WET LEG a girl band from the Isle of Wight on Domino Records

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Only one song so far but what a calling card...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd9jeJk2UHQ

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:19 (three months ago) link

pretty pretty pretty good.

stirmonster, Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:40 (three months ago) link

Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening To Neu

Noel Emits, Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:45 (three months ago) link

very standard UK indie with slightly elevated presentation?

imago, Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:53 (three months ago) link

Not in my opinion. On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure why I like it so much. It feels assured and confident. I also find it very funny.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 28 June 2021 00:14 (three months ago) link

Learned a new word today!

peace, man, Monday, 28 June 2021 00:27 (three months ago) link

Weird, but I think I need to hear more songs by them to contextualize it? On its own, I'm not too moved, but if I had a more rounded idea of what their vision is, I might be able to frame it differently. Does that make sense? Dunno.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 28 June 2021 00:32 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Watched the video, enjoyed it, didn't think I needed to hear it more than once - but 6 Music keep playing it, and it turns out to bear up remarkably well to repeated listens. If I still compiled a personal chart, it would be number one.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

Enjoyed the track - getting Dry Cleaning crossed with Petite Meller vibes.

byebyepride, Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:08 (three months ago) link

I will regret that post within days

byebyepride, Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:18 (three months ago) link

Makes me feel like Art Brut is back and coming from me that's a compliment

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 17 July 2021 21:22 (three months ago) link

The YT is a neat side eye at #cottagecore, I guess.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 17 July 2021 23:12 (three months ago) link

Would you like us to assign someone to worry your mother?

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 18 July 2021 01:35 (three months ago) link

On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure why I like it so much. It feels assured and confident. I also find it very funny.

Yes, I also really love it, and I think its sense of humour and playfulness is a huge part of it. There is so little new music that feels fun, or funny.

Perhaps the finest song about lying on french furniture since Plastic Bertrand.

triggercut, Sunday, 18 July 2021 03:04 (three months ago) link

wow, what is this contemporary drivel

are we already post-dry cleaning?

maelin, Monday, 19 July 2021 20:57 (three months ago) link

Not sure I'd use the word drivel but yeah idgi either

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 19 July 2021 21:16 (three months ago) link

I kinda dig the song, but ever since I first heard it I haven’t been able to pinpoint the song it reminds of...until now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDdSQlCbJ90

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 19 July 2021 21:35 (three months ago) link

omg yes

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 19 July 2021 21:40 (three months ago) link

this is better than Dry Cleaning, imo

alpine static, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:30 (three months ago) link

i'll give Dry Cleaning another chance tonight tho

alpine static, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:32 (three months ago) link

I like the guitar more w/ Dry Cleaning but this is nice.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:09 (three months ago) link

extraordinarily terrible band name

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 01:23 (three months ago) link

Weird, but I think I need to hear more songs by them to contextualize it? On its own, I'm not too moved, but if I had a more rounded idea of what their vision is, I might be able to frame it differently. Does that make sense? Dunno.

I think it would be a cool statement if on their tour they just play this one song on every date and it's all very literal with the warm beer back stage and arranging networks of audience members to annoy each other's mothers and everything.

I kinda dig the song, but ever since I first heard it I haven’t been able to pinpoint the song it reminds of...until now:

It's "Roadrunner," yes? Except, you know — opposite day!

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 02:37 (three months ago) link

extraordinarily terrible band name

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, July 19, 2021 9:23 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, I will never get how groups of ostensibly creative people come up with the most banal and forgettable band names

unless this is a regional idiom or perhaps a pun I am not getting

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 09:17 (three months ago) link

So far, Level 42 still the best band from the Isle of Wight but I'm prepared to be proved wrong.

Soundtracked by an eco jazz mixtape. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 09:25 (three months ago) link

The video is necessary to get the whole sleepy eyed sarcasm across, but the attitude here is an ace distillation of a despairing humor of trying to get your life started in this broken summer. Maybe a totally one-off, but a potent one, like Vivian Goldman’s Launderette or Wet Dog’s Lower Leg, who may have inspired the band name. Stuck in my head for days.

Dry Cleaning isn’t working for me. Did get me to relisten to Algebra Suicide though.

Citole Country (bendy), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:51 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Wet Leg - Chaise Longue (Live at O2 Academy, Oxford - 24/08/21)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAfHx1bpSck

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 10:00 (one month ago) link

geez i guess covid is over?

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 11:56 (one month ago) link

UK and US attitudes to Covid are very very different at this point, but Wet Leg do not appear to have a second song yet

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 11:57 (one month ago) link

I think both Wet Leggers are/have been associates of Plastic Mermaids who seem vaguely relevant to comrade imago's interests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3rIWOa55yc

Piedie Gimbel, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 12:10 (one month ago) link

Prefer my polyrhythmic synth textures when they're not underpinning some Coldplay bollocks ngl

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 12:58 (one month ago) link

Marveling at how short the blonde woman in the band is.

