Affection, belonging, loss and nostalgia: four themes that encompass the lyrically driven music of The Written Years. These subjects are constantly questioned throughout the band’s songs, delivered passionately and honestly through Wade Ouellet’s melancholic acid-tinged vocals, Kane Enders’ unexpectedly triumphant drum lines and Kodie Krogh’s melodic and memorable guitar hooks.
Together, these three people are able to create a sound not currently heard in the Vancouver music scene, merging together a unique combination of indie rock, traditional folk, post rock and alt. rock influences. Somehow, the result of all this manages to feel both incredibly intimate and uncomfortably isolating and is backed by a highly energetic live show - made possible by a revolving cast of friends, helping to make each one a completely different experience.
The Written Years will be releasing their debut album on January 28, 2014 while playing supporting shows throughout Greater Vancouver.