Photo by: Cameron Marwick
Wellington indie-rock quartet Wet Denim have returned today with their supercharged sophomore single ‘Free’. The new track is layered with brightness, sheening with its slickness that somehow manages to intertwine the jagged guitar line at the same time as the punchy drum moments. The song’s theme borrows from Nick’s experience of feeling socially isolated from loved ones.
“The lyrics talk about a time when I was feeling very secluded from the people around me both mentally and physically. I had just come out of a very short but intense relationship paired with having a tough time with glandular fever so was spending a lot of time alone”. Nick Goodwin, (guitar and vocals) Wet Denim
Wet Denim are one of the most compelling new bands to emerge from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape in recent years. Recording ‘Free’ in their hometown of Wellington, it was produced by the band with additional support from multi platinum selling group, Drax Project with mixing by Neil MacLeod and mastering by multi-award winning engineer Chris Chetland (Dua Lipa, Snoop Dogg, Joel Little/Lorde).
This song really brought us together as a band just over a year ago now. Free is actually the first song we wrote together. Joe came to the first ever Wet Denim jam with the instrumental demo of Free on a logic session. We all sussed out our individual parts and the chemistry began to flow from there”.
Wet Denim are singer and guitarist Nick Goodwin, Luca Crampton on guitar, synths and keys with brothers Jack and Joe Ledword on the drums and bass. Since their move to the capital in a year of record rainfall, the band have quickly established themselves as the band to watch on Wellington’s live scene. With one only single under their belt they have achieved what many bands could dream about by selling out two headline shows in Wellington, securing student and alternative radio support across New Zealand and collaborating on writing and production of the forthcoming EP with members of multi platinum group Drax Project.
Their guitar-driven sound whilst incorporating pop melodies will no doubt be front and centre for their forthcoming EP.
Free is out on Thursday, October 27