Derek and Clive Get the Horn Street (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:14 (one month ago) link

80% of adults in the UK double vaxxed, and people less beefy about showing vaccine status or rapid test to go to shows i guess... still know a lot of people hesitant to go to any though.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 16:14 (one month ago) link

I liked the song the first couple times but do find it weird how they seem to be blowing up compared to all the other recent post-punk groups when they have one released song.

JoeStork, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 16:45 (one month ago) link

less chance to have bad songs if you only release one song

https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/022/138/highresrollsafe.jpg

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 16:53 (one month ago) link

geez i guess covid is over?

Particularly in England, the vast majority do seem to think it is all over. Of course, everyone is going to catch Covid at some point so maybe going out to gigs / clubs is maybe just hastening the inevitable?

stirmonster, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:38 (one month ago) link

so wait they are playing shows despite only having one song? What do they do for the rest of the time onstage?

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:02 (one month ago) link

all night long all night long on the....

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:16 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

so this is out now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpgJjdk52c

primate marmite (NickB), Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:38 (two weeks ago) link

not loving it because it does kind of sound like a franz ferdinand song, but it's fun and thats okay

primate marmite (NickB), Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:42 (two weeks ago) link

very standard UK indie with slightly elevated presentation?

― imago, Sunday, June 27, 2021 7:53 PM bookmarkflaglink

Hey, imago was right!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:50 (two weeks ago) link

Should I be 'SPENDING TIME' with this band

kinder, Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:51 (two weeks ago) link

Also, did a gen x'er write this? Buffalo 66 is a "you had to be there" 90s deep cut.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:52 (two weeks ago) link

The Undertones would like their lobster bibs back.

https://images.eil.com/large_image/THE_UNDERTONES_HYPNOTISED%2B%2B%2BLOBSTER%2B-%2BEX-742797.jpg

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Thursday, 30 September 2021 12:11 (two weeks ago) link

Literally everything has to be a 90s reference now

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:01 (two weeks ago) link

Also, did a gen x'er write this? Buffalo 66 is a "you had to be there" 90s deep cut.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever)

I found the lyrics to 'Chaise Longue' pretty cringe and that stopped me liking it but the line about B66 perfectly captures the sort of That Fucking Guy this song is about, I really like it.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:05 (two weeks ago) link

Like, it is Cinema Guy who talks non-stop about '70s cinema, especially the "edgy shit", except updated. The '90s were 30 years ago, it's so totally the same thing for their generation.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:07 (two weeks ago) link

Makes sense

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:09 (two weeks ago) link

I find this mildly more palatable but also less interesting than Chaise Longue

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:41 (two weeks ago) link

I think I've worked out the reason Chaise Longue annoys me is because the opening lines are almost identical to 'Pulled Up' by Talking Heads

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

Fell down a Vincent Gallo rabbit hole for a bit after watching. His website is really something. Not a good something, obv.

Position Position, Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:15 (two weeks ago) link

I actually watched The Brown Bunny for the first time last week. Thought it was a terrible self-indulgent mess until the ending, now have very mixed feelings about it, there is a nugget of something really good in there, but the cinematography was very poorly done.

Still love Buffalo 66 but no desire to check out anything else Gallo-related.

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:20 (two weeks ago) link

this song is horrendous

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 30 September 2021 19:27 (two weeks ago) link

i love "chaise lounge", just think the way they built that song is great, just kinda simple but really effective songwriting. this new one i'm less sold on but i think they're pretty interesting

J0rdan S., Thursday, 30 September 2021 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

This is fun and mostly forgettable.

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 30 September 2021 19:47 (two weeks ago) link

Damn was hoping i’d get to start the thread about this band.

treeship., Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:28 (one week ago) link

I love them of course.

treeship., Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:29 (one week ago) link

This live version of Chaise Longue that came out last week got a decent chuckle out of me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8FELWZcmZw

Whatever they do with their career, I'm just eternally grateful to them for speaking the words chaise longue out loud because I've been running around calling it a chase lounge for eternity. I feel very continental now.

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:00 (one week ago) link

hah, that has endeared me to them (and the song) a fair bit I must say

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 13:41 (one week ago) link

that was good fun

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:29 (one week ago) link

New song really really really not at the level of Chaise Longue

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:40 (one week ago) link

I wonder how much people would be talking about these two songs if they were the new singles by, like, the Breeders or Warpaint or even Dry Cleaning. I really fail to hear what's supposed to be so special about this beyond "whoa, new thing!"

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:54 (one week ago) link

+1 for "not getting it at all"

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 02:23 (one week ago) link

I imagine people my age would be talking about the funny new Breeders single a lot, people the age of the band Wet Leg would probably just tell their parents that band they like has a new funny song.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 02:45 (one week ago) link


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