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JUST ANNOUNCED: DIVERSITY FESTIVAL

Posted Jun 19, 2016

We are super stoked to announce that we'll be performing at the one and only Diversity Festival this July. For those of you that don't know, Diversity is a 2000 person / 2 stage music festival that takes place on Shingle Beach on Texada Island. It is awesome. This is its 11th year....

Check the full line up and other details here.

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ELEVATE THE ARTS 2016

ELEVATE THE ARTS 2016

Posted Jun 9, 2016

We had a blast performing at Elevate The Arts last weekend. Thanks to all the hardworking volunteers that put the festival on, and a shout out to all the amazing artists that we got to hear and meet! Those were our first 2 sets of 2016 and also our first sets as a newly minted 2 piece band.

Next show up in June 25th in Powell River, bring it on!

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SHOWS PAGE UPDATED

SHOWS PAGE UPDATED

Posted May 7, 2016

We haven't officially announced our summer tour schedule yet as there's still some shows to be added and some details to be sorted, but head on over to our shows  page to see what's in the pipeline so far so you can save the date. We'll be announcing that little detail of our NEW ALBUM soon too. Be sure to join our email list to be the first to know!

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STEREO EMBERS MAGAZINE TOP REMIXES OF 2015 LIST

Posted Jan 18, 2016

We're happy to announce that Stereo Embers Magazine listed the Texture & Light remix of  In With The Out Crowd by Toronto band The Autumn Stones as one of the top remixes of 2015. There's some pretty great music on that list (hello Chvrches and Soulwax!!) and we're humbled to have been selected - thank you! You can view the complete list here.



We'd also like to give a shout out to the other artists we played with: FirewoodPoetry, WaxOrganix, Colliding Canyons, and Emma Plant. It was great to hear so much cool music. Check out links to their stuff via our shows...

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TOUR STARTS TOMORROW, NEW REMIX NOW!

Posted Nov 27, 2014

We leave tomorrow morning on a 3 show mini tour (Nanaimo, Gabriola, and Victoria here we come!) and we just - just! - put the finishing touches on our new FirewoodPoetry remix right before we broke down our set up. The remix ties in nicely with the tour as we'll be sharing 2/3 of the bills with FirewoodPoetry. We'll actually be playing with a whole whack of great artists over the three shows, be sure to check out the details here.

Back to the remix: we're really big fans of FirewoodPoetry's work, so it was really great to get the chance to run it through our machines. We're really looking forward to sharing a stage. Our remix is a free DL so listen, share, and repeat.

Let us know what you think!  

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LIVE SHOWS, REMIXES, JUNO SURGERY, LUMINA LOVE

Posted Oct 21, 2014

Time for a little update from T&L land. First off, thanks to everyone that came out to catch our set at this year's Aurora Innovative Art Festival. We had a great time and forged some great artist to artist relationships (more on that below). It's wonderful to be a part of such a forward thinking event in a one of a kind location - we look forward to growing together!

In the past month we also made both our Victoria and Gibsons debut. By all counts both shows were a great success and - as always - we came away with lessons, inspirations, and new friends. Playing at Lucky Bar was a special treat as that was always my favorite hang out back in my Victoria life. The Space in Gibsons is also a really cool ... uh, space - something that our hometown could really use. There's a bunch of new live pics in our gallery and there's a cell phone vid of us playing "Flowers In The Attic" posted on our facebook page if you're into that kind of thing.

Our out of town shows also introduced a pair of new loves to the band: our (well, Mieke's!) tour van, a 1992 Chevy Lumina. Man, the Lumina was ahead of it's time - doors that open with the press of a button and automatic everything. There's 100 different ways to orientate the seats too - it's crazy. Not to mention it's super sleek aerodynamic design. That thing just slices through air. It also has the biggest dash ever - I'm not sure what the designers were going for here but it came in real handy when we picked up our second new love (and newest band member) on our way from Victoria: A 1984 Roland Juno 106 synthesizer.

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The Juno needs a little bit of love so I've been practicing my soldering technique (Thanks Jason!) and slowly bringing her back to life. Even though it's got some serious issues, it's already heavily featured in most of our new tracks that we're writing - it is a beautiful machine and we look forward to introducing her to you.

