After releasing two hot singles, "Chaise Longue" and "Wet Dream,” Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers were catapulted from their confines on the Isle of Wight to sold out venues across the UK and packed-out tents at festivals causing giddy excitement wherever they went. Now, the duo are thrilled to unveil their debut album, Wet Leg.
Wet Leg was recorded and produced primarily by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey (“Chaise Longue” and “Angelica” were produced by Jon McMullen and Josh Mobaraki respectively). The album was mostly recorded in London, in April 2021, meaning they had a finished album before the world had even heard debut single “Chaise Longue” or played live.
Right from the start of Wet Leg, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers’ focus was fun, and a dry sense of humor ripples through the album. "I wanted to write fun songs, I didn't want to indulge sad feelings too much, I wanted to write stuff that's fun to listen to and fun to play,” reveals Rhian. “But then, the sad seeps through, as well."
Wet Leg is sad music for party people, and party music for sad people. It is cathartic and joyful and punk and scuzzy and above all, it's fun.
"Wet Leg was originally just supposed to be funny," says Rhian. "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."
Since unleashing their first single last year, things have moved at lightning speed for Teasdale and Chambers – from selling out all their live shows in minutes, performing on US TV three times, being crowned No.2 in BBC’s Sound of 2022 to racking up 40 million global streams and 9 million YouTube views as well as been touted, most recently, by Dave Grohl, Lorde and Jack White.