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Background information
Origin Canada
Genres Indie rock, dance-punk
Years active 2002–2006
Labels Paper Bag Records
Members Colwyn Llewellyn-Thomas
Scott Kaija
Ronnie Morris
Jeff Scheven
Past members Nirmala Basnayake

controller.controller was a Canadian indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario. The band consisted of vocalist Nirmala Basnayake, guitarists Colwyn Llewellyn-Thomas and Scott Kaija, bassist Ronnie Morris and drummer Jeff Scheven. The band took its name from a song by Shotmaker. [1]

The band formed in 2002, and played their first shows using the name The Prefix. Their rhythmic post-punk style had been compared by critics to Joy Division, The Slits and Public Image Ltd.

Their debut album, History, was released on Paper Bag Records in 2004. The follow-up album, X-Amounts, was released October 11, 2005.

Vocalist Nirmala Basnayake announced in October 2006 that she was leaving the band. Members Jeff Scheven and Ronnie Morris formed the new band Lioness with vocalist Vanessa Fischer in 2007. Soon after the band split in 2006, Scott Kaija formed the new band Medallions with vocalist/guitarist John Hunter, drummer Mick Jackson and Daniel Brooks with whom he lives.


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  1. ^ Greg the Boyfriend (2004-10-13). "controller.controller in Sets and the City". Gothamist. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 

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