Wet Leg land at Number 1 on the UK Album Charts

Wet Leg’s debut album lands at Number 1 on the UK Official Charts - stream here

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Photo credit: Hollie Fernando “They’ve ensured their debut album is well worth hearing – again and again and again” The Guardian 4* Album 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*

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

“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” 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” Sunday Times Culture

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

“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

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

“Absurdist delights” The Observer Artist of the Week

“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

“A thick slice of power pop” The I Paper 4* Album of the Week

“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 1. Less than a year ago, 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 50M streams and 10M YouTube views. On reaching the top spot, Wet Leg say: “Thank you to those who bought the album, streamed the album, played a song of ours to their captive friends on a long car journey. Thanks to everyone who has come to a show. Thanks to everyone that has shouted “WHAT?!!!!” Back to us after each “Excuse me?” at a gig. Thanks to everyone who has come to a show wearing lobster claws on hands and straw hats and mops on their heads and thank you to everyone that worked on the album. Thanks to everyone for believing in us even before we did! Life is a funny old thing and we feel so much gratitude to you guys for supporting us and allowing us to play music with our friends every night. Thank you thank you thank you so much for joining us on this crazy wave and getting us to number freakin’ one!!” The 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 UK tour starts tomorrow night. Watch Wet Leg Live on The Porch here.

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

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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 16th April – Newcastle University, Newcastle – sold out 17th April – The Mash House, Edinburgh – sold out 19th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – sold out 20th April – Gorilla, Manchester – sold out 21st April – Trinity Centre, Bristol – sold out 23rd April – o2 Institute, Birmingham – sold out 24th April – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich – sold out 26th April – Electric Ballroom, London – sold out 27th April – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – sold out 28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park, Warrington 16th June – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport 23rd June – The Louisiana, Bristol – Independent Venue Week/sold out 9th July – TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, Glasgow 13th November – UEA, Norwich – sold out 14th November - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol – sold out 15th November – O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool – sold out 17th November - SWG3, Glasgow – sold out 18th November - Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds – sold out 19th November - O2 Ritz, Manchester – sold out 21st November - O2 Institute, Birmingham – sold out 23rd November - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – sold out 24th November - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – sold out 25th November – Rock City, Nottingham – sold out 27th November – Limelight, Belfast – sold out Wet Leg Online: Website | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok | Twitter