Helena Martin - piano, vocals
Mor Mezrich - bass
Tim Lykins - drums
Distoria first formed in 2010 to play at the Connecticut-based music festival B.O.M.B. Fest. Helena Martin had been writing and performing as a solo singer-songwriter in NYC for five years before adding the experienced percussionist Tim Lykins on drums in the summer of 2010. The two decided the band needed a binding element and asked bassist and audio engineer Mor Mezrich to join them in early 2011.
Since then, Distoria has been experimenting with electronics and has consistently raised the level of their live performance at every subsequent show. They were honored to perform again at B.O.M.B. Fest in 2011 -- which was headlined by Snoop Dogg and Weezer -- where they shared the stage with acts like Shpongle and the Feliz Brothers.
In 2012, the band launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the remainder of the funds they would need to complete their debut EP entitled The Periphery. The EP was tracked at Flux Studios and The Buddy Project, and it was mixed at Ears & Gears Recording in Astoria. It will be self-released in early 2013.