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Thursday, March 03, 2022

Newsletter: Wet Leg unveil new single “Angelica”

03/03/2022 08:30:24 PM

Author's Note: Ahead of the launching of their debut album, Wet Leg has recently released their new single “Angelica.” Read more of their new musical work in the press release below.

“They’re one of those new bands whose sound and aesthetic seem to have arrived fully formed, promising exciting if totally unpredictable things to come” The New York Times
“A breath of fresh air” The Independent
“2022 is going to be their year” Clash
“Immensely charming” Stereogum
“One of 2022’s most anticipated debuts” Metro
“Stupidly fun and outrageously addictive” NME

With the release of Wet Leg’s self-titled debut album just over a month away (due April 8th), the Isle of Wight duo (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) are pleased to unveil their new single “Angelica”.

Named after Rhian's oldest friend, “Angelica” was recorded in Hester's living room, by bandmate Joshua Mobaraki. A mixture of the absurd (“She brought lasagne to the party”), the sardonic (“I don’t wanna listen to your band”) and social angst (“I look at my feet then I look for the door”), it's a trippy, synth-kissed journey through parties and regrets. "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 – self-directed by the band – was shot on the island and is an unbridled record of Rhian and Hester’s friendship complete with high-kicks, fisticuffs, kiss-and-make ups, vast amounts of hair and even more dancing. 

Additionally, the sold out “Chaise Longue” 7” from last year is getting a repress and is available to buy here. 

Several of the band’s US dates have been upgraded, and additional UK in-stores have been added due to demand. The band have also been announced for BBC 6 Music Festival in Cardiff. Full details can be found below. 

Listen to Wet Leg’s previous singles: “Chaise Longue”, “Wet Dream”, “Too Late Now” and “Oh No”. 

Wet Leg is available to pre-order on exclusive clear vinyl (with a 7” of two non-album tracks) via the band’s webstore, standard vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally. A variety of merch (T-shirt, print) is available as a pre-order bundle too. Pre-order: Wet Leg Store | Digital

Upcoming live dates
2nd March – The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI 
3rd March – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 
4th March – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL – sold out
5th March - A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH – sold out
7th March – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
10th March – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY – sold out
11th March – DC9, Washington, DC – sold out
12th March – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA – sold out
14th March – The Basement East, Nashville, TN 
16th March – Domino showcase @ Half-Step, SXSW, Austin, TX
17th March - The British Music Embassy / BBC @ Cedar Street Courtyard, SXSW, Austin, TX
20th March – Secret Group, Houston, TX – sold out
22nd March – 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
23rd March – Music Box, San Diego, CA – sold out
24th March - Music Box, San Diego, CA
26th March – Crocodile, Seattle, WA
27th March – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR 
29th March – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA – sold out
30th March – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – sold out
3rd April – BBC 6 Music Festival, Cardiff
Thursday 7th April – Banquet @ PRYZM, Kingston (early & late) – Tickets for early show
Friday 8th April - Rough Trade East, London (matinee & evening) – sold out
Saturday 9th April – Resident, Brighton – sold out
Sunday 10th April - Rough Trade, Bristol – sold out
Monday 11th April - Rough Trade, Nottingham – sold out
Tuesday 12th April – HMV, Birmingham – sold out
13th April - Bear Tree Records out-store at The Foundry, Sheffield Tickets
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
14th May – Point Ephemere, Paris – sold out
15th May – Le Nuits Botanique @ Botanique Rotonde, Brussels
16th May – Jaki, Cologne
19th May – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
20th May – Rotown, Rotterdam – sold out
21st May – London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
23rd May – Milla, Munich
24th May – Milla, Munich – sold out
25th May – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin – 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
25th August – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver – sold out
Author: slickmaster | © 2022 The SlickMaster's Files

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