VIDEO: ISLAND DUO WET LEG UNLEASH SECOND SINGLE ‘WET DREAM’

Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg are ready to unleash their next single, ‘Wet Dream’, following the success of their debut single ‘Chaise Longue’.

Since June, the debut song has clocked up over 3million streams, nearly 1million video views and also won fans in the likes of Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Iggy Pop, Florence Welch and film critic Mark Kermode.

Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers are all set to release ‘Wet Dream’, which has been described as a 2-and-a-half minute slice of exuberance as unforgettable and buoyant as ‘Chaise Longue’ that cements them as one of the most thrilling bands to emerge this year.

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Teasdale explains its origins:

“Wet Dream is a break-up song; it came about when one of my exes went through a stage of texting me after we’d broken up, telling me that he’d ‘had a dream about me’.”

The video – directed by Rhian herself – is like something out of Věra Chytilová and Salvador Dali’s wildest dreams.

Having already become one of the most talked-about bands at this summer’s Latitude, Green Man and Isle Of Wight Festivals as well as supporting the likes of Jungle and Declan McKenna on tour, Wet Leg quickly sold out their own forthcoming headline shows in London, Glasgow & Manchester.

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They are now confirmed to play the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris and Amsterdam’s London Calling, as well as support slots this autumn with Shame, Inhaler and Willie J Healey. A full UK tour for 2022 is due to be announced soon.

Stream ‘Wet Dream’ here.

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Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
1 month ago

In 1969 Max Romeo had a song called Wet Dream enter the UK pop charts. The title needed little imagination to know what the song was about particularly with the references to fanny. The BBC promptly banned the record from being played or even mentioned. In this era of “anything goes” Wet Leg won’t face the same treatment. Even so it takes a lot or courage, or perhaps spunk would be a better word, to put out a record titled Wet Dream.

Abby
Abby
Reply to  Just Sayin’
1 month ago

Attention grabbing lyrics can often be used to make up for lack of talent, or as a means to get noticed in a crowded market as in FCUK.

Which camp these fall into is yet to be known.

Can’t say the voices are good, but enjoyed the weirdness and hope they have more than we have heard to carry them to higher levels.

Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
Reply to  Abby
1 month ago

They would be great for Eurovision !

 

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