Forming out of hazy scenes on their native Isle of Wight – a sparsely populated island off the south coast of England accessible only by boat – Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel.
They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg. Wet Leg is sad music for party people, and party music for sad people.
Rhian and Hester each wear a small gold necklace, made by Hester: one that says Wet, and one that says Leg. Before last summer, those necklaces would have been cryptic to almost everyone else. However, a lot has changed since then. Wet Leg only released their debut single, ‘Chaise Longue’, in June 2021, but its dry wit, Mean Girls nod and thumping indie-disco beat turned it into a runaway hit.