Since the band’s inception in 2011, Dwayne Gretzky has developed a fervent fanbase solely on the strength of their live show – performing classic songs with faithful precision. Now, after eight years and hundreds of shows cultivating a vast repertoire, the band has brought all of this experience into the studio to record a collection of reimagined covers. The self-titled debut album, released August 23, is a dynamic exploration of Dwayne Gretzky’s varied influences, a musical DNA splicing of styles and genres that showcases the band’s versatility, creativity and mature grasp of songcraft.
In the months leading up to the album, Dwayne Gretzky shared a series of A-side/B-side digital singles that pay homage to the lost art form of flipping a 45rpm record. With this sentiment in mind, each A-side single is complimented with a B-side of contrasting sound, allowing listeners to uncover the diversity of the project as a whole.