Local alt-rock band Wet Future has a bright future in store.
With their debut album releasing this Friday (March 3) at Lucky Bar, the band also announced exciting news late February that they are the recipients of Creative BC’s career development grant.
The album, Under the Weather, has already had a great start after Wet Future was named The Zone at 91.3’s Band of the Month in March 2021, two months after their first single, Toughen Up, was released on Jan. 1.
The music features driving, melodic vocals with grabby lyrics from lead singer Sean Lyons, along with thriving guitar melodies and upbeat, groovy rhythms, mixed in a way that appeals to a wide range of musical tastes. Think Kings of Leon, Cage the Elephant, The Blue Stones or Arctic Monkeys.
The band is a collaboration of Sean Lyons, Lucas Bosma, Miles McLaren and Brett Attig, who Bosma says all have “very different musical influences.”
“It lends to a very wide audience,” he said, referring to the music’s mix of rock, punk and funk with blues “sprinkled in almost every song.”
“I need to say that this wasn’t planned, we just all found a balance in our sound and are able to sit in the pocket in a very unique way.”
Under the Weather features special guest Bennett Dean-Lewis (Nashville) on pedal steel guitar. Bennett plays guitar for Grammy Award winner Maren Morris, and has shared the stage with artists like John Mayer, Hozier, and Dolly Parton. He joins Wet Future on their 8th track, Dopamine.
After two years of recording, playing sold out shows, and growing a fan base while COVID-19 put the release on hold, the band is seeing their hard work come to the culmination of March 3rd’s album release at Lucky Bar.
“It’s a very special feeling to have this constantly growing fan base,” said Bosma. “We are extremely grateful.”
Wet Future will play at Lucky Bar with special guests Gnarfunkle (Vancouver) and Shale, presented by The Zone at 91.3. Doors are at 7:00 p.m and tickets are $15 online at eventbrite.ca.