Calgary’s favourite guitar-and-drums duo, Double Fuzz, first blew up on the music scene with their 2012 self-titled debut. The album’s hooky riffs and dirty grooves garnered members Jonny Whitehead and Rowland Lowson local notoriety, winning them top prize in X92 FM’s Exposure competition, landing the cover of BeatRoute Magazine, and snagging a Western Canadian Music Award nomination.
After taking some time off, Double Fuzz is back with their highly-anticipated sophomore album and an announcement of Western Canadian tour dates to support it.
The new album, “CoCo,” hones in on Whitehead’s Pacific Northwest rock and roll influences, taking notes from ‘90s grunge, ‘80s L.A. glam rock, and ‘70s Bay Area psych.
“You could say this album is my ode to the West Coast,” Whitehead said in a media release. Whitehead re-located to the serene woodlands of Pemberton, B.C. to write the record, shutting himself away with his girlfriend for a few secluded months where he limited communication with the rest of the outside world. Double Fuzz then recorded at Vancouver’s Raincity Studios with noted producer Jesse Gander (White Lung, Japandroids, The Pack AD).
As a result, the eight-track CoCo is a well-crafted combination of evocative lyrics, scorching riffs, and glam stomps with moody undercurrents. The band has released a short preview of the album on their bandcamp, in advance of the record’s October 24 release.
Double Fuzz is set to hit the road on a short Western Canadian tour in support of CoCo, kicking off on October 2 in Kelowna, B.C. and closing with a final homecoming performance at The Palomino in Calgary on October 24, just in time for the album drop.