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“We are trying to put realism back into music,” Martin said. “Put away the show, the clothes and the glam, it’s all about having great songs. I think people respect that and I think people see that about us; we are about writing good songs and having a good time.”

From the ’80s charged dance beats of the song Dirty Lovers to the ethereal electronics ruled by rhythm and blues of My Love, The Sessions are kind of a darker version of the Beatles if they showed up at an ’80s club night.

“We’ve got lots of energy,” he said of what to expect from a Sessions show. “You are going to see a lot of hot girls too. (Laughs). You are going to want to get up and dance.”

The infectious charm of The Sessions’ solid sound won over more than 25,000 people cheering the band on at the Emergenza Music Festival.

Rock has kept close tabs on The Sessions for quite a while now.

“I’ve known Bob my entire life,” Martin said. “As soon as we got the band started, he’s been keeping a close eye on us. When he came to Vancouver and heard us live in April, he said he wanted to do an album with us.”

The Sessions steps into Warehouse Studios — the home of Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and REM albums — on Boxing Day when they will bring together four new songs and eight from their previous two demos.

“We want to take them into the studio and rework them; fine tune them a bit,” Martin said. “We are very confident with the songs. We just want to make the final production bigger than the demos we have.”