Wet Leg : “UR Mum”

Ahead of their debut album, Wet Leg drop one last irresistibly catchy track in the form of the “UR Mum.” It contains Wet Leg’s love of the absurd, combined with their knack for banging out jaunty melodic earworms that are a hell of a lot of fun.

Personally pretentious fuckwits will not sully my enjoyment of the band with their reductive artless carping about the band’s “authenticity “and incongruous “indie credentials”. They obviously didn’t get the “nobody’s fucking arsed memo.” Wet Leg are superb live, tighter than a Sunak’s wallet and their debut album will deservedly get rave reviews.

Wet Leg said they had but one mission and it certainly wasn’t to be the “saviours of indie rock” it was simply to have fun. So it’s a case of “haters gonna hate, but Wet Leg will remain great” and they will continue to produce unpretentious music that’s witty, melodic, relatable, daft and connects with people. And for a while it makes you forget the binfire we are currently living through. And sometimes that’s exactly what you need in your life.

Rhian Teasdale of the band says of the song: “I was pretty angry at way things had gone in this particular dynamic. It’s just a diss song I wrote to make myself feel better. It worked.

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The video directed by Lava La Rue who says: “The Ur Mum video was all about bringing the viewer into the Wet Leg world – sprinkling details throughout the visual that not only reference at least 4 songs off the album but also plenty of inside jokes within the band too. Artistically it shows where the aesthetic of American indie films like Napoleon Dynamite fit perfectly in the scape of rural British settings – this concept first came to me when the band took me to IOW for the first time – I saw the connection and it all clicked into place.”

The band have just completed an extensive round of touring in North America including roadblock SXSW showcases, an Academy Awards pre party for YSL, performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

They’ve also confirmed their UK touring plans for November including 2 dates at London’s O2 Forum which are already sold out. Fresh from their appearance at BBC 6 Music Festival on the weekend, they’ve been announced for Radio 1’s Big Weekender in May and also as the only addition to Radio 1’s Brit List.

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
Thursday 7th April – Banquet @ PRYZM, Kingston (early & late) – sold out
Friday 8th April – Rough Trade East, London (matinee & evening) – sold out
Saturday 9th April – Resident, Brighton – sold out
Sunday 10th April – Rough Trade, Bristol – sold out
Monday 11th April – Rough Trade, Nottingham – sold out
Tuesday 12th April – HMV, Birmingham – sold out
13th April – Bear Tree Records out-store at The Foundry, Sheffield – sold out
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
27th April – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – sold out
14th May – Point Ephemere, Paris – sold out
28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park, Warrington
16th June – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport
23rd June – The Louisiana, Bristol – Independent Venue Week/sold out
9th July – TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, Glasgow
13th November – UEA, Norwich – sold out
14th November – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol – sold out
15th November – O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool – sold out
17th November – SWG3, Glasgow – sold out
18th November – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds – sold out
19th November – O2 Ritz, Manchester – sold out
21st November – O2 Institute, Birmingham
23rd November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – sold out
24th November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – sold out
25th November – Rock City, Nottingham – sold out
27th November – Limelight, Belfast
28th November – Academy, DublinTickets

Wet Leg have partnered with PLUS1 on their November UK tour so that £1 from every ticket goes to War Child to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war. www.warchild.org.uk

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