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Jun 22, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) released their self-titled debut album in April via Domino and it’s one of the most acclaimed and best received debut albums in years. It’s often difficult to follow-up such a successful first album, but Wet Leg has wasted no time apparently. In an interview with Absolute Radio’s Ben Burrell, backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival, the duo says they’ve already finished their second album. More

Watch Harry Styles Cover Wet Leg’s “Wet Dream”

Part of Styles’ Session for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

May 24, 2022

Admittedly, we don’t cover Harry Styles much here at Under the Radar, although he seems alright for a major pop star. At least he has good taste in support acts, including a lot of artists we do cover more regularly (Jenny Lewis, Jessie Ware, Madi Diaz, Blood Orange, etc.). And when the British singer tours Australia and New Zealand next year he’ll be bringing Under the Radar favorites Wet Leg with him. Perhaps as a precursor to that, Styles and his band have covered Wet Leg’s 2021 single “Wet Dream” in a session for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. It’s a spirited cover and his backing band seems really into it. More

May 20, 2022

We don’t know who Moist Limb are exactly, but they have produced a disturbing and hilarious parody cover of Wet Leg’s 2021 hit “Chaise Longue.” Moist Limb’s version is titled “Trone Noir” and is accompanied by a video that remakes the “Chaise Longue” video in horror movie mode (hearts are eaten). More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Kiwi Jr., Soccer Mommy, Horsegirl, and More

Plus Sinead O’Brien, Sun’s Signature, Cola, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 20, 2022

Welcome to the 20th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a mixed week for new tracks, but there were still some good ones worth crowing about and we settled on a Top 13. More

Apr 21, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) have announced some new North American tour dates and shared On Tour with Wet Leg, a new mini documentary chronicling their recent U.S. East Coast tour. It includes a brief moment where they meet Jack White in Nashville. More

Apr 15, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) have landed at #1 on the official UK album chart for their self-titled debut album, which was released last week via Domino. The band have also shared a “Live on the Porch” session featuring them performing five songs from the album in their native Isle of Wight. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Father John Misty, Wet Leg, Sun’s Signature, The Smile, and More

Plus Melody’s Echo Chamber, Florist, Horsegirl, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 08, 2022

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a fantastic new release day, with fresh albums by Wet Leg, Father John Misty, Jack White, Oceanator, Daniel Rossen, Orville Peck, Lucius, and others. Some of those artists end up on this week’s Songs of the Week, which is a Top 12 this week. More

Apr 08, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) have released their self-titled debut album today via Domino. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, today we posted our new interview with the band on the album and yesterday we posted our rave review of Wet Leg. More

Apr 04, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) are releasing their self-titled debut album this Friday via Domino. Now they have shared what is surely the last pre-release single from the album, “Ur Mum,” via an amusing video for the song. “Ur Mum” features Teasdale showing off her longest, loudest scream. More

Mar 10, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) are releasing their self-titled debut album on April 8 via Domino. Last night they stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they performed “Wet Dream” on the broadcast show and “Chaise Longue” as a web-exclusive. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Ezra Furman, Nilüfer Yanya, Belle and Sebastian, Wet Leg, and More

Plus Sharon Van Etten, Bartees Strange, Alex Izenberg, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 04, 2022

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a stellar week for new tracks and we could only narrow it down to a Top 12, with several strong honorable mentions. More

Wet Leg Share Video for New Song “Angelica”

Self-Titled Album Due Out April 8 via Domino

Feb 28, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) are releasing their self-titled debut album on April 8 via Domino. Now they have shared a new song from it, “Angelica,” via another one of their amusing self-directed videos. More

Feb 01, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) are releasing their self-titled debut album on April 8 via Domino. Now they have shared a video for “Oh No” that highlights various social media comments about the band from both fans and trolls. More

Under the Radar’s Top 130 Songs of 2021

Our Favorite 2021 Tracks That You Can Listen to All Day Long, All Day Long

Jan 25, 2022

It is confounding that so many outlets insist on posting best songs of the year lists in early December. Not only are there several more weeks left in the year, in which a number of potential great songs could be released, it also takes time to digest all the tracks released in November and earlier in the fall. We’ve obviously taken too much time. More

Wet Leg Cover Madonna’s “Material Girl” for SiriusXMU

Self-Titled Album Due Out April 8 via Domino

Jan 21, 2022

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) stopped by SiriusXMU to perform a cover of Madonna’s “Material Girl.” More

Under The Radar Announces Media Partnership With ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)

The 2022 edition starts on Wednesday 19th and features Self Esteem and Wet Leg among others

Jan 17, 2022

Under the Radar announces media partnership with ESNS for its 2022 edition More

Under the Radar Announces Special 20th Anniversary Double Issue

Issue 69 Has Two Cover Group Shots Featuring Grandaddy, CHVRCHES, Kamasi Washington, Bat For Lashes, Weyes Blood, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, Nilüfer Yanya, Miki Berenyi, The Horrors, and Rose Elinor Dougall

