Album: Don’t You
Release Date: OUT NOW
Label: Columbia Records/National Anthem
“Wet has what it takes for everyone to care about an indie band…The most promising group in music” – FADER
“A highly refined collection of widescreen yet intimate pop songs that glow and tingle with relatable, deeply personal lyrics and stellar mesmerising production” – London in Stereo
“Unflinchingly honest, Wet don’t specialise in happy endings, but they’re always telling a good story.” – DIY
“This Massachusetts trio cut through the fog with vital pop songs” DIY
“…brimming with eleven tracks as opulent as they are honest.” The 405
“…flawlessly gorgeous indie pop” BEAT
“For Wet, it’s more “when” than “if”…” Evening Standard
“sultry pop that makes your heart melt” ASOS
Wet have released their debut album ‘Don’t You’ through Columbia Records/National Anthem.
Wet, comprised of singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, make songs that resist easy categorisation and invite listeners to bask in its intimate glow, Wet never compromises its core: sturdy pop songwriting and piercing lyrics.
The album, almost entirely self-produced, was written during a period of solitude in a rented house in Western Massachusetts last year. Wet collaborated intensely with each other on the album while honing in on their individual strengths during the process. Kelly’s personal words on Don’t You project sweetness and brutality, confusion and clarity, rawness and polish, naïveté and wisdom. Joe, meanwhile, has emerged as a brilliant producer, delicately fine-tuning each song and creating uncanny grooves. Marty, the true musician of the group, textures and propels each song forward with some of the strongest guitar playing in indie-pop today.
Wet met through mutual friends as college students in New York City in 2007. After a few years of informal dabbling, they began officially making music as Wet during the summer of 2012, an especially aimless and emotionally turbulent period. After releasing a few songs digitally they quickly began attracting attention, sometimes from unexpected places before releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP Wet in May 2014. Critic Sasha Frere-Jones listed “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” as his favorite song of 2013, describing it as “completely perfect.”
It’s been a long, steady process. Wet have honed their talent, and entrusted only their own personal understanding of the music and words to write and produce Don’t You. It’s a record that gets under the skin, revealing itself again and again over repeat listens. A rewarding listen by a very talented young band.
Following their recent residency of shows in London, and a full US tour in support of Tobias Jesso Jr. Wet will return to the UK in Spring 2016. Dates to be announced imminently.
Don’t You Tracklisting: It’s All In Vain/Deadwater/Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl/Weak/Island/All The Ways/Small and Silver/You’re The Best/Move Me/Body/These Days.
18th March – Patterns, Brighton
19th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
21st March – Broadcast, Glasgow
22nd March – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
23rd March – Scala, London