Preview: Wet Leg

Wet Leg (Picture: Hollie Fernando)
Wet Leg (Picture: Hollie Fernando)

by Adam Aiken

Band of the moment Wet Leg will play a sold-out show in Norfolk this month as their global profile continues to blossom.

After duo Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers released their smash first single Chaise Longue last year, their self-titled first album went straight to No 1 earlier this year and was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Wet Leg will be at the UEA (Picture: Hollie Fernando)
Wet Leg will be at the UEA (Picture: Hollie Fernando)

The Isle of Wight girls will be at the UEA, Norwich, on Sunday, November 13, for a show that forms part of a global tour that’ll be taking in the US, Australia and Japan as well as the UK and Europe.

Teasdale and Chambers formed Wet Leg after a summer playing festivals with a couple of different bands. They would play their set and then stay for the weekend to catch as much music as possible.

“Initially, we started the band because we wanted to get free entry into festivals,” said Teasdale.

“We wanted to put the summer we’d just had on loop. So I guess we wanted to make music that would fit in that setting, in that headspace, because for the most part the bands we’d been in before took themselves a bit too seriously, let’s say.

“I still have flashbacks of us earnestly declaring to our friends that we were gonna start a band and that the name would be Wet Leg – the general response being a slightly patronising pat on the back and a ‘Sure you are’.”

Wet Leg were recently support in the US and Mexico for Florence + The Machine, and next year they’ll be playing a bunch of stadium dates with Harry Styles, including four nights at Wembley Stadium.

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