“Five Minutes With” Toronto alternative-electronic group Depression Era

Depression Era is a Toronto-based, alternative-electronic project formed by Andrew Hercules and Arthur Yeung. Moody soundscapes mix with intimate vocals and distressed beats to form the duo’s bold, but notably pop-oriented sound.

Depression Era
Photo by Vadim Kristopher

Name: Depression Era

Genre: Electronic; a fan described us as early Nine Inch Nails meets Depeche Mode

Founded: 2013

# of Albums: 1

Latest Release: “Vol. 1”

Latest Single:

In a Glass Elevator – https://depressionera.bandcamp.com/track/in-a-glass-elevator

Latest Video:

Favourite Restaurant:

Fat Lamb Kouzina

Favourite band as a teenager:


Favourite band now:

Chet Baker

Guilty Pleasure Song:

“Rush Rush” by Paula Abdul

Live Show Ritual:

Change into white pants

Favourite local artist:


Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Sneaky Dees’ 2-4-1 steak fajitas stuffed with strands of Terroni’s parpaddelle and Fresh’s phyto salad and crushed quinoa onion rings

Queen or College St?

Dundas St West, please

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

Trinity Bellwoods on a weekday, Riverdale in the daylight

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Eagle

Road or studio?

Road warriors forever

Swiss Chalet or Roti?


Where can we follow you?

Twitter/Instagram: DepressionEraTO

Any shows or albums coming up?

Jan 19 – as part of AUTOMATES’ Massages By Strangers presented by DesignTO featuring massages + Depression Era, Phèdre, Korea Town Acid and WeTurnToRed




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