Fresh off their performance at the Iceberg Alley performance tent, where they shared the stage with Canadian legends Sloan, Fairgale is gearing up for their sophomore release this November, entitled Pillars. Below is a video for their lead single, “Tunnel Vision.”
Named by CBC this spring as one of “5 bands to See at East Coast Music Awards,” Fairgale have been having a fine ride since coming together in 2014. The band won the inaugural George Street “Rock the Block” competition in 2015, where they opened for Trooper, and they followed the buzz with a MusicNL nominated debut album, Own the Light.
The band was also nominated for MusicNL’s Group of the Year at 2016, and were chosen as a Regional Finalist in CBC’s Searchlight competition.
Brad Tuck, the band’s drummer, and one of its singers, says “The first incarnation of ‘Tunnel Vision’ was created when Stephen put together a heavily computerized disco beat. It was then improvised and recorded with a rough melody and chord progression over it.”
Once he presented to the band, Tuck says “it was given some rock band love, but [we] ultimately preserved the disco/pop vibe. Lyrically it’s a little dark, and musically it’s a bit of fun, but somehow it all works together.”
Tuck says the album as a whole, “experiments with contemporary pop/rock songs, mixing in many retro pop/rock elements.”