About Wet Sans Brolly
San Diego, CA
Wet Sans Brolly is a recent product of Kent's underground seed-core movement. The group's auteur, known simply as 'Mister E', was a teenager attending Dover College when he first snuck into the infamous Zipper Club on Abacot Row. He quickly became enamored with the unique sounds of the instrumental bands like Fogou and The Pursuits that regularly graced the club's tiny stage.
It was during this period that he met Pearl Owens, a guitarist who lived in Calais, France, just across the channel. Mister E began taking the ferry to Calais every Saturday, where the two would write songs in the Owens' attic. Eventually, E's long time friend and bassist 'Knucker' began tagging along and Wet Sans Brolly was officially formed. Pearl had an uncle with a modest recording studio in Dunkerque, where the trio could record for free late at night.
The group's first EP "Facing South" was released that summer, but before they could begin playing live, they needed a drummer to replace the drum machines and samples they had used on the recording. They placed an ad in the Dover paper, and after auditioning nearly a dozen drummers, they found 'Shoe', an American living in E's hometown of Ringwould.
The quartet began performing at silent movie houses across England's southern shore. In only five weeks they sold out of the first pressing of "Facing South". They were horrified to discover that Pearl's uncle had mistakingly taped over the master, making the EP a rare collectible.
In January of 2008, the band made their way to the United States (southern California to be more precise) and began working on their first full-length record with producer Phil Woodring. The resulting album Cornfed Humans was released digitally in November with the physical CD set to be released on January 20th, 2009 on the VibaRhythm Media label.