ALBUM NEWS : WET LEG score the Isle Of Wight’s first ever No.1 on the UK Official Album Chart with their eponymously-titled debut album!

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Wet Leg’s debut album flies straight in at No.1 on the UK Official Album Chart!

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“They’ve ensured their debut album is well worth hearing – again and again and again” The Guardian 4* (Album of the Week)

“An absolute blast” The Telegraph 4* (Album of the Week)

“A thick slice of power pop” The i Paper 4* (Album of the Week)

“Wet Leg’s album positions them as one of those acts gifted enough to transcend their moment, existing instead in continuum with the classics.”

Stereogum (Album of the Week)

“Absurdist delights” The Observer (Artist of the Week)

“It rushes with liberating, infectious joy that makes you want to grab your own partner-in-crime and speed off on an adventure to find somewhere that’s, as Angelica’s mantra suggests, is ‘good times all the time’” NME 5*

“The right amount of silly and strange, off-beam and familiar” Mojo 4*

“’Wet Leg’ is a charming, addictive début—wry, melodic, gleeful, smart, and cool” The New Yorker

“This album is an unashamedly goofy celebration of fun, sex and romance, but also a bittersweet commentary on the price of pleasure, the cruel downside of love and the trials of being twentysomething women in 21st-century Britain” Uncut 8/10

“The Isle of Wight band’s debut recalls the Strokes’ Is This It: short tight songs and the impression they are having a total laugh” The Times 4*

“The Isle of Wight’s greatest export” The Sunday Times

“The Wet Leg album is a thrashing good time” New York Times

“A surreal, silly, super fun success” Evening Standard 4*

“This debut does prove that Teasdale and Chambers possess the instincts of canny entertainers, ones who already know how to hook you into their prickly, raunchy, witty way of looking at the world” NPR Fresh Air

“Wet Leg arrive fully formed and ready to have fun” Esquire

“There are enough sardonic one-liners on Wet Leg’s eponymous debut to fill a musical comedy act” Loud & Quiet 9/10

“One of the best albums of the year” GQ

“Effortless” DIY 5*

“Riotously smart debut” Record Collector 4*

“Wet Leg really are everything we said they were” Dork 5*

“Wet Leg’s self-titled LP is the most infectious, alluring, irresistible, and downright fun debut record that’s come our way in a long, long time.” Clash 9/10

“On Wet Leg, existential ennui never sounded so fun” The Independent 4*

The album is called Wet Leg and it is Number One!!!

Less than a year ago, the Isle of Wight’s Wet Leg released their debut single; the infectious, tongue-in-cheek “Chaise Longue” alongside a suitably irrepressible video. It set Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers off on an unexpected journey.

“It all seems so long ago now,” says Rhian, still a little stunned by the rapid pace of it all. “It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road and, if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

That journey has taken in lobster claws, bubble baths and an elusive mop man alongside numerous TV performances and sell out tours all whilst racking up over 50 million streams and 9.5 million YouTube views.

The debut album was recorded and produced in the main by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey (“Chaise Longue” and “Angelica” were produced by Jon McMullen and Josh Mobaraki respectively). The main focus was always “good-times-all-the-time” (“Angelica”) right from the start. Whilst the record is for the most part a representation of that sensibility, a dry and often dark sense of humour ripples through. Whether that’s eviscerating a pretentious ex-boyfriend who sends unwanted texts declaring he’s dreamt you were back together and happily married (“Wet Dream”) or being sucked into the 3am doom scroll on the magnificent glam-stomp “Oh No”, reminiscent of an ‘80s sci-fi film, distilled into two minutes and 29 seconds.

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. More and more people are now in on the joke with the two of them, but that spirit remains at the centre of what they do. “Home is now behind you. The world is ahead” concludes Hester.

The band’s completely sold-out spring 2022 UK tour starts tomorrow night.

Watch the videos for “Ur Mum” and “Too Late Now”

‘Wet Leg’ album tracklisting:

  1. Being In Love
  2. Chaise Longue
  3. Angelica
  4. I Don’t Wanna Go Out
  5. Wet Dream
  6. Convincing
  7. Loving You
  8. Ur Mum
  9. Oh No
  10. Piece of Shit
  11. Supermarket
  12. Too Late Now

 Wet Leg is available to buy on vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally. A variety of merch (T-shirt, print) is available as a bundle too.

Buy: Wet Leg Store | Digital


Upcoming live dates (2022)


16th April                      Newcastle University SOLD OUT

17th April                      Edinburgh – The Mash House SOLD OUT

19th April                      Leeds Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT

20th April                      Manchester Gorilla SOLD OUT

21st April                      Bristol Trinity Centre SOLD OUT

23rd April                      Birmingham 02 Institute SOLD OUT

24th April                      Norwich Arts Centre SOLD OUT

26th April                      London – Electric Ballroom (upgraded venue) SOLD OUT

27th April                      Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms SOLD OUT

14th May                       Paris Point Ephemere SOLD OUT

15th May                       Brussels – Le Nuits Botanique @ Botanique Rotonde

16th May                       Cologne Jaki

19th May                       Nijmegen Doornroosje

20th May                       Rotterdam Rotown SOLD OUT

21st May                       Amsterdam – London Calling @ Paradiso

23rd May                       Munich Milla

24th May                       Munich Milla SOLD OUT

25th May                       Berlin – Berghain/Kantine SOLD OUT

28th May                       Warrington Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park

16th June                      Newport – Isle of Wight Festival

23rd June                      Bristol Louisiana (Independent Venue Week) SOLD OUT

9th July                         Glasgow Green – TRNSMT

25th August                  Vancouver Rickshaw Theatre SOLD OUT

23rd October                 Munich Strom

25th October                 Milan Magazzini Generali

26th October                 Zurich Mascotte

29th October                 Hamburg Mojo Club

4th November                Antwerp Trix

5th November                Groningen Vera

6th November                Berlin Astra Kulturehaus

7th November                Cologne Kantine

9th November                Paris Elysee Montmartre

10th November              Esch-sur-alzette – Rockhal Club

11th November              Amsterdam Paradiso Noord

13th November              Norwich UEA SOLD OUT

14th November              Bristol O2 Academy SOLD OUT

15th November              Liverpool O2 Academy SOLD OUT

17th November              Glasgow SWG3 SOLD OUT

18th November              Leeds Beckett University Students Union SOLD OUT

19th November              Manchester O2 Ritz SOLD OUT

21st November              Birmingham O2 Institute

23rd November              London O2 Forum Kentish Town SOLD OUT

24th November              London O2 Forum Kentish Town (extra show) SOLD OUT

25th November              Nottingham Rock City SOLD OUT

27th November              Belfast Limelight

28th November              Dublin Academy



Wet Leg have partnered with PLUS1 on their November 2022 UK & Irish tour so that £1 from every ticket goes to War Child to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war.


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