It would have been unreasonable for Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers to pray for the success they eventually got. Whoever our God/s are, they/she/he/it is/are just not that kind. But the Isle of Wight duo didn’t need to wish upon a star or whatever; they had a hook and a sequence of words that were involuntarily captivating. If ‘Chaise Longue’ gave Wet Leg novel notoriety, their debut should provoke reverence. It is an exhibition in musical containment, with a sound consistent enough to brand and the lyrical versatility to explore weakness and strength smartly and equally.
A favourite: ‘Wet Dream’
‘Wet Leg’ is out now via Domino Recording Co.