“Dripping with pure emotional intensity, Lute's voice resonates through a crushing guitar presence...the disc is a raw and captivating aural retreat,” — Kyle Riesz – Uweekly Magazine
“Their sound is stunning...it’s absolutely captivating...sweet and powerful.” – Debbie W. – Loud and Upfront Magazine
“Big swells of electric guitar, crashing percussion and a voice far prettier than any we’ve heard in a while, The Wet Darlings are a band that pulls a bigger punch than they let on at first.” – Sam Gordon – Reviewsic (Chicago)
“A blend of sweltering big vocal sing-a-longs that you can reasonably bop your indie head to,” – 614 Magazine.
Formed in 2008, The Wet Darlings display the grand spectacle of what happens when a small-town church girl falls in with musical city boys. Columbus, Ohio’s most ambitious female-fronted rock group are currently touring select cities in support of their second EP, So Long, Lover (released on March 15th, 2011). Produced by Grammy Award-winner Jeff Ciampa (Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans), the 6-song EP picks up where their first disk, X, left off. Together, the 11-song collection represents two stages of development and a full album’s worth of material.
The Darlings dig deeper on So Long Lover. Singer Jenny Lute is in soul-laid-bare mode for the entire six-song disk, wringing her hands and her broken heart in songs like “After All,” “Graduation (Go On)” and the title track, “So Long Lover.” When she’s not playing the sacrificial lamb, she’s channeling the searing edge of rock goddess Lucinda Williams and the emotional complexity of Jeff Buckley. But, like, way prettier.
Don’t worry, they really don’t take themselves too seriously. The sarcastic-as-hell track (and first single) “Big Ups,” features a bouncy piano, Sgt. Pepper-era horns, and a hook that delineates just how much the band could give a shit—the soundtrack to the most cordial, and most knife-like, kiss-off you’ve ever heard made the top five most requested songs in the Columbus radio market on CD101FM (102.5 FM) nearly thirty times beginning in early May, and was added to regular rotation with new releases by The Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and more.
One woman on the verge backed by three boys who know their way around a whiskey bar. Wiltingly melancholy? Sometimes. Emotionally wounded? Sure. Swampy boot stompers? Fuckin’ A. Call them glossy lipstick rock or quarter-livers who are just trying to figure it all out. As long as you’re calling them, they don’t really care.
In addition to being named one of Columbus Alive’s “Bands to Watch,” in 2011, The Wet Darlings played a pre-show slot for Kings of Leon at the Value City Arena in the fall of 2009, opened for British indie dance-rockers Deluka in the summer 2010, and were on the bill of Midpoint Music Fest 2010.
The Wet Darlings are Jenny Lute (Vocals, Keys), Bill Patterson (Guitar), Joe Patterson (Bass), Aaron Bishara (Drums)
Jenny Lute - Vocals/piano
Bill Patterson - Guitar/Background Vocals
Joe Patterson - Bass Guitar
Aaron Bishara - Drums/Background Vocals
Debut EP "X" Released June 8th, 2010
Second EP "So Long, Lover" Released March 15th, 2011
Single "Big Ups" currently in regular rotation in Columbus, Ohio market since May 2011. Been in the top 5 most requested songs for more than 30 days on WWCD 102.5FM.
Single "Bicycle" receiving radio play in Columbus, Ohio market since June 2010.
Single "Vampires" receiving radio play in Columbus, Ohio market since September 2009.
Bands to Watch: The Wet Darlings
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... (X) lets listeners savor the volcano of vocal power stored in the lungs of lead singer Jenny Lut...... (X) lets listeners savor the volcano of vocal power stored in the lungs of lead singer Jenny Lute.
...Columbus' sexiest foursome doesn't plan to stop rocking innocence and innuendo anytime soon.
Talking Shop with Bill Patterson of The Wet Darlings
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A little bit of both sugar and spice, The Wet Darlings take Lute’s sensual pop vocals and combine th...A little bit of both sugar and spice, The Wet Darlings take Lute’s sensual pop vocals and combine them with instrumentals that come from the slightly darker side of rock n’ roll. Big swells of electric guitar, crashing percussion and a voice far prettier than any we’ve heard in a while, The Wet Darlings are a band that pulls a bigger punch than they let on at first.
The Wet Darlings Release First EP
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"X is a five song EP that will leave you hot and bothered and begging for more. The boys provide a h..."X is a five song EP that will leave you hot and bothered and begging for more. The boys provide a heavy unadulterated rock and roll backdrop for Jenny’s vocals. Her voice evokes that feeling of running from a hot shower and jumping naked into a bed full of clean blankets. Velvet blankets. Or, you know, the sexiest blankets you can imagine..."
Feature: The Wet Darlings
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It is absolutely captivating. I was left staring at them there onstage, wanting them to do it again....It is absolutely captivating. I was left staring at them there onstage, wanting them to do it again.
Jenny Lute’s sweet yet powerful voice is accentuated by the band pounding out a blistering stream of hard and heavy rock. It’s a combination that gets into your body like an aphrodisiac.
Big sound, sexy as hell, and ready to take over the Midwest - one broken heart at a time
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The as-yet untitled debut EP from the Wet Darlings was recorded locally at Earthworks Studios with G...The as-yet untitled debut EP from the Wet Darlings was recorded locally at Earthworks Studios with Grammy award-winning producer, Jeff Ciampa, which gives an indication of how dynamic this band can be. Album highlights like "Pretty'd" incorporate a 1950's "doo-wop" feel as the band shows what life could be like if Amy Winehouse traded in the white powder for a distortion pedal. Songs like "Bicycle" and "Drown Me" take us on a metaphorical journey through love (or lust) gone awry...
Rather than toiling over the avant-garde, which they are talented enough to do, they permit you to fall in love with Miss Lute, whose vocal stylings range from wounded fawn to scornful woman, pairing the delicate strength of a woman with some monster musical balls.
Crazy in love with the Wet Darlings
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...Don't expect a church-style performance when she gets on stage now. The Darlings' sound has bee...
...Don't expect a church-style performance when she gets on stage now. The Darlings' sound has been described as "sex-pot rock," and her vocals are most likely the reason. Dripping with pure emotional intensity, Lute's voice resonates through a crushing guitar presence on tracks like "Bicycle" and "Vampire," tracks from the band's newest EP. Simply titled "X," the disk is a raw and captivating aural retreat, and although short with just five tracks, it is only the first in a series the band is planning to release.
Local Music: The Wet Darlings
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..."X," a dazzling modern update of '90s alt-rock's finer strains seasoned by gospel, soul and retro......"X," a dazzling modern update of '90s alt-rock's finer strains seasoned by gospel, soul and retro pop.
...Lute barrels into the chorus of "Vampires," towering then delicate, and nails every last nuance. Emboldened, the band burns through three more numbers, their singer running wild across Bill Patterson's rich arrangements as Bishara and Joe Patterson seethe and surge underneath.
The Wet Darlings are back - with a bang, not a whimper.
All original music, aside for an occasional cover. Set lengths vary between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on show requirements. Original Songs include:
So Long, Lover
Graduation (Go On)
Good Morning Bad Dreams
Plenty of Space
Run, Rabbit Run
Lions For Us All
PDF RiderThe Wet Darlings Stage Plot 2010
There are no upcoming dates at this time.