Calgary, AB-based band, The Fizzgigs are about to release their new album, Weeeeeeeeeeeee are the Fizzgigs on March 20, 2020, which is the first day of Spring and International Happiness Day.
“Weeeeeeeeeeeee are the Fizzgigs, as a collection of songs, is a testament to the value of expressing yourself and having fun –not in spite of everything being fucked-up around you, but especially because everything around you is fucked. And not to turn a blind eye, but to remind ourselves of why it’s worth another spin. It paints this picture between themes of glossy nostalgia, bitter resentment, human sacrifice, human comedy, and the end of the world. And does so in an upbeat fashion prone to inspiring movement. You may be a pogoer, a mosher, a head banger, a foot stomper, a toe tapper, or a steering wheel drummer… whatever your go-to is, these songs are meant to get you going and maybe even allow you to lose yourself to a joyful moment here and there. It wasn’t intended to be a concept album, but from the artwork (a cartoon character joyfully, if not ignorantly, indulging in a ride down a janky old slide despite being too big, the slide being broken, and the disapproval of waiting onlookers) to the release on international happiness day,
Weeeeeeeeeeeee is about choosing fun.”
In support of this notion and the album at large, Fizzgigs will be releasing four singles leading up to March 20 when the album is out in its entirety, alongside two broadcast-quality videos and concert dates in the spring following the release.
Fizzgigs enthusiasts are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the album with free downloads and exclusive access to demo versions of each tune at https://weeeeeeeeeeeee-are-
Check out one of their recent singles, “Monika” below and find out more about The Fizzgigs via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi! My name is Dean and I play the bass guitar in The Fizzgigs.
Thanks for having us!
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our singer, Jay Sinclair, wrote all of the songs on “Weeeeeeeeeeeee are the Fizzgigs” and when we first got together he would describe the sound as early 90’s Lookout Records style pop-punk or power-pop.
We love, love, love a catchy melody and some loud electric guitars. I think if you are into Ramones, Descendents, or any of the bands in any of the second and third waves that they influenced, you may be into Fizzgigs.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We have a small handful of shows near home in the spring.
The Fizzgigs show is always a good time. We have a lot of fun playing our songs live and our hope is that the fun is infectious.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“Destiny” is the song I’d recommend.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Oh, boy. It’s hard to know where to start or finish with this list.
…maybe I’ll stop there before I start listing almost every Canadian artist ever.
March 14, 2020 – Calgary @ The Stetson
May 22, 2020 – Calgary @ Village Brewery
June 7, 2020 – Calgary @ 4th Street Lilac Festival
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.