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 (2014 - present)
- Brock Tinsley - guitar, backing vocals (2014 - present)
- "721835" (2014)
- "Unsaved Progress" (2016)
- "Alignments" (2020)
They provide examples of the following tropes:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The lyrics for the song "AI Freaks Me Out" contain multiple paranoid theories about robots.
- Audience Participation Song:
- "Godzilla". Most typically, the audience sing the chorus vocal, specifically the go-go-Godzilla chant.
- Brain Uploading: "Ghost in the Machine" is all about abandoning human bodies for digital immortality.
- 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.
- Character Alignment: The theme of the entire album "Alignments"; it contains a song about all nine Dungeons & Dragons alignments.
- 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.
- Leet Lingo: The album title 721835 is l33t for the word tribes.
- Lead Bassist: Vocalist Ian Nichols is also the band's bassist.
- Looped Lyrics: The chorus lyrics of "Jet Black" are recursive.
- Non-Appearing Title: Lots of these. "Gambit", "Strange Acquaintance", "Horror Beyond Imagination", The Glimmer Shot, Impasse, Exposure Exposure, "Ghost in the Machine"
- Punny Name: Weakened Warrior
- 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.
- 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.
- The Power of Rock: "Exposure Exposure" has a repetitive hook and message about living and dying for the genre.
- Uncommon Time: Their song Horror Beyond Imagination is predominantly in 7/4