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Double Experience is a geek rock band from Ottawa, Canada, formed in 2011 by vocalist/bassist Ian Nichols and guitarist Brock Tinsley. Their recent album, Unsaved Progress, was released in 2016 and spawned their most successful song to date, a Destiny-centric song entitled "The Glimmer Shot".


  • Ian Nichols - lead vocals, bass (2011 - present)
  • Brock Tinsley - guitar, backing vocals (2011 - present)


  • "One Big Quicksand" (2000, EP)
  • "721835" (2014)
  • "Unsaved Progress" (2016)

They provide examples of the following tropes:

  • Adorkable: Both of them.
  • Audience Participation Song:
    • "Godzilla". Most typically, the audience sing the chorus vocal, specifically the “go-go-Godzilla” chant.
  • The Big Bad Wolf: “Wolf in the Ewe” is about a female incarnation of the wolf in “sheepskin lingerie”.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "iLa Pistola!" is Italian slang for "penis"
  • The Cameo: Fred Mascherino (from Taking Back Sunday) plays a guitar solo on “Goddamn Mimetic Business”.
  • Canada, Eh?: The band hail from Ottawa, Canada's capital city.
  • Cover Version: “Godzilla” by Blue Öyster Cult, "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
  • Drugs Are Bad: “Strange Acquaintance” contains the scientific explanation of addiction in the opening stanza.
  • Double-Meaning Title: “S O F I Ne” is written about chemistry pertaining to Intercourse with You, while the chorus uses chemical elements to spell the title; sulfur, oxygen, fluorine, iodine, neon.
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  • L33t L1ng0: The album title 721835 is l33t for the word “tribes”.
  • Lead Bassist: Vocalist Ian Nichols is also the band's bassist.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Consistently a 5 or 6
  • Non-Appearing Title: Lots of these. “Sweet Smoke” “Gambit”, “Strange Acquaintance”, “Horror Beyond Imagination”, “Wolf in the Ewe”, “Congratulations on Second Place”, “Here's Y”, “Thumbsucker”, “Destiny Chile”, “The Glimmer Shot”, “Impasse”, “Exposure Exposure”
  • Punny Name: “Weakened Warrior”
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: “Here's Y” is a recital of problems caused by the millennial generation, which the band also belong in. May be an example of Punny Name since the song explains why Generation Y is so vilified.
  • Scatting: The beginning of “Horror Beyond Imagination”.
  • Shout-Out: “AAA” includes a reference to the House of TARG, an arcade from the band's hometown of Ottawa.
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  • Reveal Shot: In the video for "Godzilla", the band tease the titular creature only to reveal that it's really a costumed-bulldog wrecking havoc on the city.
  • Rock Trio: Not originally, but the sound of the modern line up has shifted to this.
  • Textless Album Cover: 721835 has no text on the cover or spine.
  • Uncommon Time: Their song “Horror Beyond Imagination” is predominantly in 7/4

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