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Wet Leg announce debut album and UK tour dates

By | Published on Tuesday 30 November 2021

Wet Leg

Alright, first bit of news, Wet Leg have released two new songs and remain very good. Second bit of news, they’re going to release their debut album in April. And finally, they’ve got UK tour dates coming up in January, February and mostly April. Have a little lie down on a chaise longue while you take all of that in.

Speaking about the sort of stuff you’ll find on that album they’ve got coming out, the duo’s Rhian Teasdale says: “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. But then, the sad seeps through as well”.

“Wet Leg is sad music for party people, and party music for sad people”, she goes on. “It is cathartic and joyful and punk and scuzzy and above all, it’s fun. Wet Leg was originally just supposed to be funny. 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 people to have a good time, even if that might not possible all of the time”.

The album, also called ‘Wet Leg’, is set for release on 8 Apr. Those two new tracks are ‘Too Late Now’ – “about sleepwalking into adulthood” – and ‘Oh No’ – “an 80s sci-fi film distilled into two minutes and 29 seconds”. Check out both below.

Oh and here are all those tour dates:

16 Jan: London, Brixton Academy (supporting Idles)
28 Jan: Manchester, Yes
29 Jan: Bristol, The Louisiana
30 Jan: Southampton, The Joiners
1 Feb: Margate, Elsewhere
2 Feb: London, 100 Club
16 Apr: Newcastle University
17 Apr: Edinburgh, The Mash House
19 Apr: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
20 Apr: Manchester, Gorilla
21 Apr: Bristol, Trinity Centre
23 Apr: Birmingham, Institute
24 Apr: Norwich Arts Centre
26 Apr: London, Koko
27 Apr: Portsmouth, The Wedgewood Rooms