Formed in the spring of 2007 in Toronto, Epigram came together when Matt Barr (drums), Andrew Eyles (bass), and Brad Deschamps (guitar) were in search of a second guitarist and met Jamie Jones. With Jones completing the line-up, things were immediately set in motion. Drawing upon influences like Mogwai, the Cure, and …Trail of Dead, they began writing instrumental music with these bands (and several more) in mind.
The band played its first show that summer with notable Boston post-rock bands Caspian and Junius, followed by several shows in Toronto and southern Ontario with the likes of Nadja, Holoscene, and Proeliis Fere. Epigram’s melodic, experimental sound and engaging live performances, often featuring violinist Julie Lee, established them a solid fan base that continues to grow.
"New comers to the experimental music scene Epigram, whose sound is
in the vein of Explosions in the Sky, filled the Ballroom with a wall of instrumental post-rock that held the crowd spell bound."
BlogTO 09/14/07- on the band's set at Son/Lumiere at the Gladstone Hotel.
Their debut album “Anything That Comes to Mind” was independently released on October 24, 2008 and features a guest appearance by Julie Lee (violin). The band celebrated the release with a sold out show at The Boat in downtown Toronto. Currently, Epigram is promoting the seven-song full length CD with shows in Toronto and surrounding area, as well as planning a tour in 2009.