A newly formed band has released its cheeky debut single after signing with Domino Records.
Musicians Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers — regularly spotted among Plastic Mermaid alumni — have teamed up to form Wet Leg.
The irreverent duo’s new track, Chaise Longue, dabs at the inner-ear in a manner fit for the love-child of Billy No Mates and a youthful Bob Dylan.
Rejecting the all-singing, all-smiling etiquette synonymous with weekend TV talent shows, Rhian remains virtually deadpan throughout the music video, while Hester’s visage is obscured entirely by an oversized straw hat.
Chaise Longue is the first of a string of releases planned by the band this year, and a promising platform from which to launch.
Hooking, uncluttered and dripping with ironic undertones, Wet Leg’s debut single offers welcome contrast to a glut of painstakingly manicured musos lurking around the mainstream.
The song has been produced by the prolific Jon McMullen and mixed by Alan Moulder — he of Arctic Monkeys, Beach House and Foals fame — while the music video was directed by the band themselves.
Wet Leg, an appealingly peculiar double act, have captured lightning in a bottle. If they can remain authentic, the apex of their ascension is boundless.
The first of a number of live performances is scheduled for Margate on July 10, with a hometown celebration set for the Isle of Wight Festival in September.
Dates and further information are available online at www.wetlegband.com