NEWS: Wet Leg unveil eagerly awaited new single 'Angelica'

NEWS: Wet Leg unveil eagerly awaited new single ‘Angelica’

With the hotly anticipated release of Wet Leg’s self-titled debut album just over a month away, the duo of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers have unveiled their latest single ‘Angelica’. In less than a year, the duo have become hot property with previous singles getting rave reviews from across the board.

Chaise Longue’ was the band’s debut last summer and it set a precedent of expectation; it’s sharply funny lyrics and instantly catchy hook finding an audience immediately.  It opened some big doors, with 6 Music quick to get on board, after the song initially blew up on Tik Tok. Subsequent releases ‘Wet Dream’,  ‘Too Late Now’  and ‘Oh No’ have taken interest in the band even further and showed they have much more to offer than one viral hit.

New single ‘Angelica’ was recorded in Hester’s living room and is named after one of Rhian’s oldest friends. It’s a joyous, synth-infused trip through the highs and lows of youthful friendship in the 21st Century; the guitars have a harder edge than previous singles though and there is more to the track than the intial party vibes suggest. “It’s laced with disenchantment,” Rhian says. “Even though the chorus is ‘good times, all the time’. That’s just impossible, isn’t it?” 

The video was shot on the Isle of Wight and was self-directed by the band. It sees Rhian and Hester indulging in plenty of dancing, play-fighting and hugging to a stunning lighthouse backdrop. Watch below.

Wet Leg is released on 8th April via Domino Records and the band tour extensively throughout April as well as playing several festivals, including the BBC 6 Music Festival in Cardiff on April 3rd. Dates are:

 7th April – Banquet @ PRYZM, Kingston  
 8th April – Rough Trade East, London 
 9th April – Resident, Brighton 
 10th April – Rough Trade, Bristol 
 11th April – Rough Trade, Nottingham 
12th April – HMV, Birmingham
13th April – Bear Tree Records out-store at The Foundry, Sheffield 
16th April – Newcastle University, Newcastle 
17th April – The Mash House, Edinburgh 
19th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 
20th April – Gorilla, Manchester 
21st April – Trinity Centre, Bristol
23rd April – o2 Institute, Birmingham 
24th April – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
26th April – Electric Ballroom, London
27th April – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park, Warrington
16th June – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport
23rd June – The Louisiana, Bristol 
9th July – TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Photo: Hollie Fernando




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