Speaking of new music - we are working on so much stuff. We've got 2 new remixes on the go - one for a Toronto dream pop band and one for an artist that we met and fell in love with at Aurora. They both should be out in the next week or 2.

We also have more live shows coming up - we're playing The Cambie in Nanaimo on Friday November 29th and Felicita's in Victoria on Monday Dec 1. We're working on getting an island show for that Saturday as well, stay tuned for details on all these shows!
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TEXTURE & LIGHT – LIVE AT AURORA 2014

Posted Jul 31, 2014

We are very excited to announce that we will be performing at the Aurora Innovative Arts Festival this year. This is such a cool festival, we are very much looking forward to it.

This will also be the live debut of our new 3 member / all hardware set up. And just look at all the other cool artists that will be there! This is going to be sweet. For more information stay tuned here or go to http://aurorafestival.ca/
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MASSIVE UPDATE

Posted Jun 14, 2014

There’s been a lot of things going on behind the scenes in Texture & Light land these past few months and I figured it was well past time for an update post.

First off, as you can probably deduce from the picture we are marching off into the future as a 3 piece band. We wish Kevin and Tony the best and profoundly thank them for the time and energy that they put into this project over the past year. T&L may have never made the leap from my one man studio project into a live band if it wasn’t for my friends being so eager and willing to figure it out together. Thanks guys.

As for the rest of the band, we’ve been crazy hard at work re structuring the band to work as a 3 piece. It’s actually been really fun. We’ve purchased a whole whack of new gear to incorporate into our set up - high end hardware with sequencers and midi connections galore. With less hands and more gear, we’re really diving deep into the set up - teaching our machines to talk to each other and play together nicely. Our live set up is looking more and more like a giant spaceship and it’s sounding pretty good too. We really feel like we’re moving to the next level.

As of this week, we’ve actually worked the laptop completely out of our live rig which is pretty cool all things considered - though now that we’re looking into DMX lighting and lasers etc it may actually be back on stage as our lighting controller haha! (You’d be amazed at how often something gets worked out of our set up only to come back in a month later at the other end).

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention aside from learning (and teaching) our new gear, we’re all learning new tricks too. After picking up the the bass from scratch last year to join our live band, Clare is now busy learning guitar and keyboard. Don’t worry, we’ll get her a mic soon too. And possibly teach her to juggle fire.

Lyell now has a synthesizer (and very very soon a new very awesome drum machine) in his drum set up. If that guy thought he could just sit there with idle hands during breakdowns he was sadly mistaken!

I’m now balancing vocal, guitar, synth, and general knob bashing from behind my workstation. And I think I’ll be playing bass in one of the new songs. Pretty much, it’s instrument musical chairs in some tracks. We've installed a giant 4’ x 8’ white board in the studio to map out who is playing what instrument and at what time. It reminds me of one of those ‘brainstorm / thought clouds’ from elementary school.

So now what?

We’re in the process of putting together some live shows for the end of summer and fall and hopefully a little tour. We’ll keep you posted. We’re also planning to continue our visual / audio collaboration with Claudia Medina if we can get our schedules to jive. On top of all this, we are of course working on NEW MUSIC. We’ve got a new song that’s being worked into our live set right now and a bunch of others that are in various states of existence. We have tentative plans to record some new stuff this fall / winter.

Oh, and I’ll try to be better at this social media thing - you know, busy and all. Thanks for all of your support, we look forward to showing you all of this soon. We’ve also updated our website if you haven’t dropped in for a while. It’s full of stuff - you can stream our video for 17th and Heather, look at new pics, look at our gear list, buy our record, and listen to our remixes among other stuff. But you're here now, so I guess you would know that.

Much love!
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WHERE TO BUY OUR LP – UPDATED

WHERE TO BUY OUR LP – UPDATED

Posted Mar 18, 2014

The latest brick and mortar store to stock our LP is Nanaimo's Fascinating Rhythm. Thanks guys! You can see the full list of locations on our updated store page.

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TEXTURE & LIGHT REMIX ISOBEL TRIGGER

Posted Mar 3, 2014

We did a remix of fellow West Coast band Isobel Trigger's track Dust & Bones. We turned it into a dance floor monster. Sometimes, you need a dance floor monster. It's a free DL so grab it and pass it around.

