The Wet Secrets are a five-piece rock’n'roll dance band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They play the kind of music you could expect to hear if The Stranglers piggybacked Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass through the Rose Parade: swampy basslines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy hornstacks, keys, congas & vocal harmonies galore. “Free Candy” is The Wet Secrets’ deceptively sunny new album: eleven pop knockouts about death, disappointment, and doin’ it. On New Year’s Day, CBC Music listed “Free Candy” as one of the “Top Ten Most Anticipated Canadian Releases of 2014″.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what The Wet Secrets had to say:
Emily Wolfe transcends the ranks of ordinary musicians. With a versatility all her own, Wolfe’s ability to transform from rock and roll fireball into intimate acoustic songwriter is showcased in her double-installment sophomore release. Released in May of 2013, Mechanical Hands is the 6-track full band predecessor to the more delicate, minimalistic Night & Day released in December; both received high praise from the Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly, and Paste Magazine. In less than a year, Wolfe has been named one of Sundance Film Festival’s Artists to Watch for 2013, played sold-out shows in New York City and Austin, TX, and shared the stage with the likes of Allen Stone, Robert Ellis, Bob Schneider, Wild Child, and The Boxer Rebellion.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Emily Wolfe had to say:
Born on the same day on opposite ends of the country, Mike Pappas and Fann are yell for help, an American alternative/pop duo with industrial and ambient influences. They were introduced by a mutual friend in the summer of 2012 and have hated each other ever since. Their first EP, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, came out late last year.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what yell for help had to say:
Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy, psychedelic poprock quartet from Philadelphia, PA – now SoCal. Digging deep into three part harmonies and pop song arrangements, Cheers has a sound that’ll make your dad’s toe tap, your mom’s hip shake, and your sister’s heart throb. And the live show? Some say it’s something close to the devil, God, or cocaine. Releasing their latest album, Like Wind Blows Fire (2012), the band has played over 300 shows since 2008, supporting artists such as Mayer Hawthorne, Kopecky Family Band, The Go! Team, Jefferson Starship, Darwin Deez, and many more. Like Wind Blows Fire peaked at #65 on the CMJ Indie Rock Charts, with their track “Leaves” receiving 445K + plays on Spotify, hitting #4 on Hype Machine, as well as being featured on We Are Hunted, NPR, Ex.FM, Good Music All Day, and Spotify.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Cheers Elephant had to say:
Yellow Red Sparks has developed the unique ability to take seemingly normal circumstances and turn them into vividly honest and beautiful scenes. This California-based indie-folk group has garnered attention from an extensive range of tastemakers (including NPR, and won two OC Music Awards in the Best Folk category as well as taking out the Grand Prize in the International Song Writing Competition. They have also opened for the likes of Local Natives, Sea Wolf, The Jezabels, and Aqualung.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Yellow Red Sparks had to say: