British Columbia

Club PuSh

Club PuSh

By Yasmine Shemesh Held this year at the Fox Cabaret and the Anvil Centre, Club PuSh is a special showcase of experimental…


Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • PREMIERE  Just in time for Christmas one half ofhellip
  • Theyre red! Theyre fangy! Theyre RED FANG! And theyre playinghellip
  • Contemporary artist Brent Wadden beautifully weaves together the traditional andhellip
  • All across the Boomiverse and in to your headphones Outkastshellip
  • Check out braidraptly in their new video for Fruitless online!hellip
  • Pat yourselves on the back everybody world famous comedian Stevenhellip
  • Its been almost 20 years since swollenmembers burst onto thehellip
  • Hot off the press! January 2018 is off to ahellip
  • Comedian Adam Lazarus is just one of the many performershellip

Album Review: The Wet Secrets – The Tyranny Of Objects

Monday 08th, January 2018 / 08:00
By Mike Dunn

The Wet Secrets

The Tyranny Of Objects
Six Shooter Records

Coursing with a speedy vibe of ‘60s pop and garage rock with fuzzy bass, horns, and synth as accelerants, The Wet Secrets’ latest, The Tyranny Of Objects, is an instantly catchy blast of rock n’ roll energy with candy-coated hooks that revels in its little oddities.

The Tyranny Of Objects rips right off the hop, driving a pushy four beat with a half-time bass riff on The Secrets’ stopgap 2016 single “I Can Swing A Hammer,” leading into the twisty “Tidal Wave Of Hate (Baby Let’s Surf),” its ultra-poppy verses leading into a chorus with an instrumental hook that really gives off the aforementioned ‘60s pop vibe. The alum’s first single, “Give It To Me Straight” is one of the catchiest Alberta songs of the year, a throbbing punk disco jam with endless hooks that frontman Lyle Bell plays super straight for the most part, until the end of his lines where he comes wildly unhinged. There’s a bit of Giorgio Moroder in the synth lines, and Bell’s production skills shouldn’t be overlooked in his ability to pile hooks on top of hooks.

It’s that good, and still the good kind of weird. “Burn It All And Start Again” is another cut with a fuzz-bass-over-disco-groove feel, and the Secrets do a beautiful job of not going to the well too many times. “Final Curtain For A Drama Queen” feels like an animé car chase on a cloud, with a crooked horn riff in the middle and stop-start break that’s perfectly unsettling.

The Tyranny Of Objects came late, but its combination of catchy, hook-laden rock n’ roll and unexpected and jarring freakouts with endless energy make it a top contender for Alberta’s best record this year. It’s like a dance party on a comet with all your favourite weirdos.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.




Abbey Road: Performing classic albums live…

Abbey Road: Performing classic albums live…

By. Simm    CALGARY – There’s a scene in the TV series, Vinyl, produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese about the lusty…


Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • Weve got issues How about you?  Join us forhellip
  • Read our review of Young Jesuss album ST in thehellip
  • We made a little mix for you to check outhellip
  • We played some great shows with some pretty snappy bandshellip
  • January 2018 issue coming in hot with partnerband featured onhellip
  • Will you be at our holiday party on Thursday athellip
  • The amazing Ellen Doty is partnering with Monogram Coffee tohellip
  • Check out our review of Femme Wave Fest up onhellip
  • I was actually on a trip a tour in Californiahellip