Wet Leg are currently touring the USA ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album. The band created and fronted by Isle Of Wight musicians Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers recently appeared on The Jimmy Fallon show and you can watch them performing the previous singles “Chaise Longue” and “Wet Dream ” below.
Not sure who the drummer is here, ( regular drummer Henry is indisposed )possibly a TV studio session player who does a fine stand-in job And a much better fit than when The Jesus and Mary Chain made their U.S. television debut on Letterman in 1992 to perform “Far Gone And Out.” The band were gifted a TV studio session bass player who would have looked more at home in Level 42 – Watch that moment HERE
Their debut album Wet Leg was recorded and produced in the main by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey. Rhian says of the process: “It was such a beautiful and homely studio, with no glass separating us. We didn’t have much studio recording experience, but we immediately felt at ease at Dan’s.” The album was mostly recorded in April 2021, meaning they had a finished album before the world had even heard “Chaise Longue” or played live. “I guess how it happened was unconventional,” admits Hester. Rhian speculates: “Not many new bands get the opportunity to cocoon themselves in the studio without the noise and opinions of the outside world.” “It felt like a weird social experiment” jokes Hester.
Wet Leg, the album, is sad music for party people, and party music for sad people. The main focus was always ‘good-times-all-the-time’ right from the start. Whilst the album is for the most part a representation of that sensibility, a dry and often dark sense of humour ripples through. It is cathartic and joyful and punk and scuzzy and above all, it’s fun.
Stream all four songs Wet Leg have released so far here.
Wet Leg is available to pre-order on exclusive clear vinyl (with a 7” of two non-album tracks) via the band’s webstore, standard vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally. A variety of merch (T-shirt, print) is available as a pre-order bundle too. Pre-order: Wet Leg Store | Digital
Upcoming live dates
16th March – Domino showcase @ Half-Step, SXSW, Austin, TX
17th March – The British Music Embassy / BBC @ Cedar Street Courtyard, SXSW, Austin, TX
16th April – Newcastle University, Newcastle – sold out
17th April – The Mash House, Edinburgh – sold out
19th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – sold out
20th April – Gorilla, Manchester – sold out
21st April – Trinity Centre, Bristol – sold out
23rd April – o2 Institute, Birmingham – sold out
24th April – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich – sold out
26th April – Electric Ballroom, London – sold out + venue change
27th April – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – sold out
28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park, Warrington
16th June – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport
9th July – TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, Glasgow
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