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THAT WAS SWEET (T&L LIVE JAN 25)

THAT WAS SWEET (T&L LIVE JAN 25)

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Our live show with Claudia Medina doing visuals last weekend went off. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported us. Thanks to The Hobbyist and Joseph Martin for making the night's musical journey a wild and wonderful ride. We will be releasing professional photos soon and (eventually) a video of our performance. Stay tuned. Post photo by Shane Bodie.

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TEXTURE AND LIGHT _ LIVE _ JAN 25

Posted Jan 20, 2014

We have a big home town show coming up on January 25th. Our set will feature visual design and live video mixing by Claudia Medina of Enmedia. We've got a glimpse on what she's working on, and it is awesome. We'll be sharing the stage with Vancouver electronic artists Joseph Martin, The Hobbyist, and Cassiel.

The info:

TEXTURE & LIGHT

Texture & Light is a 5 piece electronic dream rock band whose sound combines elements of indie rock, deep house, and industrial music with a firm eye on the dance floor. This set will feature visual design and live video mixing by Claudia Medina of Enmedia.

JOSEPH MARTIN (Vancouver)
[East Van Digital, Shambhala // Indie Dance + House]

Joseph Martin is the guy behind the East Van Digital record label and live A/V act Fresh Baked DJs. Dropping tunes since 1998 and a Shambhala resident DJ since 2004, he's played many a memorable set in the legendary Fractal Forest. This guy knows how to run a dance floor.

BIO: http://goo.gl/cVM6gi
MUSIC: www.soundcloud.com/joseph_martin

THE HOBBYIST (Vancouver)
[Aspect Media // Ambient Friendhouse Dub]

The Hobbyist stays away from recycled samples or prescribed beats that fit into set genres. His music delights the mind with psychedelic soundscapes while keeping the rhythmic ebbs, flows and pulses of dance music. The Hobbyist’s Live PA sets are a sight to see with a glut of gear: Up to 4 synthesizers, 3 drum machines, Kaoss pads, guitar, and a laptop that he runs through a 16 channel mixing board to conduct each machine into deftly orchestrated layers of sound.

BIO: www.the-hobbyist.com/bio
MUSIC: www.soundcloud.com/the-hobbyist

CASSIEL (Vancouver)
[Somewhat Damaged // Electronica]

Cassiel has been a flyer name at BC parties and festivals for the last 10 years. He has been known to play surprising and unknown tunes - always with a bit of darkness, impeccable track selection and flawless mixing.

All proceeds to Aurora Festival 2014 // 19+

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2013 HIGHLIGHTS

Posted Jan 6, 2014

What a year for our little band! And this was only the beginning. 2014 will be all about our live show - starting with our big one on Jan 25th. Here's some highlights of the last year (or really the last few months since the album's release).




-Remained in top 5 of R3-30 for 8 weeks

-Featured on CBC Radio3’s year end list of top tracks of 2013

-Album charted by CJSW (Calgary), CFUV (Victoria), CFBX (Kamloops)

-Featured on The Sound of Confusion (UK) “Five for free”

-Featured on Diffuser FM (USA) “Track of the day”

-Featured in BC Musician Magazine - Nov 2013

-Featured on A Music Blog, Yeah - Nov 2013

Thank you for all of your support and love, we'll be seeing you...

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Press Post – BeatRoute Bc

Posted Jan 5, 2014


"A charming and unique voice... Refix’s background in house music production is apparent in the richly woven synthesized melodies that give the impression of a room full of hardware."

- Liz Goode, BeatRoute Magazine

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TEXTURE & LIGHT REMIX BEAR MOUNTAIN

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Listen to our remix of "Congo" from fellow BC electronic band Bear Mountain right here. It's a free download too - please like it and share it if you dig it.

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PR PEAK INTERVIEW

Posted Nov 23, 2013

The Powell River Peak interviewed Trevor about the band's recent success on the national R3-30 indie chart. You can read the interview here.

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CREATIVITY WILL EXPAND TO FILL OF TIME AND SPACE

Posted Nov 19, 2013

BC Musician Magazine published Trevor's essay titled "Creativity Will Expand to Fill All of Space and Time". It focuses on Trevor's choice to leave the city and make music (and live life) in a small town instead. You can read the whole piece here.

