LYE's live show is a volatile experience that veers sharply from one emotion
to another and has been described as not asking for attention but demanding
it. 2005 has seen the band release their powerful debut album, Companion, a
ten track rock n roll affair replete with elements of industrial, grunge and
electronica which is drawing comparisons to a diverse group of artists such
as White Zombie, Nine Inch Nails and U2. The band has toured the record
extensively and has plans to expand their touring schedule into 2006. The
year will also see a nationwide release of Companion and a video to
accompany their first single.
After solidifying their lineup, LYE took on new management, a new name, and
a redeveloped website and worked for months to perfect their live show. LYE
now consists of vocalist Brett Carruthers, guitarist James Toth, bassist
Stephany Seki and drummer Nigel Barylewicz. Never afraid to jump from the
stage and join their fans, the members of LYE have founded their reputation
on an interactive and cathartic live show. Carruthers is a manic frontman
whose range of emotion runs from one extreme to another. After announcing
this song is a love song Carruthers bursts into a screaming rage amidst
members of the audience.
In the current North American music scene LYE is an anomaly: too heavy to be
considered indie rock, too industrial to be considered metal, and too
talented to be ignored. With a recent sponsorship by Jgermeister, the
upcoming national release of Companion, and plans for a music video and an
extensive tour, the members of LYE have realized that if there is no place
for them in the music industry they will have to make one.