Nerd rockers catch Calgary on Pokemon-inspired tour
Double Experience specializes in video game-themed music
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Q: Double Experience – what is a video game nerd rock band?
A: “I guess it started with the fact we wanted something that was representative of our interests and our worldview. Our interests lie in video games and comic books, so it made sense to go that route with Double Experience because it’s just an extension of who we are as people.”
Q: What’s the music sound like?
A: “When you get into genres, people are like, ‘Oh, you can’t just be a rock band.’ Well, we’re a rock band through and through. We work the nerd angle and the Double Experience aspect in by incorporating things like video games into our lyrics.
It’s like, everyone’s heard that song about, ‘I miss home’ or ‘I miss my girlfriend,’ before but, for us we have those feelings – but how do we discuss them in a way that’s fresh?
We use things like time travel, space – that made sense to us.”
Q: What’s your live show like – I imagine you don’t mind if the audience stops listening to catch a Pokemon.
A: “It’s funny you bring that up, because we’re certainly big proponents of things like that. In this case, we’ve got a life-sized
Our live show’s very energetic. At the end of the day, people want to go for an experience. If they want to hear you, they’ll listen to you on Spotify, but people want to be entertained. For us, that kind of live show is very important.”
Q: What are you playing right now?
A: We’re pretty big into Pokemon Go right now – we just stopped to take out a gym actually.
But in terms of
We’d probably be into a lot more games, but