Wet Leg Live Up To The Hype On Debut Album: Review

Wet leg is particularly adept at expressing the chaotic uncertainty of gravity; See “Wet Dream”, which is “What makes you think you’re good enough to think of me when I touch you?” Balancing such teasing. With eye-popping offers to come home and see Buffalo66 On DVD. They are excellent at depicting the fall caused by separation; See “Ur Mum,” in which DeSdale counts a piercing primary scream, declaring, “When I think of what you have become, I am sorry for your mother.” In “I do not want to go out” she beats herself up with self-destructive tendencies (“I’m almost 28 years old, yet leaving my stupid face”), and the ex has to defend herself when making similar criticisms. “Oh no.” Far from being a series of punch lines, the album is a succulent universe with deliberately flawed protagonists. Like the heartbreaking “Loving You” and the bitter “Piece of Shit”, Wet Leg also occasionally drops their defenses. Then there is the grand finale of the record.

“It’s Too Late Now” is a slow-moving song about wrestling with dreams and moods and in the face of a terrifying world. After its release last year, Wet Leg proved to be more versatile than the dual nonsense suggested by “Choice Langu” and “Wet Dream”. Nevertheless, the song’s response to life’s problems – “I need a bubble bath to set me on a higher path” – undoubtedly led some critics of Wet Lake to determine that they were the indie-rock equivalent of Pinterest. – Ready embroidered pillow. The band is designed to be a very basic and accessible entry into the wave of talking British guitar bands such as Dry Cleaning, Yard Act and Sports Team – they do not need to be encouraged by the use of Fontaine DC / Squid / Black Midi producer tone. Carrie for most of their album. But they hired the legendary Alan Molder to mix, emphasizing their connection with the time-honored Alt-Rock Cannon. Rather than making the interludes a trend, Wet Leg’s album continues to be a classic, positioning them as one of the most gifted acts that transcends their moment.

The pop of the 60s echoes through the music of Wet Leg: Ronets and Jane Birkin are said to have made an impact, but mods like the Kinks and the 90s bridal scenes – pulp and elastics and blur, their strong hooks and misconceptions. Groove post-punk pioneers such as Slitz and Delta 5, as well as dance-rock descendants such as Franz Ferdinand and the LCD sound system are in the mix. Slacker-Rock Kings Pedestrian oblique pop genius, mechanic Cool Strokes of fellow fast lightning rods, Hymin’s sister companion, P-52’s new wave party vibes, Pixies’ surf-rock, The. Courtney Bornett’s descriptive explanation – you can hear all of this and more Wet footDozens of tracks. But rarely does a reference point obscure the band’s own immediate identity, except perhaps when they borrow the guitar line from “The Man Who Sold the World”.

I did not understand the serious reactions of the wet leg for a while. On the one hand, the Kiljoys, who have been so badly affected by the band’s overnight success, have no ability to enjoy any fun. On the other hand, I agreed that “Choice Long” was a quick lark, and was surprised when the wet leg exploded so fast. But on stage last month at a middle club in Columbus, their consistent agility stood alone. The sold out crowd did not just respond to “Chaise Longue” – they quickly hit, sang, danced, laughed and jumped from buzz bands like you never did. The album crystallizes that feeling, using enough polish to enhance the immense talent and glamor of these women without diminishing their Homespun beauty. Wet Leg does not carry themselves as an important band, but with this magnetic album, they are becoming remarkably beyond themselves. I hope they keep annoying their haters for a long time.

Wet foot Domino is 4/8 out.

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