Published Nov 03, 2014After nearly 10 years apart, spazzy Vancouver post-hardcore quartet the WPP have announced they're getting the band back together for at least one more night.
While the concert at Vancouver's Cobalt on December 19 was confirmed today (November 3) via a Facebook event listing, rumours of the reformation have been bubbling throughout the fall. The group (née the Witness Protection Program) started up a Facebook page in September, uploading various vintage images and record reviews before posting a current-day pic taken the day of their first post-reunion practice.
Having formed in 1999, the WPP last performed in Vancouver in 2005 before calling it quits. Founding vocalist/guitarist Ryan Walter Wagner explained to Exclaim! that drummer Al Boyle (Chains of Love, Hard Feelings) approached the other members about jamming, with the band later deciding they'd play a show.
Though the WPP went through various iterations over the years and across various releases, the lineup next month will be Wagner, Boyle, bassist Steve Matheson and guitarist Brad Mey.
"We went with this lineup because the four of us wrote all of these songs together, at least the ones we'll be playing in front of people in December," Wagner noted.
Though the act have apparently discussed their future beyond the Vancouver show, Wagner said at present they "haven't planned any other shows or new songs. So far, it's just a one-off."
The WPP's last release was 2004's He Has the Technology.