Local band The Written Years will play a show at the Dam Inn on January 3.

The Written Years to play hometown show

One track from latest album will raise proceeds for victims of physical abuse.

Kootenay band The Written Years are playing a show at the Dam Pub in South Slocan on January 3.

“We are playing a bunch of new and old songs and are keeping it personal, intimate and loose,” said lead singer Wade Ouellet.

The quartet released their self-titled album earlier this year. The band consists of Ouellet, bass player Brian Dyck, guitarist Alex Richardson and drummer Kane Enders.

The four have spent the holidays working on their latest release.

“We’ve got a pretty sweet set up playing music all day in and out,” said Enders.

Richardson said the new album is “darker and scandalous”.

Ouellet agreed.

“You could say it’s matured a little. We’re a bit less folky, more grandiose and anthemic,” he said.

“A lot of this album is set in suburbia, and it’s about how as cars pile up in the driveway and jobs get busier, the effect it has on your relationships.”

The new album has one track which Ouellet wrote based on a friend with an abusive partner. All proceeds from that song will be donated to prevent abuse and violence against women.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

For more information visit thewrittenyears.com.