- 15 Apr 22
The UK Indie rockers begin their completely sold-out spring 2022 UK tour tomorrow.
Less than a year after releasing their infectiously catchy debut single 'Chaise Longue', the indie rock duo who hail from the Isle of Wight have landed their first No.1 on the UK Official Album Chart with their self-titled debut album.
Since exploding into the music world, Wet Leg have given numerous TV performances and racked up over 50 million streams and 9.5 million YouTube views.
With their clever innuendo, dry humour, and all around sense of pure fun, the UK duo have enamored listeners all over the globe. Whether it’s the lyrical flourishes of 'Chaise Longue', the wicked belittlement of 'Wet Dream', or the absurdly gleeful delights of 'Angelica', it’s no wonder that Hotpress’ Will Russell has compared the hype surrounding Wet leg to that of the Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
The album was recorded and produced in the main by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey ('Chaise Longue' was produced by Jon McMullen and Josh Mobaraki respectively). Carey has earned multiple Mercury Prize nods after working with the likes of Fontaines D.C, Kae Tempest, Nick Mulvey and Black Midi.
“We both used to do solo, folk-leaning stuff,” Rhian Teasdale told Hotpress back in February. “because we started writing when Laura Marling released her first LP. Joanna Newsom, Josephine Foster and Patrick Watson inspired us – a world away from what we’re doing now. But I was also listening to The Strokes, The Black Keys, Kings Of Leon and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. When writing, I draw from that pot of influences. We just kind of imagined Wet Leg music as a setlist we’d want to play.”
“The album’s lyrics are humour-based, because I can’t take anything seriously, but they’re also cutting. Succeeding in music seems to require momentum. I have an endless list of bands I love who haven’t been given as much support as we have.”
Check out the full Hotpress review of Wet Leg HERE.
See Wet Leg's full list of tour dates HERE.
Listen to Wet Leg’s new album below:
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