Amidst a night of hazy scenes in their native Isle of Wight, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel.
They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg.
Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they set about making some recordings of their own.
Today, Wet Leg are pleased to share their debut single with the world. The song is called “Chaise Longue”. Produced by Jon McMullen and mixed by Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys. Beach House, Foals), “Chaise Longue” is an infectious, tongue-in-cheek instant-classic with a suitably irrepressible video to match, directed by the band themselves.
Wet Leg have a string of live shows lined up for later this year including dates with Declan McKenna, Latitude and Isle of Wight Festivals plus Sports Team’s annual Margate Bus Trip.
Upcoming live dates 10th July – Margate Bus Trip+ 22nd-25th July – Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk 23rd August – Junction, Cambridge* 24th August – o2 Academy, Oxford * 31st August – SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow* 1st September - SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow* 4th September – o2 City Hall, Newcastle* 6th September – o2 Academy, Liverpool* 7th September – Rock City, Nottingham* 19th September – Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight 11th October – The Crescent, York^ 12th October – King Tut’s, Glasgow^ 13th October – Think Tank?, Newcastle^ 15th October – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford^ 16th October – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford^ (matinee) 16th October – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford^