Interview with Wet Future
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
My first ever roommate Trevor North (shout out to Trevor) taught me to play guitar chords when I was 18 and introduced me to The Beatles and Beach Boys extensively, inspiring me to write songs out the wazoo. I never stopped, and have probably written at least 200 songs since these days about 10 years ago. If I never met Trevor, I’d probably be in jail.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Personally I run a full time videography business doing things like shooting and editing music videos, promo videos for artists, weddings, etc. It helps that my job is to make creative decisions all the time.
How long has your band been around?
About 4-5 years with me, Luke and the original crew, and less than 3 with Brett and Miles.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We’re based out of Vancouver Island, and that has inspired us to try and make the type of rock, blues, jazz, and pop music that isn’t being done here for the most part (Island Style)
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
It developed from an ex-member watching a certain frontman from a bigger Canadian band (who I probably shouldn’t name) very high on drugs and mumbling two words that have been stuck in his head all day: “Wet” and “Future”
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Laketown Shakedown was the biggest stage we’ve played, and turned into a rowdy weekend fueled by unlimited beer.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Lucky Bar is always a highlight for us as we’ve sold it out the past few times and we love our hometown crowd. We’re looking to get some much deserved time on bigger stages all over Canada though.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
We think we’d be a great opener for current Canadian royalty, The Beaches or Pup
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Write about real life shit. Nobody likes a generic, fake-ass song.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Sell more merch! It’s tough getting by as a broke band.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
It would have to be a few unreleased tunes coming out sometime later next year, but we’re not going to be talking too much about these just yet. But I will say that there’s going to be a wider variety of styles and lyrical topics, which has us all excited.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
We love playing nothing, dopamine, and peppermints as they are very energetic and have a lot of drive to them. It’s also been years of playing these so it’s become quite comfortable to just rip these ones live.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
I (Sean), will usually present a song structure to the group and everyone will put their spin on it to make it our own, implementing their own unique styles and ideas.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
We always strive to create something with either a lot of excitement or a lot of emotion. We like to create a space where other social outcasts can feel relatable and take out their pent up destructive energy.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Mostly on song selections and song structure more than anything, but I’m sure any serious band goes through the same thing. We all want the same thing, and that’s to succeed, so keeping that in mind helps smoothen out these disagreements.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Our second album is in the beginning stages and should be bigger and better than before! We’re also planning a much bigger hometown (Victoria) show than ever before. Stay tuned and stay wet in the meantime!
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
Subscribe to us on YouTube: YouTube.com/wetfutureband
Follow us on IG: @wetfutureband
Questions answered by: Sean Lyons, Lead vocals and rhythm guitar of Wet Future.