You’re about to find out how Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs earned their reputation as one of Toronto’s best live bands.
Before putting out their recent self-titled album, the band had struggled to capture the sound they felt their new songs deserved. They actually recorded it twice before bringing in producer Alexandre Bonenfant to help get them where they wanted to be. The result was a more polished record, steeped in 70s glam and power pop, that allowed Sam’s songs to really come to life.
The Iron Lungs employ harmonized leads, call and response backing vocals and a seemingly endless supply of shout along choruses, as Coffey empathetically presents a collection of nostalgia-tinged dramas about teenage suburban isolation and escape rooted in an unshakeable belief in the transformative power of guitar music.