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Wet Leg announce self-titled debut album with a couple more slapping singles “Too Late Now” and “Oh No”

Heat seeking Isle of Wight duo Wet Let have announced they’ll be releasing their self-titled debut album on April 8 through Domino. The album was largely produced by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey and (Jon McMullen and Josh Mobaraki produced a track each), and it was in fact finished by April this year, but they’ve taken their time eking out the goodies and building up the hype – which has certainly worked.

Today they share two more tracks, “Too Late Now” and “Oh No”. On the former, Teasdale says:

“It is about sleepwalking into adulthood. I never imagined that my adult life would look the way it does and I guess this song reflects on some of the pressures and pulls of life. Sometimes I get really inside my head and everything can feel very overwhelming. I think this song is about accepting that life can feel a bit shit from time to time. Maybe don’t indulge that thought too much though. Just take some time for yourself. Take a breath. Have a bath. It might make you feel a bit better.”

The sound of “Too Late Now” also supports that sleepwalking feeling, as Wet Leg slow down their usually-frenetic sound to a dreamy float. That is until pressures and anxieties get too much and we get a spoken word breakdown before “Too Late Now” ramps up into a buzzing garage-rocker. As ever, it’s hard to tell where this song sits on the sardonic vs serious axis, but that just invites you to listen again and make your own mind up.

“Oh No” is certainly a lot more pointed and playful, with a thumping intro where Teasadale mock sings “oh my god / life is hard”. This teasing intro leads us unsuspectingly into a booming glam chorus that explodes their tongue-in-cheek imagery into carnival-size horrors. It’s a delight that shows the muscularity Wet Leg can wield when they deem the time to be right.

Watch the video for “Too Late Now” below and find both songs on streaming platforms.

Wet Leg’s debut album Wet Leg comes out on April 8 through Domino (pre-order/save). Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

They also have all these dates ahead:

1st December – Transmusicales de Rennes, Rennes
7th December – Mercury Lounge, New York – sold out
8th December – Union Pool, Brooklyn – sold out
9th December – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn – sold out
13th December – The Echo, Los Angeles – sold out
14th December – The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles – sold out
15th December – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco – sold out
16th December – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco *
17th December – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles *
18th December – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles *

* = with CHVRCHES

16th January – Brixton Academy, London ^
19th January – Eurosonic, Groningen
20th January – Ekko, Utrecht
28th January – Yes Pink Room, Manchester – Independent Venue Week
30th January – The Joiners, Southampton – Independent Venue Week
1st February – Elsewhere, Margate – Independent Venue Week
2nd February – 100 Club, London – Independent Venue Week
3rd February – The Louisiana, Bristol – Independent Venue Week
3rd March – Amsterdam Bar and Hall, Minneapolis, MN
4th March – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
5th March – A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH
7th March – Horsehoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
8th March – Bar le Ritz PBD, Montreal, QC
10th March – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
11th March – DC9, Washington, DC
12th March – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
14th March – Basement East, Nashville, TN
16th-18th March – SXSW, Austin, TX
20th March – Secret Group, Houston, TX
23rd March – Pabellon Cuervo, Mexico City, Mexico ^
25th March – Wise Hall, Vancouver, BC
26th March – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
27th March – Vitalidad, Portland, OR
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 – Koko, London – sold out
27th April – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – sold out
14th May – Point Ephemere, Paris
15th May – Le Nuits Botanique @ Botanique Rotonde, Brussels
16th May – Jaki, Cologne
19th May – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
20th May – Rotown, Rotterdam
21st May – London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
24th May – Milla, Munich
25th May – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin
28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender @ Victoria Park, Warrington
9th July – TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, Glasgow

^ = with IDLES