Photos – Dear Rouge at the Imperial Theatre, Vancouver, Sept 15 2017
– photos by Jessica Vandergulik
Husband-and-wife team Drew and Danielle McTaggart formed the band in 2012. They then released a series of EPs, including Heads Up Watch Out and Kids Wanna Know. In 2012 the duo won the Peak Performance Project, the largest artist development project in Canada.
Dear Rouge released their debut full-length Black to Gold in 2015.
Producer/Engineer Ryan Worsley and Drew produced the majority of the album. Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother) and Gavin Brown (Metric, Hey Ocean!) also produced. Tracks include “Colours”, “Best Look Lately” and “I Heard I Had”. The latter climbed the Canadian alternative and rock charts to the Top 5.
A second album is expected in early 2018.