Wet Leg – “Tiny Desk”

With Wet Leg the listener steps back into time, to a more innocent world that may no longer exist. Founded in 2019 by Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers on the Isle of Wight, the band has swiftly grown from having two songs online to an appearance on Later with Jools Holland followed by sold-out tours in the UK and the US. What is it about this band that makes them so irresistible? Perhaps it is their geeky-chic vibe and the cool lyrics. Looking at them play in NPR’s Tiny Desk home concert format, you can see the band’s strengths. Two female guitarists, riffing on their guitars (St Vincent inspired?) supported by long-haired males sets up a refreshing perspective on what modern indie-rock can be today. But it is the interplay between the founders, two childhood friends, that really defines the band. The video below shows the band playing their latest single Chaise Longue at the NPR offices in LA. Their debut self-titled album is scheduled for release on 8 April 2022 via Domino.

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