The Wet Secrets are a five-piece rock and roll dance band from Edmonton. They play the kind of music you could expect to hear if The Stranglers piggybacked Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass through the Rose Parade. Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 named their song “Secret March” one of the “Best 20 Songs of the Decade”, for good reason. The Wet Secrets make fun music that makes you want to see them live. You’re in luck because The Wet Secrets are playing Club Absinthe in Hamilton this Saturday (June 14th).
Check out our interview to learn more about this fun band.
Q – Hi! How is your day?
Vanny! We drove from Kenora to Wawa yesterday, and stayed in an amazing log cabin at the Wawa Motor Inn. Today we drive from Wawa to Toronto. We’re writing to you from a dinner break in Sudbury. The wifi password at Buzzy Brown’s is buzzybrown, FYI.
Q – Can you tell us a bit about how Free Candy came together? What was the inspiration behind it?
After overcoming some lingering personal bullshit, we made a pact to put the Wet Secrets to the top of the priority list. Free Candy is a slightly sinister ride through all of our collective life problems. It’s an adult album about dying, fucking, disillusionment and dying. That sounds like a huge bummer but in fact this album is something of a triumph for us and is still a fun listen (we hope).
Q – Have you changed your approach to making music at all since you started?
It’s less boozy. We are 70% more cynical and 28% less optimistic. We’re also 76% tighter as a band.
Q – How do you manage your creative energy between The Wet Secrets and your other projects?Triage.
Q – Do you have any plans for the rest of the summer (after this tour finishes)?
Waterslides every day. When Emma joined the band we promised we would only stay in hotels with waterslides, and we have not delivered on that promise. So, that is what the rest of the summer will be dedicated to. After the last show of this tour (either Ottawa or Montreal if a last-minute French show comes through) we are driving back to Alberta through the States so we can stop at Kalahari Waterslide Paradise and make it up to Emma for all our lies.
Q – What’s your ideal way to spend a sunny summery day?
See previous answer.
Q – What are you listening to these days? Can you recommend a track?
The Tee-Tahs. A rad punk rock band who do not give a fuck. They’re from our hometown. Here’s a link to their song Fun Forever!