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.
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