The Skinny: Binary are David Troster (vocals and guitar), Francesco Bondi (guitar and keyboard), Craig Lowe (bass) and Jake Sorbie (drums). Troster formed the band in late 2010 after leaving Yale University, where he was studying molecular biology. On his return to London he was introduced to Francesco Bondi through a mutual friend and the pair began experimenting with production techniques and crafting songs.

The line-up was completed when Bassist Craig Lowe joined the band and brought in his childhood friend Jake Sorbie on Drums. Prisoner is the London four-piece’s physical single released through Luv Luv Luv Records. They first came to the attention of Luv after they posted their track “Turquoise” online over the summer.

The track was mixed by Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Sean Beavan combining the band’s reverb drenched melodies with menacing production and industrial decay. Lo-fi electronics are interspersed with cold guitars to create a spooky atmosphere allowing the band’s sound to become darker and more intimate.

With live shows in the pipeline the single will be released on November 28th. It will be available digitally and on 7” vinyl.


Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.