Wet Leg Announce Self-Titled Debut Album, Share Two New Singles

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Wet Leg Announce Self-Titled Debut Album, Share Two New Singles

After making a grand entrance this past summer with their killer single “Chaise Longue,” English duo Wet Leg have announced their self-titled debut album, coming April 8, 2022, on Domino. Out now alongside the details of Wet Leg are two new tracks, “Too Late Now” (with a video directed by Fred Rowson) and “Oh No.”

Hailing from the Isle of Wight, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers make “sad music for party people, and party music for sad people,” as a press release puts it. “Wet Leg was originally just supposed to be funny,” says Teasdale. “As a woman, there’s so much put on you, in that your only value is how pretty or cool you look. But we want to be goofy and a little bit rude. We want to write songs that people can dance to. And we want to people to have a good time, even if that might not possible all of the time.”

June standout “Chaise Longue” and September’s “Wet Dream” bore out that vision, with “Too Late Now” and “Oh No” now following suit—the former is a propulsive rocker about young adult identity crises and brain fog (“Now everything is going wrong / I think I changed my mind again / I’m not sure if this is a song / I don’t even know what I’m saying”), while the latter is a lurching stomper about doomscrolling (“Suck the life from my eyes / It feels nice”). Wet Leg continue to juggle bottled-lightning energy with incisive humor and an innate sense of melody, a winning combination.

Teasdale says “Too Late Now” is “about sleepwalking into adulthood,” explaining:

I never imagined that my adult life would look the way it does and I guess this song reflects on some of the pressures and pulls of life. Sometimes I get really inside my head and everything can feel very overwhelming. I think this song is about accepting that life can feel a bit shit from time to time. Maybe don’t indulge that thought too much, though. Just take some time for yourself. Take a breath. Have a bath. It might make you feel a bit better.

Of “Oh No,” she simply asks, “You know when you’re having dinner with someone, and they check their phone, and just … go?”

Wet Leg recorded their self-titled debut in London in April 2021 with Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey, who produced 10 of its 12 tracks (Jon McMullen and Josh Mobaraki produced “Chaise Longue” and “Angelica,” respectively). Teasdale and Chambers had finished their album before they had even played a show, let alone witnessed the adulation around their debut single.

The duo will play their first U.S. shows in December, with dates already sold out in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers set for Dec. 8, and slots supporting CHVRCHES at a handful of California shows. Their first full North American tour, just announced, is set for March 2022.

Check out “Too Late Now” and “Oh No” below, and find the details of Wet Leg further down, along with the duo’s tour dates.

Wet Leg Tracklist:
01. Being In Love
02. Chaise Longue
03. Angelica
04. I Don’t Wanna Go Out
05. Wet Dream
06. Convincing
07. Loving You
08. Ur Mum
09. Oh No
10. Piece of Shit
11. Supermarket
12. Too Late Now

Wet Leg Album Art:


Wet Leg Tour Dates:

01 – Rennes, France @ Transmusicales de Rennes
07 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge – sold out
08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool – sold out
08 – Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right – sold out
13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo- sold out
14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge – sold out
15 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop – sold out
16 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
17-18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *

January 2022
16 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy ^
19 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Eurosonic
20 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko
28 – Manchester, UK @ Yes Pink Room
29 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
30 – Southampton, UK @ The Joiners

February 2022
01 – Margate, UK @ Elsewhere
02 – London, UK @ 100 Club

March 2022
03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
04 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
07 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
08 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PBD
10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11 – Washington, DC @ DC9
12 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
14 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
16-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
23 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Pabellon Cuervo ^
25 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
26 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
27 – Portland, OR @ Vitalidad

April 2022
16 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle University – sold out
17 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Mash House- sold out
19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club – sold out
20 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla – sold out
21 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity Centre – sold out
23 – Birmingham, UK @ o2 Institute – sold out
24 – Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre – sold out
26 – London, UK @ Koko – sold out
27 – Portsmouth, UK @ The Wedgewood Rooms – sold out

May 2022
28 – Warrington, UK @ Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park

(* = with CHVRCHES)
(^ = with IDLES)

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