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is our special 20th Anniversary Issue. It’s a double issue celebrating two decades of the magazine (our first issue came out in December 2001). The issue has shipped out to subscribers and stores and can now be bought from us directly here. The issue features two special covers, each featuring a different group of musicians together. More

Watch Wet Leg Perform “Chaise Longue” on “Seth Meyers”

Self-Titled Album Due Out April 8, 2022 via Domino

Dec 09, 2021

Last night, British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) made their American TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where they performed “Chaise Longue.” More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Wet Leg, Yard Act, The Divine Comedy, Trentemøller, and More

Plus The Soundcarriers, Boy Harsher, Tears for Fears, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 03, 2021

Welcome to the 45th Songs of the Week of 2021. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of Thanksgiving, so this week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks. Even taking into account two weeks worth of songs, the pickings were a little slim. We came up with 10 we liked. More

Watch Wet Leg’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert For NPR

Self-Titled Album Due Out April 8, 2022 via Domino

Dec 02, 2021

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) have performed a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR, where they performed “Chaise Longue,” “Wet Dream,” “Oh No,” and “Too Late Now.” Their self-titled debut album will be out on April 8, 2022 via Domino. More

Wet Leg Announce Debut Album and Tour, Share Two New Songs and Music Video

Self-Titled Album Due Out April 8, 2022 via Domino

Nov 29, 2021

British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) have announced the release of their self-titled debut album, which will be out on April 8, 2022 via Domino. The duo have also shared two new songs, “Too Late Now” and “Oh No,” with an accompanying music video for “Too Late Now.” North American tour dates have also been announced for March 2022. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wet Leg, Elbow, Courtney Barnett, Coach Party, and More

Plus Field Music, Hovvdy, IAN SWEET, Gone to Color, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 01, 2021

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2021. Old school rock was alive and well this week, with new songs from The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, Sting, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie, but none of those tracks made our Songs of the Week list. More

Wet Leg Share Surreal Video for New Song “Wet Dream”

The British Duo’s Second Ever Single is Out Now via Domino

Sep 28, 2021

New British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers) have shared a new song, “Wet Dream,” via an amusing video for it directed by Teasdale. In the song, Teasdale tells an ex-lover it’s not okay to still have wet dreams about her. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Tachys, Ora the Molecule, Wet Leg, Indigo De Souza, and More

Plus Mega Bog, Water From Your Eyes, koleżanka, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 18, 2021

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a strong week for new songs, so we ended up with a Top 12 and some excellent honorable mentions as well. This is a very Scandinavian Songs of the Week, with artists from Denmark (two of them), Sweden, and Norway. More

Jun 15, 2021

New British duo Wet Leg have shared a new song, “Chaise Longue,” via a self-directed video for it. The band have also announced that they have signed to Domino and the song is being described as their debut single. More



Interviews

Wet Leg on Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Wet Dreams with Dry Humor

Apr 08, 2022

Wet Leg, seemingly out of nowhere, gatecrashed 2021 when their hypnotic debut single, “Chaise Longue” (which at the time of writing has over 13 million streams on Spotify, with its video logging over three-and-a-half million YouTube views), became a cult underground smash. The follow-up, the equally enigmatic “Wet Dream,” consolidated Wet Leg’s position as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the UK in recent years. More

22 For 2022

Under the Radar selects its top tips for the New Year

Dec 22, 2021

With 2021 coming to an end, Under the Radar asked its writers to look into their collective crystal balls and look ahead to the next twelve months. So, without further ado, here are the 22 acts Under the Radar and its contributors are most excited about as we approach 2022. More

Aug 30, 2021

The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel just a few miles off the south coast of the UK, has certainly been punching above its weight, musically speaking of late. Post-punk duo Wet Leg is the latest buzz band to emerge from the Isle, comprising of friends Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. They’ve also recently signed to Domino Records and released their debut single “Chaise Longue” to universal acclaim. More


Reviews

Jun 17, 2022

Under the Radar’s Jimi Arundell heads to Glastonbury next week for its 50th edition. Here are his thoughts about the greatest music festival on earth. More

Apr 07, 2022

Had Peter Parker (of Spider-Man fame) eschewed photography (or superheroing) to pursue a career as a musician, his wise old Uncle Ben might have adjusted his advice accordingly to “with great hype comes great expectation.” There’s no denying that UK band Wet Leg—formed and fronted by Isle of Wight musicians Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers—have had an inordinate amount of buzz thrust upon them after the release of their addictive lockdown busting debut single “Chaise Lounge.” More

Oct 26, 2021

Wet Leg prove once again why they’re the most exciting new band in Britain. More