Out Now: Wet Leg Riding High with Quirky, Engaging & Dynamic Debut Album (Listen)

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The past year or so has seen U.K. indie/rock duo Wet Leg become a bit of a global phenomenon, the momentum of the band’s breakthrough single “Chaise Longue” more or less becoming a contemporary classic among indie circles.

It was all gearing up to this past Friday, April 8’s release of the band’s debut full-length, a record which quickly ascended up the streaming and iTunes charts.

Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chamb have put together an especially engaging sound, one that packs in as much quirk and lyrical wordplay about relationship and the struggles of life as it does infectious melodies that will linger with you well past the album’s runtime. It all began with “Chaise Longue”:

And was continued with other pre-release tracks including “Oh No,” with a video that even pointed fingers back at the criticism some have thrown at the group due to its style:

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In addition to their unique delivery and songwriting style, Wet Leg also has dashes of The Breeders and Pixies that come to mind while giving the record a listen. It all blends into a very engaging listen.

Based on the early returns, Wet Leg will only see its stature rise now that the album has been unlashed to the masses — so get on board! Stream the record below.

Having recently finished a U.S. tour, the band doesn’t have any stateside dates on the schedule yet but they will inevitably return … so catch a show!

Thursday April 7th – Banquet @ PRYZM, Kingston (early & late) – sold out

Friday April 8th – Rough Trade East, London (matinee & evening) – sold out

Saturday April 9th – Resident, Brighton – sold out

Sunday April 10th – Rough Trade, Bristol – sold out

Monday April 11th – Rough Trade, Nottingham – sold out

Tuesday April 12th – HMV, Birmingham – sold out

Wednesday April 13th – Bear Tree Records out-store at The Foundry, Sheffield – sold out

April 16th – Newcastle University, Newcastle – sold out

April 17th – The Mash House, Edinburgh – sold out

April 19th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – sold out

April 20th – Gorilla, Manchester – sold out

April 21st – Trinity Centre, Bristol – sold out

April 23rd – o2 Institute, Birmingham – sold out

April 24th – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich – sold out

April 26th – Electric Ballroom, London – sold out

April 27th – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – sold out

May 14th – Point Ephemere, Paris – sold out

May 15th – Le Nuits Botanique @ Botanique Rotonde, Brussels

May 16th – Jaki, Cologne

May 19th – Doornroosje, Nijmegen

May 20th – Rotown, Rotterdam – sold out

May 21st – London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam

May 23rd – Milla, Munich

May 24th – Milla, Munich – sold out

May 25th – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin – sold out

May 28th – Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park, Warrington

June 16th – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport

June 23rd – The Louisiana, Bristol – Independent Venue Week – sold out

July 9th – TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, Glasgow

August 25th – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver – sold out

October 23rd – Strom, Munich

October 25th – Magazzini Generali, Milan

October 26th – Mascotte, Zurich

October 29th – Mojo Club, Hamburg

November 4th – Trix, Antwerp

November 5th – Vera, Groningen

November 6th – Astra Kulturehaus, Berlin

November 7th – Kantine, Cologne

November 9th – Elysee Montmartre, Paris

November 10th – Rockhal Club, Esch-sur-alzette

November 11th – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam

November 13th – UEA, Norwich – sold out

November 14th – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol – sold out

November 15th – O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool – sold out

November 17th – SWG3, Glasgow – sold out

November 18th – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds – sold out

November 19th – O2 Ritz, Manchester – sold out

November 21st – O2 Institute, Birmingham

November 23rd – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – sold out

November 24th – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – sold out

November 25th – Rock City, Nottingham – sold out

November 27th – Limelight, Belfast

November 28th – Academy, Dublin

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