MUSIC NEWS : WET LEG nominated for FOUR Brit Awards + confirmed to play at the Brit Awards 2023 ceremony next month!

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Wet Leg nominated for four BRIT Awards including Group of the Year, Mastercard Album of the Year and Best New Artist

 Plus, they will perform at The BRIT Awards 2023 ceremony on February 11th

“An exceptional debut album” Mojo #2 in Albums of the Year

“The year’s breakout guitar album” The Guardian #8 in Albums of the Year

“Delivering an album that not only lived up to the hype, but slapped a much-needed smile back on the face of British guitar music” NME #2 in Albums of the Year

“The album kept the antic wit and pop fizz across 12 tracks that wryly chronicled twentysomething life in the 2020s” Uncut #7 in Albums of the Year

“The breakout band of the year” Grazia

“Proceeded to slaughter all expectations with their fantastic full-length debut” Rolling Stone #10 Albums of the Year

“With enough character, wit and straightforward but catchy tunes to make guitar music exciting again, the band led by Rhian Teasdale & Hester Chambers have brought attitude back to indie rock in a way not seen since the Strokes” The Times Albums of the Year

“Music in 2022 belonged to Wet Leg” Big Issue Band of the Year

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

“‘Wet Leg’ is very much only the beginning” DIY #7 in Albums of the Year

“Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers’ full-length debut lives up to that track’s enormous promise, with songs that tap into several generations’ worth of rock and post-punk influences while still capturing a cocktail of moods that’s unmistakably of-the-moment: somehow both over- and under-stimulated, introspective but distant, lusty but numb.” NPR #31 Albums of the Year 

“An absolute blast” Daily Telegraph #2 in Albums of the Year

“The debut from this Isle of Wight duo is well worth it” Vogue Albums of the Year

“As the unofficial torchbearers of the 2000s blog-rock revival, Wet Leg relish in succumbing to the digital realm, with its deadpan sarcasm, meme accounts, and inside-joke-filled DMs” Pitchfork Rock Albums of the Year

“Riotously smart debut” Record Collector #2 in Albums of the Year

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

“[Their] combination of vulnerability and their willingness to not take themselves too seriously that’s given them staying power” Stereogum #13 Albums of the Year

“One of the best albums of the year” GQ

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

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

It has been a monumental 18 months for Wet Leg since they released their debut single “Chaise Longue”. Today, they add

another incredible achievement to the list – they have been nominated in four categories at The BRIT Awards 2023: Group of the Year, Best New Artist, Mastercard Album of the Year and Best Rock/Alternative Act. They will also be performing at the ceremony on February 11th 2023.

Of the feat, Rhian Teasdale & Hester Chambers said today, “Somebody hold our horses while we get to grips with this wild news – being nominated for a BRIT Award is too hard to comprehend.  We never could have expected for our wee band to achieve this.”

Before Christmas, the band performed “Wet Dream” on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show – watch it here

Fans can also hear a brand new Unknown Mortal Orchestra remix of “Chaise Longue”

Additionally, Wet Leg have been confirmed to play Coachella and Reading & Leeds Festivals and have also been announced as special guests of Pulp at their comeback gig in London’s Finsbury Park.

Ahead of next month’s BRIT Awards, the band start their extensive tour support for Harry Styles and are also up for five GRAMMY Awards on February 5th.

The debut album Wet Leg is available to buy on vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally via Wet Leg Store | Digital

Stream Wet Leg here.

 Upcoming 2023  live dates

26th January – The Kia Forum, Inglewood *

27th January – The Kia Forum, Inglewood *

29th January – The Kia Forum, Inglewood *

14th February – Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka

15th February – O-East, Tokyo

17th February – O-East, Tokyo

20th February – HBF Park, Perth *

24th February – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne *

25th February – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne *

28th February – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast *

3rd March – Accor Stadium, Sydney *

4th March – Accor Stadium, Sydney *

7th March – MT Smart Stadium, Auckland *

11th April – Lunario, Mexico City

14th April – Coachella, Indio, CA

21st Aril – Coachella, Indio, CA

13th May – Casa Arena, Horsens *

14th May – Casa Arena, Horsens *

17th May – Olympiastadion, Munich *

18th May – Olympiastadion, Munich *

22nd May – Building Society Arena, Coventry *

23rd May – Building Society Arena, Coventry *

26th May – Murrayfield, Edinburgh *

27th May – Murrayfield, Edinburgh *

1st June – Stade De France, Paris *

2nd June – Stade De France, Paris *

5th June – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam *

6th June – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam *

10th June – Slane Castle, Slane *

13th June – Wembley Stadium, London *

14th June – Wembley Stadium, London *

16th June – Wembley Stadium, London *

17th June – Wembley Stadium, London *

20th June – Principality Stadium, Cardiff *

21st June – Principality Stadium, Cardiff *

24th June – Werchter Park, Werchter *

27th June – Merkur-Speil Arena, Dusseldorf *

28th June – Merkur-Speil Arena, Dusseldorf *

1st July – Finsbury Park, London ^

2nd July – PGE Narodony, Warsaw *

5th July – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt *

8th July – Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna *

12th July – Estadi Olimpic Lluis Company, Barcelona *

14th July – Espacio Mad Cool, Madrid *

18th July – Passeio Maritimo Alges, Lisbon *

22nd July – Emilia RCF Arena, Reggio *

25th August – Reading Festival, Reading

26th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds


* w/ Harry Styles

^ w/ Pulp

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