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A QUIET PLACE DEBUTS AT #1

Posted Nov 9, 2013

In it's first week on high rotation on CBC Radio 3, our track 'A Quiet Place' debuted on the R3-30 chart at number 1! Thank YOU for your votes and support. Now we need your votes to stay on the chart for next week. Vote here.

UPDATE: We held on to the top spot for the second week in a row!! You can view the whole R3-30 chart as a handy playlist here.

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ALBUM RELEASE DAY!!

Posted Nov 5, 2013

When I finished recording this album all the way back in February, November 5th seemed like miles away. When I was toiling away in the city a few years ago finishing an album seemed light years away. But here we are - album release day. Time is getting shorter between dreams. I can't thank everyone enough for your support along the way. It's been really exciting to see the momentum building and you are all a part of it now.

Shout out to the live band! We're working hard and we'll be on stage soon. That's the next chapter in the journey (we do things a bit backwards around here).

Go grab the album. Share the link with your friends. Post about it. Listen to the full stream for free and never buy it. I don't care, just hear it. It's for...

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Press Post – Permanent Rain Press

Posted Nov 4, 2013


"A refreshing blend of 80s-inspired new wave and house beats, cleverly bound to the modern age of dream pop and electro synth."

- Natalie Hoy, The Permanent Rain Press

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CBC R3-30 // WE NEED YOUR VOTES

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Every week CBC Radio 3 counts down the top 30 Canadian indie tracks on Radio 3. They pick the best 40 songs in high rotation and fans decide the ranking. This week Texture & Light made the long list! Now we need your votes to make the chart. Vote here - as many songs as you want, once every 24 hours - then tune in Fridays at 9am ET/6am PT to hear the results. Voting for each week's chart ends Tuesdays at noon ET/9am PT. Thank you for your support!!

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WE’RE ON THE RADIO

Posted Oct 29, 2013

Earshot! compiles the national community and campus radio report ie: the charts of Canada's independent radio stations. As of this past week, 3 of the reporting stations are charting us. This week we debuted at #15 on CFBX Kamloops' top 30 chart and #4 on their electronic chart. We also debuted at #6 on CFUV Victoria's electronic chart. We've been on CJSW Calgary's electronic chart for three weeks now. Thanks for the plays!

"A Quiet Place" has also been added to the CBC Radio 3 rotation....

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TEXTURE & LIGHT REMIX THE DARCYS

Posted Oct 7, 2013

You can hear our remix of 'The River' by The Darcys right here: This is Trevor's first remix under the Texture & Light name - please share it / favorite it if you like it. The Darcys new album "Warring" came out via Arts & Crafts on September 17th.

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A MUSIC BLOG, YEAH’s GETTING COZY WITH…

Posted Oct 1, 2013

One of our favorite Canadian blogs, AMBY, featured us in their Getting Cozy With... segment today. Read the article at amusicblogyea.com/2013/10/01/getting-cozy-with-texture-light/

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Sound of Confussion – Press post 2

Posted Sep 19, 2013

"Lyrics so unpretentious it’s impossible to poke fun at - and that’s precisely the tone on this entire record...it's doing away with hipster affectations and just embracing the fact that we are young..."  

- Tatjana Clancy, The Sound of Confusion (UK)

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PG citizen

Posted Sep 18, 2013


"One of the premier electro music acts in the province."  

-Frank Peebles, Prince George Citizen

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Press Post Sound of Confusion

Posted Aug 31, 2013

"... an eclectic sound that mixes electronic beats with dreampop and more conventional left-field pop sounds."

- Kevin Wright, The Sound of Confusion (UK)

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Press Post Jason Schreurs

Posted Aug 18, 2013

""A devilish little romp through indie, electronic and '80s-inspired new wave that should make a mark on the Canadian music scene."  

-Jason Schreurs, freelance writer, Exclaim!, Alternative Press

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Press Post – Canuckistan Music

Posted Aug 1, 2013

"Refix has tapped into that inner DJ of his, dressing up a sultry bass-heavy beat with quivering vocals and pulsing synths."

- Michael Panontin, Canuckistan Music

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