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 (one month ago) link

pretty pretty pretty good.

stirmonster, Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:40 (one month ago) link

Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening To Neu

Noel Emits, Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:45 (one month ago) link

very standard UK indie with slightly elevated presentation?

imago, Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:53 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Learned a new word today!

peace, man, Monday, 28 June 2021 00:27 (one month 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 (one month 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

byebyepride, Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:08 (two weeks ago) link

I will regret that post within days

byebyepride, Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:18 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

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

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

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 18 July 2021 01:35 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

wow, what is this contemporary drivel

are we already post-dry cleaning?

maelin, Monday, 19 July 2021 20:57 (one week ago) link

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

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 19 July 2021 21:16 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

omg yes

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 19 July 2021 21:40 (one week ago) link

this is better than Dry Cleaning, imo

alpine static, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:30 (one week ago) link

i'll give Dry Cleaning another chance tonight tho

alpine static, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:32 (one week ago) link

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

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

extraordinarily terrible band name

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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link


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