Wet Leg (Domino)
Few artists scoop up the popularity Wet Leg have only after their first singles (Chaise Longue and Wet Dream), though Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers’ “sad music for party people”, with its dry humour and lyrical delivery, caught the affection and acclaim of listeners and critics in 2021. Recorded in spring 2021, before the world had even been introduced to the music of Wet Leg, the debut album amps up the playfulness of their initial singles and keeps it running throughout the record, which is one for fans of Hinds and The Orielles.
The album’s final track, single Too Late Now, is a perfect illustration of Wet Leg at their finest, and brilliant closing note to a long-awaited record and embodiment of the uniqueness of their music, highlighting the pair’s ability to combine witty lyrics with infectious instrumentals that celebrate and encapsulate the group’s sound and the messiness of young urban life.
words CHLOË EDWARDS
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