exciting new direction when Marty Kerslake joined as bassist in the fall of that same year. Like the missing piece of a puzzle, Marty provided an essential boost to the band's rhythmic sound and ROBOTEYES began opening shows for the likes of hue, beekeeper, and We Were Lovers.
The band was further refined with the assistance of Matt Servo at his private recording studio Das Bootleg in Toronto. Acting as a producer, Matt and the band worked for nearly a year on composing new songs, new arrangements, and new techniques that would establish ROBOTEYES as a synthpop powerhouse. Matt eventually joined ROBOTEYES as keyboardist and synth player and the band took on a punchy new wave kick that can only be described as "the soundtrack to the greatest John Hughes film never made."
The band completed their debut EP in January 2013. The self-titled disc was produced & mastered entirely at Das Bootleg. ROBOTEYES has been heard on CBC Radio 1 and has electrified audiences with their addictive take on new wave synthpop.
Their debut EP is available now on CD with remixes by Foxes in Fiction and Infrared Riding Hood or a free download at http://music.robotey.es