If you had a chance to take part in last weekend’s Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, you may have noticed the music was all-new and had a distinct sound to it. That’s because the Squid Sisters, Callie & Marie are not headlining the soundtrack for the sequel. Instead, a brand new rock band is taking the honors: Wet Floor. Their songs are an enticing blend of different genres.
We’re not entirely sure if the band members’ names are going to be revealed, or if they’re just shown off by what they bring to the band, but for now we’ve got Synth, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. According to Nintendo’s UK site:
This guy plays synthesizer and is the group’s founder. He’s out to restore some indie dignity to Inkopolis’s music scene that’s lately been taken over by giant pop stars. When it comes to songwriting, he lets others take the initiative. He prefers tinkering with sounds to performing, and the studio is a much more comfortable place for him than the stage.
Wet Floor also has two members that play guitar and provide vocals. The guy on the left is a fan of vintage rock sounds. You can hear it in the sharp, jangly rhythms of his riffs. The girl on the right is a faithful follower of the church of punk rock, and she carves out riffs with a more hunky, bass-heavy sound. These two don’t always see eye-to-eye, but when they’re in the groove, their two distinct sounds meld into a medley of magical music.
These two bring a fast-paced technical beat to the group’s sound that’s every bit as crucial as the members who play up front. The guy on bass has a trademark string-slapping style, while the drummer uses her multiple limbs to keep a driving, super-stable backbeat. The friendly rivalry these two share makes the band sizzle with thrilling rhythm.
We have much more on Splatoon 2 at our preview page. The game is coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer.