I really got a kick out of the first couple of Wet Leg singles, “Chaise Longe” and “Wet Dream”, but the song, “Angelica”, was the one that really got my attention and put me into the “Take my money!” camp. It’s a fantastic track that blends indie, shoegaze, and all. I love songs where guitars sound like bee swarms.
Their music reminded me most of The Breeders when I first heard them. That is a compliment of the highest order. At the same time, though, Wet Leg has a distinct aura all their own.
Wet Leg are a genuinely good duo in terms of musicianship and songwriting on their own terms, perfecting the art of endlessly hummable summer road trip tunes. The whole phenomenon right now, however, is a case of everything coming together in just the right way. The band logos and marketing are on-point, the music videos are both hilarious and subversive with regard to gender dynamics, and the live performances are great.