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Glastonbury 2022: Watch Wet Leg Perform “Chaise Longue” to a Massive Crowd

There Were Even Two Lobsters in the Audience

Jun 27, 2022 Bookmark and Share

Glastonbury finally returned this past weekend after taking 2020 and 2021 off due to COVID-19 and one of the highlights was no doubt British duo Wet Leg (Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers), who performed their viral hit “Chaise Longue” to a massive crowd Friday afternoon from the Park Stage. The audience enthusiastically sang along to every word and there were even two people dressed as lobsters in the crowd, perhaps in reference to Wet Leg’s “Wet Dream” video. Watch the performance of “Chaise Longue” below.

“Chaise Longue” was the band’s debut single and it only came out a year ago. And Wet Leg released their self-titled debut album in April via Domino. So it’s amazing to see them rise to such heights in a short amount of time, already performing to such a big crowd at England’s biggest music festival. The band recently revealed in an interview with Absolute Radio’s Ben Burrell, backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival, that they had already completed their second album.

While British music fans were able to watch many full Glastonbury sets via the BBC’s iPlayer, the service is geoblocked in the rest of the world so American fans have to make do with selected songs from Glastonbury posted to the BBC’s YouTube channel.

Wet Leg landed at #1 on the official UK album chart and in America also made it to #14 on the Billboard 200 album chart (and at #4 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart). Wet Leg also debuted at #1 on the Australian album chart.

Stream the album here.

Pop superstar Harry Styles recently covered Wet Leg’s 2021 single “Wet Dream” in a session for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Wet Leg will be supporting the British singer when he tours Australia and New Zealand next year.

We recently posted a disturbing and hilarious parody cover of Wet Leg’s 2021 hit “Chaise Longue” by a band calling themselves Moist Limb. 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). “Trone Noir” translates to “Black Throne.”

“Chaise Longue” was #1 on our Top 130 Songs of 2021 list.

Read our 2021 interview with Wet Leg on “Chaise Longue.”

Read our recent interview with Wet Leg on their album here.

Read our rave review of Wet Leg here.

Wet Leg features the songs “Chaise Longue” (which was one of our Songs of the Week), “Wet Dream,” which topped our Songs of the Week list, “Oh No,” and “Too Late Now,” the latter of which also topped our Songs of the Week list. Then they shared a video for “Oh No.” That was followed by another single, “Angelica,” shared via another one of their amusing self-directed videos. “Angelica” also made our Songs of the Week list.

Then the duo did a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR, performed “Chaise Longue” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and stopped by SiriusXMU to perform a cover of Madonna’s “Material Girl.” Then in March Wet Leg stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they performed “Wet Dream” on the broadcast show and “Chaise Longue” as a web-exclusive.

Wet Leg released one last pre-release single, “Ur Mum,” via another amusing video. “Ur Mum” also made our Songs of the Week list. Then the band shared a “Live on the Porch” session featuring them performing five songs from the album in their native Isle of Wight.

They also announced some new North American tour dates and shared On Tour with Wet Leg, a mini documentary chronicling a previous U.S. East Coast tour.

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