The video for ‘Destiny’, the latest single by Fizzgigs, is a visual manifestation of the velocity of pop-punk and power-pop at its best.
Caffeinated, dedicated, and wonderfully accelerated, like all good pop-punk songs, ‘Destiny’ sees all four members of the group charge around the stage at a superhuman pace, taking the music higher and higher, pushing faster and faster, burning brighter and brighter.
‘Weeeeeeeeeeeee Are The Fizzgigs’, the group’s debut full-length album, is as up beat and frighteningly fast paced as you’d expect, and ‘Destiny’ has everything you’d want from a power-pop song: monster melodic hooks, clever lyrics, crunchy overdriven guitar, pounding drums, and plenty of attitude. And it’s all over in just two short minutes.
Fizzgigs, named for a character in ‘The Dark Crystal’, have taken the Calgary, Alberta rock underground by storm, landing them bills alongside A Wilhelm Scream, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mad Caddies, 88 Fingers Louie, and other like-minded bands. And all this can be seen in the video for ‘Destiny’, which channels the Fizzgigs live experience better than a straightforward performance clip ever could. Directed by Patryk Terelak and Rockwell White, the frames have been manipulated to make it appear that the musicians are strumming and singing with preternatural quickness – even more so than they usually do – only they’ve somehow managed to do it in a way that makes all the words, beats, and vigorous downstrokes line up with the recording. The group also hams it up, wearing matching shirts with the letters F I Z, and Z on them: letting you know who they are and assuring you that they don’t take themselves too seriously.