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Portrait of Science is Fiction

Science is Fiction

About Science is Fiction

Calgary, Canada

Science is Fiction’s debut EP “Don’t Everybody Thank Me At Once” has been making appearances on the Canadian college charts this fall and made its debut on all streaming platforms on September 28th. Their sound has been described as “Elvis Costello on steroids” and “a bit Parquet Courts…a bit parent rock”.
What’s the recipe? We start with a guitar riff that you love, over the top lyrics recited with righteous melody, and vocals registering on the low end of baritone pushed to its limits. Add some backing high-end wailing for depth along with some frenetic rhythm guitar and it’s time to dance. 
The tracks were recorded at the National Music Centre and mixed by local Calgary legend Lorrie Matheson in 2018, but you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for 1978.  It makes sense, since they had access to the NMC’s amazing collection.  Lead guitar player, vocalist and songwriter Pavan Singh was playing through a classic amp donated by Neil Young and drummer Matthew Anderson produced his rich, warm tone on a vintage Ludwig kit.
While Kirk Stensrud (guitar/vocals) and Pavan have been been playing and writing together in basements since their teenage years, they are new to the Calgary music scene after Pavan’s return from years of living in Europe and India.  Thankfully, they have the guidance of talented veteran bass player Blair Lipkind who previously performed with Calgary’s Moyo Combo.